In today’s world, one often thinks how can I do this? Between everything going on, one often feels stressed, anxious, overworked, and overwhelmed. Let’s face it, life today is no picnic. We are constantly on the go, never looking back or taking the time to stop, breathe, reset, and move forward. We want to go from A to C with no stops in between, and stop B (ourselves) gets left out.
Is this how you want to live your life? Do you constantly want to be frazzled and always forgetting things? I know I don’t, but the only way to change that mentality is to
THEN MOVE FORWARD AGAIN!
Yes STOP – not forever, but just for ONE step or maybe two. Look around take that moment to collect your thoughts. Write down what it is you are trying to do or want to accomplish.
Then BREATHE – breathe in, hold, breathe out. REPEAT two more times. RELAX, for a second trust me it will not hurt you to pause for a moment to relax. Then collect your thoughts again, write down what you want to accomplish today.
Then RESET – now you stopped and took a moment for yourself, you did your breathing exercises to center and calm yourself, and collected your thoughts, and wrote down what you want to accomplish. Review your goals – make a short and long term plan, and now move FORWARD.
Whenever you are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, and overworked, stop and repeat these steps and re-center yourself. You will thank yourself and your mind, body, and spirit will thank you as well.
Remember Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you, declared the lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.