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.”
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.
not working or active; unemployed; doing nothing:
not spent or filled with activity:
not in use or operation; not kept busy:
habitually doing nothing or avoiding work; lazy.
of no real worth, importance, or significance:
having no basis or reason; baseless; groundless:
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.
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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