Taking Care Mentally…
To say that your home, everyone in your home has been waking up to a different
world, with changes coming almost daily is an understatement. You may be
working remotely and enjoying it or anxiously awaiting the day when you can get
back to the office. Your children may be in school one day and must be home the
next. With that change you find yourself not only working remotely but home
schooling, as well. Some of you are wondering if you will still have employment
tomorrow while others are forced into looking for a total new direction when it
comes to career.
These uncertainties create anxiety…
Although none of us want anxiety, very few of us are exempt from it. So, what can
we do to look after our mental health? Here are a few things I have found to be
1- Limiting my media time. Do not spend the bulk of your day listening to the
news whether that be on television, your laptop or phone. If you hear it
once throughout the day, that is probably enough. Whatever you listen to
over and over will become the elephant in the room…your total focus.
2- Taking time for me. You are important and it is not wrong to look after
yourself. Do some form of exercise. Whether that means to go for a walk
with someone you love, take a bike ride, or rake your lawn. A healthy body
and healthy mind go hand in hand. So, strive to eat well and exercise.
3- Refreshing myself spiritually. There is no substitute for reading the Bible
and meditating on the Word you have read. And of course, there is
communicating with God. It is easy to neglect your spiritual being in the
hustle and bustle of life. God cares about all that concerns you and loves
you more than words can say. Take time for Him. Connect with a great
church family where you can be a part of Worship and the Word. It is
always encouraging to belong… to be cared for and to care for!
There can be many others, but why not start with just these three today…see
how making a few small changes can create a more hopeful & peaceful state