Things are headed into the direction of new normal. In the midst of this world-wide craziness, there are personal events living in the shadow of the coronavirus: births, deaths, marriages, job loss, graduations, anniversaries, and more. Time keeps on moving forward. But, with all the changes, I feel a little stuck.
There are so many adjustments! I consider myself a fairly flexible person, but this has been a lot of adaptation — for everyone! There may be people to care for all around you but be sure to care for you! You won’t be much help if you are not in a good space!
When I think of a “good space” I most naturally think in the emotional and spiritual realm. But, I would add physical in here, too. What are the tasks you are gearing up for this week? Can you create space in your week to…
Get encouragement from God’s Word?
Do you have a verse you can ponder and pray over for this week?
Do some form of regular exercise?
Even a quick walk around the block can help!
Plan healthier meals?
Or make sure you are having healthy snacks and extra water…
Journal your thoughts and concerns?
There is something about the act of writing things down that helps them leave my brain.
Find a few energizing and encouraging songs to help you get motivated?
Music is powerful. What is the soundtrack of your day?
Connect with a friend?
Write a letter, make a phone call, or plan a Skype chat!
The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed,
a stronghold in times of trouble.
Those who know your name trust in you,
for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you. Psalm 9:9-10 NIV
May God grant you “good space” for the tasks ahead!