So. There’s something I need to tell you–a confession of sorts:
It’s been a week . . . a lot of big things to manage . . . with a packed schedule day and night. And, while I know these seasons come and go in our life, I started feeling overwhelmed. A few of my “core” people noticed and called me out on it.
I realized I needed to do what I recommend to so many others. And, I’m wondering if, you might be right there with me. So, I thought I would share with you the top two that I’ve learned to do as a cool down in the midst of chaos, crisis, and just good-old-fashioned busyness as well as a daily practice:
- Breathe. I know it sounds a bit ridiculous BUT back in the day I taught measured-slow-breathing to help people relax. It still works. It’s a great technique to calm anyone of any age in a highly stressful moment. And, it’s a good healthy habit to practice throughout the day.
- Be still and know God as you pause to do your breathing exercise. This is the big one for me. I tend to push hard and fast. It’s what God has underlined for me to do throughout the day. Turns out, I need to pay more attention to God than what I’m trying to manage. Then again, don’t we all?
When you have a moment–take a look at Psalm 46–it is the basis for this daily practice.
It’s what I come back to over and over again in this with-God life–Kerrie
While I’m at it–
I’m excited to start the conversation at RDC—SOMETHING–this Sunday at 10:30 am. I mean, how do you even begin? I love our new community of faith and what Red Door Church brings to the table–and would love to have you be part of it this month.