Thursday 14 July 2016
When Life Is Crazy- Day 14
What a week this has been! Things are seeming a little crazy around here. I hope to be able to go into it in a bit more detail in the coming weeks, but for now it is best if I keep some of this under my hat. There is nothing bad happening, just a lot of potential changes!
Change is constant, but I like it to come on my terms. Ha! That rarely happens. If you have been reading this blog over the past months, you will be well aware that I seem to constantly battle my Type-A personality. I have become much better at accepting change, but it can still seem overwhelming at times. This week I have been telling myself, "Be a willow, not an oak!" I need to bend with the changes.
When I feel overwhelmed I like to do the following:
1.) Pray- I spend a lot of time in prayer, especially when I feel unsettled or unsure. I try to remind myself the God is in control and that I will find peace within Him. I really like to refer to my Jesus Calling devotional, written by Sarah Young.
2.) Get outside- I feel most at peace when I am in nature. I like to experience the outdoors and even a quick walk can make me feel much better!
3.) Spend time with family and friends- My family and friends are a great support network and I can always turn to them when I need them. Sometimes we don't even have to talk about what's happening. It can be refreshing just to be in their presence and laugh!
4.) Organize and Clean- My house is never so clean or organized as when I am upset or overwhelmed. I think it gives me a measure of control when I feel like I have no control and it is also a way to physical outlet to help me deal with whatever is going on. The upside is a clean house!
What do you like to do to help deal with life throwing curve balls?