If you are seeking real, lasting sobriety, try this – take a nap.
Seriously, one of your problems may be that you aren’t getting enough sleep. Jenna Fletcher offers several health benefits from simply getting enough sleep:
- Better productivity and concentration
- Lower weight gain risk
- Better calorie regulation
- Greater athletic performance
- Lower risk of heart disease
- More social and emotional intelligence
- Preventing depression
- Stronger immune system
Elijah was easily the most prolific preacher of the Old Testament. One day, after facing down 850 false prophets, he was worn out. His exhaustion led to depression, and he literally cried out for God to take his life. God’s answer?
Take a nap, Elijah.
“Then Elijah lay down under the tree and fell asleep” (1 Kings 19:5). It wasn’t long before Elijah was back in the game.
Wilson Mizner suggests, “The amount of sleep required by the average person is five minutes more.”
Recovery Step: If you don’t have solid recovery, try this – take a nap.