It’s Friday! Time for that Five Minute Friday flow. Also going to be incorporating this week’s Tuesday @ 10.
When is one of my favorite questions…
I ask God:
- When is this school thing gonna end?
- When is my career going to go in a direction that resembles what I had planned?
- When is my writing really going to affect people?
- When am I going to meet my “Him”?
- When am I going to be able to be a mommy?
- When am I going to learn not to begin a new book at 10 pm when I have work in the morning?
(though, this one may just be a question for myself…)
Then, people remind me that I have papers to do, client paperwork to catch up on, a book to work on, and then the almighty: Don’t forget to practice self-care. It’s absolutely imperative.
My response to this is always, WHEN?!
When do I have time for self care, self-renewal? Well, I’m learning.
To take just a minute at the end of each day to read His Word.
To take that extra few minutes between here & there to breathe in my car,
or listen to the song to the end.
To take 5 minutes on a Friday to write a blog post.
To go to the gym & make sure I work towards my goals.
To allow myself chocolate when needed.
To stop on the side of the road when the view warrants a photo-op.
And, to take an extra half hour on my way home from work for a little adventure here in my own back yard. To discover new breathtaking views. To have time to sketch. And to find at the end of a short 30 minutes, a renewed energy & passion to continue to move forward in my dreams, building the life I want.
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Wow, this was a great post and I can really relate. I love your list you made of what you’re working on with self-renewal. God bless you ~Shannan
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Thank you for reading & encouraging.