Tuesday, October 21, 2014

You Deserve A Break Today (31 Days of Healing in Him)

It's day 21 of my 31 day series on healing. I don't know about you, but I'm exhausted!

Healing is a beautiful and necessary process, but it's never good to hang out there too long without a break.

It's a journey, not a race to the finish.

When I start feeling overwhelmed or anxious or just plain exhausted from all the muck trudging, I know I need to stop.

Caring for myself means making time for healthy distractions. A quiet walk, reading a good book, listening to my favorite music, taking a warm bath, art journaling, or crocheting, or making time to chat with a friend.

It doesn't matter what you do, as long as you are taking time to refresh. Like a deep, cleansing breath, participating in activities I enjoy grounds me to the present.

I am alive! And my life is not "reduced to the abuse and its pain" (Diane Langberg, On The Threshold of Hope) or whatever the trial you are working through might be.

Today, I'm feeling tired of the heavy. So, even though I feel like this might be a little unconventional, I'm sharing a funny video. I had a good laugh watching it. I love rollercoasters — at least I did before I had children and I "forgot" how to have fun.

Find ways to rest in between the "rollercoasters" in this life.

Laugh, play, indulge in activities you enjoy. You are loving yourself well when you do.

This is a post from my 31 days of Healing in Him series. You can find all the posts in this series here, updated each day in October. Category: Inspirational & Faith #write31Days

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