Exhaustion, Depression and Self Care // Glimpses Link Up — 28 Comments

  1. I’m so sorry you feel exhausted and depressed, Barbie. Yes, self-care is so important. But sometimes not so easy to do when others are pulling on you for time and attention, right? I pray you will get more rest in every way and your consult and possible future surgery will go well. Blessings and hugs!

  2. Hello, sweet friend! Rest is SO important! I hope you can commit to getting more sleep, I know you will feel better 🙂 Praying for Lynn’s job prospect and your consultation tomorrow!

    • I’m trying my best. It certainly isn’t easy and I do want to feel better. Still praying for breakthrough and favor from the interview.

  3. Praying for you, sweet friend! Self care is such a huge thing – and for too long was pushed aside and thought of as selfish. I think our minds go to extremes, but once we have put into practice self care –it really doesn’t take as long as we fear! And those rare occasions where we need more time –we see how important and helpful it is! Praying for your appt tomorrow, too! Keep us posted!

  4. Dear Barbie,
    I am continuing to pray that God will bless you abundantly for all of the serving that you have done for Him! And sometimes, I think that blessing comes in a resting time, even though we might not see it as that at first. I know I sure have had a hard time also, when the Lord calls me away to rest in Him. May the Doctors have great wisdom in your appointment tomorrow!

  5. Praying for wisdom and guidance about surgery and healthy choices! We go through seasons, I think, when we are tempted to make unhealthy choices sabotaging past healthy choices. Sometimes it takes great courage along with God’s great help to return to operating in healthy ways. Been there!

    • It’s been hard for me to make health choices. The Dr. alluded to my weight today and I was like “here we go”. But really, I need to get in rear in gear with this . I’m not getting any younger. I’m tired of Yo-Yo dieting.

  6. Praying for your consultation and surgery. I’ve been through it and it was worth it. Self care will be important after, and remember that everyone recovers differently, so give yourself grace to allow your body to recover in the way, and timeline, that it needs. Praying encouragement for your mind and soul in all things.

  7. I’m so sorry you’ve had a tough week, Barbie! I tend to push myself, too, and find I’m not good at really resting. But the most essential thing for me is time with God. When I go a couple of days only writing and counseling and giving out without plugging in to Him, little things become big things and big things seem insurmountable. Praying for your surgery consultation. Blessings!

    • That’s absolutely true of me too Donna. I really need to lean into His voice and rest when I start to feel all the “feels” that weigh me down. Thanks for stopping by!

  8. It’s hard for me to go to bed right when the kids do, too. I like having that quiet time to unwind for a bit. But I have discovered rest is essential to physical, emotional, and even spiritual health. It’s a struggle to find the right balance. Praying for you.

    • It really is hard. My kids are teens and adults and they stay up late. Sometimes I sneak into bed with my Kindle and watch/read until I get sleeping. At least I’m laying down 🙂

  9. I’m better in some areas of self-care but the physical health kind? Not as much. I like your weekly list of glimpses. It helps me recognize the things I often take for granted.

  10. Barbie,
    Good for you for choosing self-care over pushing forward through exhaustion. Resting is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. Praying for you regarding your surgery. I have surgery this am…so if you’d pray for me too, I’d appreciate it.
    Bev xx

  11. It is inportant to take care of ourselves but definitely not always easy. Sometimes I worry that it’s selfish but really when we’re looking after ourselves we have more to offer to others. Praying for you in finding this balance, and also for your consultation on Tuesday.

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