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Self Care

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For some time now I have been thinking about better self care. Like many moms, I pour everything into my family’s well being. As a result, I don’t spend much time taking care of me.

This week, I challenged myself to step out of my comfort zone. I tried four things:

  • Drank more water. Instead if getting a coke at lunch or dinner, I purposely drank water with my meals. This was huge for me, because I love soda and have since childhood.
  • Cut out sweets. Often, I found myself grabbing candy out of  our vending machine at work. I didn’t buy one candy bar and you know what? I honestly didn’t miss it.
  • Rested. This is by far the hardest for me as I am always doing something such as laundry, cleaning house, buying groceries, helping with homework, etc. However, I carved out a Sunday afternoon nap. Ahhhh
  • Exercised. Again finding time in my schedule to work out is challenging. Yet, my son suggested we work out together as a family.  We had a great time helping each other exercise.

I am no health expert by any means. I am just sharing some things I implemented in my life. I definitely feel better physically and emotionally. I pray I can make it a habit.

Do you have a self care routine you’d like to share with us?

Blessings, Rebecca

Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. – 3 John 1:2

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Family Reading Time

 

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Do you read together as a family? We do, and cherish the time spent together. We often start our day reading our Bible. It is a perfect way to connect with God first thing and helps our day go smoother. It has been my experience that if I skip my quiet time, my day tends to be more chaotic than days that I put God first.

This past weekend, we spent quality time both Saturday and Sunday learning God’s word, soaking in worship music and talking through some tough issues our family is facing. The moment drew us closer as a family, helped us resolve problems, opened lines of communication with our teens and was enjoyable. Who knew?

Happy reading! Rebecca