BUT...I know if I don't feed on the Word of God, I'm done for. I learned that in the trenches as a working mom and wife. I rise early to have quiet time and Bible study with the Lord to cry out to Him for the wisdom and strength to do this work.
I have dealt with anemia a few times in my life and I sense that the lack of private time in God's Word is similar in a spiritual sense to anemia in my physical health. Anemia would sneak up on me when I was younger. I'd being going along fine, and then I felt like someone poked a hole in my gas tank and I was running on empty. Recently I read in a medical article that people usually don't notice the symptoms of anemia, because it develops slowly and the symptoms may be mild. It's only when it gets worse that the symptoms are severe enough to seek medical help.
In my case it was a dietary need. I know in this time pressured job if I am not careful with my spiritual and mental diet, I will risk anemia. I live by the Word of God and God's call in my life NOW. A Word that came to me in the past blesses me; but His fresh Word is what sustains and lifes me.
I rise early to have the quiet time to "eat" and "chew" on the Bread of Life: God's Holy Bible. I dare not put off the main sustenance in my daily life for fear of "spiritual anemia."