3 Tips for Taking Care of Yourself

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I don't know about you, but I'm definitely one of those people that tend to let my well being go by the way side.  As events and activities have picked up for the school year, my running around has increased to every weekday except for one. I know this isn't a unique situation, but I'm having to re-learn what it means to run around all the time.  I do enjoy the various activities I take part in, I just have to re-adjust to this new season of life :)A Beautiful DayI have discovered that these 3 tips for taking care of yourself really help me to stay focused and rejuvenated:

  1. Always make sure I have a dedicated time set aside to spend with my Heavenly Father. I think this will always be a work in progress, but I do cherish the time I have in prayer, Bible reading, devotions, and journaling.  It really does calm my spirit as I rest in Him.
  2. Have breakfast with my Hubby.  Every morning, I make it a point to have breakfast with my husband.  It might look  different every day in that I'll make him something while I sit down with my cup of coffee and I eat later (depending on how late I get up after he does) or we both share the meal.  I love spending the morning with him before he heads off to work.
  3. Spending around 30 mins a day doing something I enjoy.  This can be anything from watching an episode of a show that I enjoy, talking with a friend, or reading a book etc.  It gives me something to look forward to while I'm running around doing other things!

Dr. Michelle Bengtson wrote a very encouraging article on how to handle being overwhelmed.  If you find yourself drowning in your endless to-do list, I highly recommend heading over to her article and drink in some peace.What are some things you do to make time for yourself?

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