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.
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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