Monday, March 03, 2014
Boy I know I'm getting old now, I thought I wrote in my blog yesterday but somehow I forgot to save it. Oh, well new day.
Today's prayer for a Determined Dieter was on stress, not like any of us have that in our life! The very first question asked, "What does stress mean to you?" I decided that this time of the year I have a lot of stress with the one main question being, "Will I be able to do it all? "
Childcare at my house (this weather means no school, no kids going outside, all of us cooped up again) & will I get all the taxes completed on a timely matter & oh yea, the biggy, husband retired & at home all the time! I have had more stress in my life the last year than I have had for my entire life. So there's my excuse, right! LOL
So here's part of the book's answer:
We can turn Stress into Peace if we:
* Practice deep breathing!
* Exercise and Move!
* Acknowledge our eating patterns and substitute healthier foods. Maybe add
some structure to our day.
*Choose a simple prayer to use all during the day, even as simple as God help me!
* Entrust others with some of your over load task!
My problem that statement gives me stress!
So my prayer right now is, "God help me slow down & relax, that the phone will stop ringing for awhile, kids play quietly, maybe husband will do some cleaning like the kitchen mess he made (wishful thinking) & me being able to read my daily devotions with being interrupted (I know I should have gotten up earlier).
More simple, "God help me do all things that I can with a SMILE on my face!"
So now you can answer the question, "What does stress mean to you?"