It has been almost a month since my last blog post! I had some updating to do to the inside (technical parts) of my website, and I think it is finally ready. Yay!!
While this was going on, I was somewhat forced to take a break, and I found out that I really needed it.
For some reason, I am not good at taking breaks.
I have some issues with things like: making sure the car has gas, remembering to eat when I am really busy working, and allowing myself to rest when I am tired but don’t want to admit it. I tend to just keep on going when the gas is low, the energy is depleted, and the mind and body really need rest.
I keep going and going and going….giving and giving and giving, and then before I know it I am…Spent. Empty. Blank.
I have no new ideas, no words to help others, no energy to take care of things at home
…and it hits me.
I have been pouring out and not filling up. I need to rest and refill.
This applies to all areas of my life including my Spiritual life. When I do not take the time to pray and read God’s Word, I feel it.
Just like when I forget to eat and exercise like I should, and my body crashes; when I forget to feed myself Spiritually, my spirit crashes!
Here are a few ideas for self care:
- Bible Reading and Prayer
I really like using the SOAP study idea.
S- Scripture: Choose a passage and write it out in your journal.
O- Observe: Write down some things you see in the passage.
A- Apply: Decide how these observations can be applied to your life.
P- Prayer: Pray about your findings.
2. Bubble Baths
Who doesn’t like a bubble bath!!?
I have found that walking and listening to podcasts or music is an awesome way to relieve stress and feel better.
Just a little 30 minute nap can turn my day around when I am feeling overwhelmed.
Rests and refills are so important!
Don’t forget to take care of you 🙂
What do you do to refill?