After four days of Camp Agape, my children laugh that I’m in my Camp Coma for about a week. While it’s humorous there is a lot of truth in their designation of my abilities. There are some things that I’ve learned from others and from my own experiences regarding physical fatigue.
First, this is a physical condition that cannot be ignored or “played with.” It is a serious condition.
Second, even though rest is the most important ingredient in recovery, there is also the need for quiet. That is, spend some time with yourself–alone. Turn off the TV. Unplug your mind from the Internet. Give your brain time to recoup.
Third, find YOUR way to regather your thoughts and your well-being. While I recoup best by reading, other will find that taxing. Gardening, repairing your car, cleaning, puzzles. Almost any brain-dead activity will do as long as it is something that refreshes you.
Fourth, unwind your brain. Most of us must unwind before we can truly rest. When one of my grandchildren (aged three) realized that I was unable to sleep, she tenderly told me, “I had to learn how to sleep. I’ll show you. Put your arm on your head, like this. Then, rub the corner of your blanket and you will fall asleep.” She had found a way to unwind her brain.
Finally, rest your body. Sleep is vital but staring time is equally important.
The Bible tells us that the Lord gives His Beloved rest. Take that time to be with Him in quiet and peace. Rest.