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By now I'm sure you've seen #SheReadsTruth everywhere on Twitter and Instagram.
Last week Renata reached out to me and told me about SheReadsTruth & asked me to join in. Naturally I went to the siteand looked around to see if it was something I'd be interested in. I don't know why I doubted it of course it would be something I liked!
I started 3 days late but for past week and some days I've caught up and I'm right on track. Every day has hit home for me in some way as I'm sure it has for others.
Today's topic? Making time for YOURSELF.
Making time for myself is something I struggle with. I often don't eat dinner because I'm too busy making sure everyone else is fed. I sometimes don't get a lot of sleep because I'm making sure everything is set for the next day and the house is picked up
or I'm snuggling Kinsley making sure she is sleeping okay. I'm such an enabler. There are times where I have been just completely drained and my patience is almost non-existent. There have been times where I've had to take a step back and look at what I've done or said. Not my proudest moments but they are the moments that make me realize that I dohave to take time for myself in order to be there for my family.
Here's a paragraph from today's reading:
"We have to fuel ourselves. We have to feed not only our physical bodies to have enough energy to go about the daily tasks and goals that we've set before ourselves but we also need to feed our spiritual, mental, and emotional tanks too.
If a person isn't healthy, whole and refreshed on a daily basis, it will spread over into his/her relationships."
Spend some time making a plan of how you can take care of your needs so that you can take care of the needs of those around you better.
Seeing as how I am not a morning person and I won't be waking up early at all to do anything, I've been making the effort to do/read/take notes from all of my devotional plans on my hour lunch break in my car or at Starbucks lately. It's been really nice to have that quiet hour to myself in the middle of the day.
Unfortunately I really get into what I'm reading and I'm sad that I have to stop. I'd rather stay and read but alas I read as much as I can.
The Mr. is really really good at making me do things for myself or giving me time during the day on a weekend for a few hours nap. That's probably one of my favorite things that I do for myself ha! He's so amazing to make me and give me that time amongst making me do other things.
"Be happy in your hope, stand your ground when you're in trouble, and devote yourselves to prayer."
What do you do for yourself? How do you make time for yourself?