Most of you know I was diagnosed with Mono a few weeks ago. My doctor’s orders were for me to rest. Here’s what I have done so far to rest:
- Quit work: I’ve taken Medical Leave from Wachovia and Camp Bow Wow.
- Trusted others: Delegated Relational Ministry activities at Midtown to my (awesome) Volunteer Team.
- Quit cleaning: Let the house get dirty. I normally vacuum daily. I make my bed every morning before work. I dust and mop once a week. I have had to force myself to let those things fall to the side.
- Been served by others: Other people have done the cooking and run errands for me.
- Slept: Sometimes as much as 16 hours in one day.
- Said no: Cancelled meetings, meals and conversations over coffee.
- Reduced urgency: Let the e-mail inbox fill up and let my voicemail go unchecked for a while.
But even with all that, during the last three weeks I have found myself asking the question “How do I rest?” Sure, it has been weeks since I have set foot in the office or gone on a business meeting, I’ve been less social and slept more than the average college kid does on a weekend day; but still, is this all there is to rest(ing)?
So now I pose the question to you: How do you rest?