The enemy comes to steal our joy, kill our peace and destroy our identity. But don’t despair. Scripture says “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world” (1 John 4:4). Once we are aware of the enemy’s tactics, we can fight them head on.
Being lazy is good for you. Did that get your attention? Actually, I’m really talking about idleness and there’s a big difference between the two. Idleness is a state of being inactive, of choosing to do nothing for a period of time. Research has found that periods of idleness are beneficial to us and can result in a healthier, happier, and more creative brain. What a way to avoid burnout! Read more for tips from a Neuropsychologist.
The holiday season is a difficult time for many to celebrate. If that is you, this post is for you today. I remember holidays when I found it painful to look at social media and see all the festive activities and view all the picture-perfect family photos, when in my heart I found it difficult to celebrate. I want to speak to you right now and let you know that I understand. But more importantly, I want to assure you that God sees you, God is with you, God feels your heartache and God uses our seasons of pain.
Does the busyness of the holiday season leave you zapped of peace and joy? How do you take care of yourself in the midst of all the holiday preparations? With a little planning, you can keep the peace and joy that God offers by giving yourself a gift of love. 15 ways to take care of yourself this Christmas.
Practicing these 8 relatively easy, practical self-care tips can have huge payoffs in terms of our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Try them today to calm your mind, regulate your mood, and decrease anxiety and depression.