I'm sure that sounds like a paradox - indeed it is and it is also a fact of and for life.
During a training I attended, the instructor said: "Our bodies whisper before they shout."
My husband keeps saying the body is only so elastic - before it snaps... This is such a true statement.
Besides being tangled in gadgets, women take on so much and don't "take off" as much time to relax, rest and be recharged - well I know that I don't. We can only give what we have and if we're exhausted - spirit, soul and body - diminishing returns will set in and so will the cycle of futility rather than fruitfulness and fulfillment.
A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of spending a weekend away with some other ladies - yes all mothers. It was such a great time away - we were truly away. For starters, the wireless coverage was practically non-existent so we were unplugged by force. And then there were no children with us - oh the joys of being blessed with others to take care of our children while we retreated to refresh and be reenergized. Being away from the gadgets including TV and "people," provided us with opportunities to have quality conversations and develop deeper richer relationships...
It was quite the experience unplugging from the "world" and plugging into the Word and prayer. With the way God opened His heavens over us, it was evident that we had properly focused and sought after God. Weeks later, I'm still reeling from that experience and looking forward to the next time I'll unplug from the busyness of life...