Avoiding Holiday Burnout

Avoiding burnout: 

Let’s be honest, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season can often become stressful. Already busy schedules have to squeeze room for added activities and responsibilities.  From planning, shopping, wrapping, decorating, final exams, programs, and parties, the extra energy required leaves many of us feeling burned out and exhausted. 

But what if it didn’t have to be that way? 

None of us have an endless supply of energy and there is only so much we can use at a time. We must be intentional about how and where we spend it. It’s not wise to partake in every holiday activity, they’re simply not all worthwhile. 

And though our energy is finite, it’s also renewable.  

Carrying resentment, holding a grudge, bearing anger, throwing fits, wrestling with worry, and fighting with guilt all require energy. So, too, does walking in love and obedience. But its only when, being rooted in Christ, we walk in love and obedience that it’s renewed. 

Avoiding energy burnout is a two part process. Spend it wisely and remain deeply rooted. 

Be blessed, my friends. 

Ann 

“For I am like a tree whose roots reach the water, whose branches are refreshed with the dew…my strength is continually renewed.” (Job 29:19, 20)

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