Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The Emotional Struggles of Downsizing

I kept going back and forth on whether I wanted to publish this post on moving from a bigger place to a smaller place. I tend to do that a lot, I think because it's difficult to be vulnerable on such a public platform. 

But then I thought that maybe there's someone else out there who needs someone to relate to. Life just isn't going your way. You thought at your age you'd be in a much better financially. You have to make sacrifices just to make ends meet. Friend, if this is you, you are not alone! 

One of the hardest sacrifices we had to make last year was downsizing, and that was (and is still) very emotional. 

An Emotional Move

I think most people can relate to the stress and just overall mental toll moving has on a person. The months leading up to it, packing, and despite how much I thought I prepared, once the time came, there was SOOO much to do in such a little time span.

Friday, January 31, 2020

Resources for Survivors of Abuse

Last week, I asked my blogging colleagues for resources to help survivors of abuse. I was blown away at how many people responded. I'm saddened at how many women have endured so much pain, but also encouraged that they're using their experiences to help other women escape dangerous situations and heal from their trauma. 
Here are some statistics on domestic violence
I am so thankful to never have gone through such an ordeal myself. And I've heard that their are pastors, leaders, and even counselors who have absolutely no experience with this give terrible and even life-threatening advice to victims, telling them they must stay and go back to their abuser. 
If you have ever received such advice, I want to say that this is absolutely NOT of God! Through out Scriptures we see God has a special place in his heart for women and children, especially those who have suffered. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

2 Tools You Need for Your Bedtime Routine

Creating a Bedtime Routine

For the past several years I've been convicted of sticking to a bedtime routine in order to get a good night rest and wake up ready to tackle my duties for the next day. Yet I lack the discipline to implement them. Yes, that's present tense because I do still lack the motivation and discipline to actually stick to them daily. BUT, when I do the tasks of my bedtime routine, I've noticed I fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer (that is as long as my children don't wake me up). The two most important tasks of my bedtime routine are :
  1. Journaling my thoughts and prayers, and
  2. Listening to the Abide YouTube channel as I fall asleep 

Why Journal?

Do you ever struggle to fall asleep because you have endless thoughts swarming through your mind?