I have a tendency to be a bit of a perfectionist, and it is usually about different things. This week I have been obsessed with spending my time in the best way possible and that is to spend it with my family. I couldn't figure out why I was getting stressed out and was not feeling the spirit as much. I thought that I should be feeling it more.
I was reading a book just now by Brent L Top. He was talking about the importance of taking time to meditate. He said that when we constantly push ourselves mercilessly, we often feel guilty for taking time for ourselves. However, when we take more time for meditation we are doing something spiritually significant. We are not being lazy or wasteful with our time. We are sitting down with God and pondering who we are, what we can do and how we can improve.
Dieter F Uchtdorf said:
" It may seem odd to think of having a relationship with ourselves, but we do. Some people can’t get along with themselves. They criticize and belittle themselves all day long until they begin to hate themselves. May I suggest that you reduce the rush and take a little extra time to get to know yourself better. Walk in nature, watch a sunrise, enjoy God’s creations, ponder the truths of the restored gospel, and find out what they mean for you personally. Learn to see yourself as Heavenly Father sees you—as His precious daughter or son with divine potential."
I am going to try to spend a little more time meditating and refocusing my life in order to have the spirit in my life more.