Everything just seems so complicated. There are so, so many possibilities and paths to choose from right now. And I'm told that it doesn't it doesn't get any easier as I age.
Age. Yikes. I'm 16. That's young. I think. So why am I contemplating the intricacies of my personality and dissecting every decision I make?
What if *insert terrifying and annoying outcome here*? But what if doing what I want is okay?
I'm not at all suggesting I send sternly-worded texts (texting...oh the days) to everyone who insists that Camp Rock isn't in a top 10 DCOM (even though IT IS).
I mean, what if wanting to stay home to eat cookies and binge-read Peony blogs is okay?
Most of us don't own never-empty jars like the widow at Zarephath (1 Kings 17; helped Elijah) or the poor widow (2 Kings 4; helped by Elisha). And our hearts are the same way. We can only give so much of ourselves before we burn-out.
So instead of waiting for that day when getting out of bed is not only a struggle with our minds, but with our hearts, let's take a break.
Yes, the world needs incredibly social and caring people like you, but you don't need to sacrifice your sanity and health for it. And plus, you'll be more helpful after an episode (...or five...) of Psych or Gilmore Girls or whatever your preferred poison happens to be. Even if it's just for a little while (and always temporarily), try and be a little more selfish; at the end of the day, this is more helpful.
Just be sure not to pick a break-activity that is actually poisonous to any part of your health. Counter productivity - :/.