Stressed out? It's Break Time!!
A sincere hand clap goes out to all parents. You have become the teacher, the cheerleader, a full time cook and housekeeper, while still holding down your job.
It's break time! While it might be difficult to take a real break, think of ways you might sneak in a little "me time". A cup of coffee, a glass of lemonade, a crossword puzzle, a little dance, a silly song, things to lift your spirits. If you can't get away for a few minutes, engage the kids in a fun event with you, This could even mean to drop everything and head for the door.
You are not alone. Hang in there!
As we move into summer and outside activities, we are still encouraged to wear masks, wash hands and social distance. The social distance, perhaps, has been the hardest as we are a social person. We function in community settings. Consequently, it has caused feelings of isolation, depression and hopelessness. How do we cope?
1. Find activities that require few people such as join online groups that share your interest.
We are all butterflies waiting to happen.
1. Life is like a butterfly – You go
through changes before you become something beautiful.
Today a caterpillar – tomorrow a
butterfly. Don’t lose hope because you never know what tomorrow will bring.
struggle you are in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up!
When you feel that you’re about to
fail, it might be that you’re about to fly.
Mental Health Aware Month
- It's okay to make mistakes.
- It's okay to get up and start again.
- It's okay to just say no.
- It's okay to ask for help
- It's okay to stand on your conviction.
- It's okay to be different.
Schedule time for yourself today
Calm in the storm
God wants his children to remain calm in the storms of life. It is human to be anxious and to worry during times like the Corona virus crisis. We are told to stay inside, use social distance if we have to go out and to wash our hands. We feel powerless to fight an invisible, deadly virus. Yet, we have a choice. We can listen to the professionals, obey the law and find comfort in God's word or we can listen to conspiracy theories, follow the crowd and have a health challenge that could result in death.
What are you doing to Be in SHAPE?
So often, women are busy caring for everyone: children, husband, parents,
and co-workers among others that they forget to take care of themselves. They
often develop that superwomen complex. "A woman with
a Superwoman Complex constantly needs to prove that she is smart, secure,
strong and self-sufficient as defined by Urban Dictionary." As we approach the holiday season, it is time
that you slow down and change things in your life.
I recently meet up with an old
acquaintance name anger. He was self righteous, defensive and cantankerous. His
justification for his negative attitude was that he was misunderstood. He
stressed that he could not get a break, everyone was out to get him. He cited problems at work, at home and even
in his social network. I quietly
listened to him for a while, and then I spoke softly. I suggested that he calm
down, talk slowly, think before he act. Then I continued: People
get angry for numerous reasons.
Hold fast to
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.
these challenging times, we must hold on to our dreams. We must hold on to possibilities of a better
day, a brighter tomorrow. Moreover,
never allow others to steal you ability to dream. The naysayers will discredit your
dreams. They will fill that space with
doubt and fear. To stay focus: Think it
and ink it!