Wellness Wednesday: (Almost) Everything Can Wait

 

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The sea relaxes me… hopefully it relaxes you too.

Been struggling with anxiety/mental health/relationship stuff lately. My work seems to be the only thing that’s on point, but then I get overwhelmed with my to-do list and I have to remind myself that it’s ok to take a day for myself, and literally do no work and check no emails. That oftentimes doesn’t end up happening, but some days I try to stick to it. I have to remind myself that my work will be there and almost everything can wait. I should try to prioritize myself, even if it’s hard sometimes.

Anxiety brings your awareness to fear of future events. This is sometimes useful, but living too often in the future robs you of enjoying the present. I have to constantly bring self back when I find myself planning and replanning the next day or making lists that I probably already made somewhere else. I have to remind myself that even if I forget to do something, it likely won’t be a catastrophe. Most things don’t turn into emergencies… only my brain makes things out to be emergencies. I find myself having to ask myself “What’s in front of you?” to bring myself back. Sometimes multiple times in just a few minutes … my brain is good at trying to plan and think about what needs to be done, but it isn’t always helpful if I’m trying to relax.

What’s in front of you? Focus on that. It’s really all you have.

One thought on “Wellness Wednesday: (Almost) Everything Can Wait

  1. I think we finally have to say that Jesus’ enduring relevance is based on his historically proven ability to speak, to heal and empower the individual human condition. He matters because of what he brought and what he still brings to ordinary human beings, living their ordinary lives and coping daily with their surroundings. He promises wholeness for their lives. In sharing our weakness he gives us strength and imparts through his companionship a life that has the quality of eternity.

    He comes where we are, and he brings us the life we hunger for.

    From The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life in God. Copyright © 1997 by Dallas Willard. All rights reserved. Used with permission of HarperCollins Publishers.

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