I have been thinking a bit lately about self care. I am acutely aware that I am still not as proficient about self care as I should be.
I realised this week that I am exhausted. My patience levels are low. This hit home this week when my 4 year old Granddaughter yelled “Come on” while we were stuck in traffic. She learnt that from me.
So I have delegated some church tasks this week. I am no longer the church cleaner. Better to employ a single Mum who needs the work and $. I have asked another Pastor to look after one of the groups I lead. I was doing 2 groups, he was doing none.
I am recalling “the need is not the call”.
I am also going to concentrate my responses on The Mighty to blocks of time, not checking it through out the day. It hurts to read posts of people struggling but I am not their answer and I am not responsible for their health. I can and will get involved. I will offer appropriate counsel, loads of empathy and encouragement. However I will not jeopardise my own health to do this.