3 Ways I Practice Self-Care Everyday

 

3 Ways I Practice Self-Care Everyday

Just two weeks ago, I talked about how to find peace in the midst of your busy life. Today, I want to talk about 3 ways I practice Self-care every day. I’ve learned that in order to find peace in the midst of my busy life, I need to practice having some quiet every single day.

Truthfully, I don’t have this down pat. In fact, I have the tendency to forget to practice being quiet when life gets hectic and crazy. It is during the busiest times that we really need the time to get quiet with the Lord and ourselves the most. I find that if I don’t have my quiet time with Jesus, as well as time to re-group in my thoughts and feelings, I become overwhelmed and stressed a lot easier.

I’m (slowly) learning that just because the calendar has space, doesn’t mean that I actually have time. Often, the first thing to go when I get busy is my prayer time. Yet being equipped through prayer should be one of the most important things in my life. Without my prayer time, I’m not equipped to deal with everything at comes my way.

3 Ways I Practice Self Care Everyday

  • With morning Bible reading time.

I take 30 minutes each morning to read the Bible and do my devotions each morning. I usually take the time to write about something I’m learning in my journal. Lastly, I read a few pages in my current teaching book.

  • Afternoon Quiet Time

My children are all past napping, but we have continued to maintain quiet time each afternoon for our family. Because we are a homeschooling family, there is great importance for each person to have time alone. I (generally) use this time to read books, listen to podcasts, or spend some time outside. In the winter time, I also take more naps during this time.

  • Early bedtimes for children=quiet time for parents

Even though we homeschool, we have all of our children go to bed at 8:30 whenever we are at home. This gives us as parents, the opportunity to spend time together, work on writing, or an extra time for prayer time.

In Conclusion

I’ve learned over the years, that I really need to have distinct times to myself each day in order to re-charge.

I don’t do well with constant stimulation or people in my face all the time, as an introvert as well as a highly sensitive person.

That being said, I truly believe that there are ways for each of us, no matter the season of life, to find time to practice a little self-care in the every day.

Tell me, how do you practice self-care on a regular basis?

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19 thoughts on “3 Ways I Practice Self-Care Everyday

  1. Rosanna, I couldn’t agree more! One of the things God has impressed upon my heart early on was to spend time alone with Him in His presence. In the beginning it felt like a chore, and sometimes it is still hard for me to start, but God has always been faithful to show me what a blessing it is to take time to commune with Him in prayer and Scripture reading. Jesus tells us to come unto Him and He will give us rest. It truly is rest and supernatural energy that only He can give! I know God is going to continue to bless you during your times of intimate communion with Him. Even Jesus woke up early to be alone with His Father. It’s amazing that we get to do the same! Blessings Rosanna! I pray God’s anointing over You and your ministry.
    ~ Love, Sarah

  2. This is great! We do something similar in our home, and have experienced the peace it brings with it. For me, morning prayer and quiet time are a must. I am typically up by 4:30 ready to absorb time with God. There are mornings it is hard to pull myself out of bed, but doing so I feel more enerrgized then those days where I allow myself to hit the snooze or sleep in.

    1. Jessica, that’s awesome that you are able to get up by 4:30! I can only imagine how tough it would be to be up that early.

  3. It is so easy to neglect ourselves. I am good at self care for awhile and then get caught up in the busyness of life. Thank you for this reminder. Visiting from Tune in Thursday.
    patti

  4. These are great ideas, Rosanna!
    It reminds me of the saying “you can’t pour from an empty cup”
    We do need to take care of ourselves so we can help others!!
    Thanks for this great post.
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com
    #tuneinthursday

  5. I love these three practices you have established. I continued to implement quiet time for my kids (and for me!) even after they outgrew their naps, and I continue the practice even though they’re married and on their own. 🙂 And early bedtimes were always a requisite in our house. It’s another practice that we have continued to keep. It makes it easier to spend time on your marriage. Blessings along your journey!

    1. Lisa, thanks so much for sharing your story! I love that you have used these methods for so long and they are still useful to you!

  6. Rosanna, I love your post! My husband and I have been married for 19 years and we made point #3 very purposeful in our home. #1 was a bit later, but I still see the fruit of it.
    Thanks for sharing on Grace and Truth. I’ve chosen to feature your post this week. Be sure to stop by and get the “I was featured” button from my site tomorrow (Friday).

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