Self-Care

“I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. ” Ephesians‬ ‭4‬:‭1‬ ESV

This verse has NOT been me the last few weeks. I’ve been off… just in a “mood”, ya know!?! Irritatable, grumpy, treating people  without love. Just the usual.

However, this verse was on my daily read today & I’ve been chewing on it all day.

Thursday was my breaking point. Enough was enough. I didn’t even like myself at that point. I needed to make some proactive steps to get my mind under control. Mostly, some self-care. I had totally been lacking in this area & it was VERY evident. My mental & gut health we being greatly effected.

Here’s a few things that needed to get in check:

Diet: lose the sugar & carbs

Prayer/Meditation: make time for God’s Word & listen to what I’m being taught

Supplements: take proper supplements to nourish my body in a way it needs.

Exercise: began doing yoga for stress relief & muscle strengthening/stretching

Sleep: get to bed at a reasonable time

Fun for Myself: get a sitter & do something I enjoy

Get Outside: spend time outdoors on a regular basis, even if it’s short

Obviously, this won’t solve all problems, all the time. However, it sure does help me cope with stress when it comes around. Oh, & my family REALLY appreciates it too!

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