Something that I hope I am learning this year is how to pace myself. My natural rhythm seems to be 'work until burnout, drop out, bounce back'. I think I've dealt with that some time back, but I still struggle to find a good balance. I find it very hard to stop if there is stuff to be done - unless it's stuff I really, really don't want to do!
At the moment I feel that I have plenty of scope. There are opportunities. I can pick things up or lay them down. And this is great because it is a little like a real church situation - there is always work to do!
So, I feel that I've been going flat out today so far. And I still have worship practice tonight. Now I am trying to stop and take a break for a couple of hours . . . while there is still work to be done . . .