The most important strategy in your personal life is to have one—a personal life, that is. (Karen Saakvitne & Laurie Pearlman, counselors and authors)
It is sometimes true of counselors, pastors, preachers, teachers, and therapists that they are so wrapped up in their clients’ issues, they rarely take time for their own health and emotional needs. That often leads to burn out and breakdowns. People need to get away from everyday work occasionally, for they were designed for times of rest and restoration.
There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his (Hebrews 4:9-10).