Banging your head against the wall hurts. For me, headbanging means I’ve picked up too many things to do, and some downsizing needs to happen. I can’t say no when I should say no. When I reach the point where hair pulling is the only solution, the light comes on in my brain. I’m over-extended.
I was there a few weeks ago. Slowly I started saying no. Cutting back is allowing me to get a fresh perspective. Now I’m evaluating other things, even asking for outside advice (which I hate). Maybe a few more trees to thin out in the forest around me is needed.
But, God is still my number one priority. My relationship with him is essential. Spending more time in prayer and doing lots of short prayers during the day has helped. Now, I realize releasing burdens whenever they pop up has also been beneficial. By doing so, my head seems to be better. Time will tell.
You’ve just read how I’ve expressed my priority changes. Maybe you are in a similar situation. If so, think about releasing some of your responsibilities—the ones you picked up and don’t need. Ask yourself, “Will the world get along without my involvement?” The world will be here tomorrow and next year.
Release and rejuvenate is good for my soul, and perchance you need a resurgence also.