What’s one of the first things most people try when their computer starts running slower or having other problems? They save their work and reboot their computer, which clears the computer’s cluttered memory. Often that is exactly what was needed to get the computer working efficiently again.
When you see that it’s taking you longer than it should to complete the task at hand, it may seem like a waste of precious time to stop long enough to clear your mind and settle your spirit, but you’ll probably waste more time and energy in the long run if you don’t. You would be like the person whose computer is running slow or acting up, but who doesn’t want to take the time to clear the computer’s overloaded memory by rebooting.
Here are a few things that you can do to “reboot” yourself, all of which involve stepping back from your work for a few minutes: Take a short walk in the fresh air. Take a few deep breaths to clear your lungs. Stretch. Do some light exercises to get your heart rate up a little. Look out the window at God’s creation. Count your blessings. Enjoy a cup of tea. Take a short nap.
Before you go back to work, ask Jesus to put each of the tasks still ahead of you in perspective. Reassess your priorities and adjust your work plan accordingly.
—Revelation 14:11 ESV / And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name.”
John 10:10 ESV / The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
Proverbs 17:1 ESV / Better is a dry morsel with quiet than a house full of feasting with strife.