Home Making and Chronic Illness: Idling or Resting??

Posted June 19, 2017 7:04 pm by BellaBricks

Home Making and Chronic Illness: Idling or Resting??

So  after three days of fighting Fibro and CVS I finally managed to completely clean my room and check it off my cleaning schedule! I am so happy. However everything does have it’s price. I am was up at 3 am, getting sick because of my CVS (this is a reoccurring theme though), and I was up at 1am for about 45 mins with weird muscle spasms/charlie horse/dead leg thing happening in my calves. It was unpleasant, to say the least. But through all the pain and vacuuming, I learned more than I ever could imagine.
You see Proverbs 31:27 talks about the bread of Idleness and what I did not understand was that there is a difference between idleness and rest.

According to the dictionary Rest is defined


the refreshing quiet or repose of sleep:

a good night’s rest.

refreshing ease or inactivity after exertion or labor:

to allow an hour for rest.

relief or freedom, especially from anything that wearies, troubles, or disturbs.”
While Idleness is defined as:



the quality, state, or condition of being lazy, inactive, or idle:

His lack of interest in the larger world and his consummate idleness were the causes of their dreadful divorce.

adjective, idler, idlest.

not working or active; unemployed; doing nothing:

idle workers.

not spent or filled with activity:

idle hours.

not in use or operation; not kept busy:

idle machinery.

habitually doing nothing or avoiding work; lazy.

of no real worth, importance, or significance:

idle talk.

having no basis or reason; baseless; groundless:

idle fears.

frivolous; vain:

idle pleasures.
verb (used without object), idled, idling.

to pass time doing nothing.

to move, loiter, or saunter aimlessly:

to idle along the avenue.

(of a machine, engine, or mechanism) to operate at a low speed,disengaged from the load.
verb (used with object), idled, idling.

to pass (time) doing nothing (often followed by away):

to idle away the afternoon.

to cause (a person) to be idle:

The strike idled many workers.

to cause (a machine, engine, or mechanism) to idle:

I waited in the car while idling the engine.

the state or quality of being idle.

the state of a machine, engine, or mechanism that is idling:

a cold engine that stalls at idle.”
It was not until I read these definitions, did I understand that I was not being idle because I sat down to either prevent pain or because of pain. I also learned a definition of a new word as well:
 And I realized that I had been adding this philosophy and not even realizing it! So YAY ME! I also conquered my personal demons with when applying this to my life. I learned that I am more productive if I work within my Illness not AROUND it.

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