Tag: relax

Wake Up!

I was sleeping so soundly when my alarm went off this morning.  I usually awake a few minutes before the alarm, no matter what time I set it.  But not today.  I was really tired.  You see, I don’t like to go to bed.  I know I’ve said that in my blogs before, but I don’t like to sleep.  I like to get things done or enjoy life and sleeping to me is just wasting time! haha

So I end up staying up too late of an evening or getting up too early in the mornings in order to pack in everything I want to get done so I feel productive at the end of the day.  The older I get I realize that it’s not a wise choice.

Ten o’clock rolls around and I know in order to get the 7-8 hours of good sleep my body needs, I need to be heading to bed.  But I think I will do just one more thing or read one more chapter in my book or finish watching one more episode of Everybody Loves Raymond.  I usually head to bed around 10:00 or 10:30 but end up reading or looking at the emails on my phone before I go to sleep.

Then when the alarm goes off early the next morning, I am so exhausted and vow to go to bed earlier the next night.  But 10:00 pm rolls around and I forget that promise to myself.  I forget how tired I am going to feel the next morning if I don’t get the proper sleep.

How many times do we go down this same path with other things in our lives.  We know what we need to do but we just push the sin envelope a little further.  Alarms go off and we know we should do things differently but we start over the next day in the same destructive pattern.

What bad habit are you dealing with today that you know every time you go down that path that you shouldn’t be doing it?  What alarm goes off in your head trying to warn you and you just ignore it?  What consequences are you paying from your behavior that you know you need to change?

I know the one I mentioned is an easy fix – go to bed earlier!  Some other habits we deal with and decisions we avoid are NOT so easy fixes, but the Almighty Fixer is waiting to help you break that habit and get you on the right path to peace.  It’s time to wake up and quit ignoring the alarm.  Consider this reading a sign for us all to make the necessary changes to living in harmony with the Spirit and not against it.  It is in this we find freedom and peace ……and perhaps, even a little more rest.

Romans 8:5 – Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.  Clock Clip Art

 

Put Away the Deodorant and Relax!

I’ve been reading “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” by Richard Carlson AGAIN!  Over the years I’ve read so many of his “Don’t Sweat” books that I should never need deodorant again!

Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff…….
1)  And It’s All Small Stuff
2)  At Work
3)  In Love
4)  About Money
5)  With Family

You would think I would have it all figured out and be the most layed back, calm, peaceful, relaxed person you could think of.  BUT NO!  I tend to try to fit one more thing into my day.  I try to get the to-do list completely marked off.  I run around like a chicken with my head cut off doing all kinds of stuff and end up really sweating!!!
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This is the Day the Lord Has Made – Now Straighten Up and Enjoy It!

Yesterday we went to our daughter’s white coat ceremony for the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at her college.  It was a wonderful ceremony and a great day of fun with her and her roommates and their parents and our family.

But it wasn’t all fun and relaxing up to that point.  I was very stressed trying to get clothes ironed and our daughter needed us to bring her some clothes and her desk and other things.  Read More

Relax in the Rain

Last night I was driving home in the storm and I could not see clearly at all.  The lines on the road were invisible.  The rain was pounding on my windshield and the wipers were washing as fast as the motor would allow but they were not able to keep up.  The road was flooding.  The lightening was flashing all around me.  It was getting dark, and I was getting nervous.  But as I approached the welcomed driveway to my home, I felt peace and comfort knowing I was pulling in the dry garage to waltz into my safe, dry living room out of the storm.
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