Friends, it is Monday. It is the end of May and for parents and teachers and kids and many others, this is just a very busy time. I don’t even think the words “very busy time,” can actually describe how busy this time actually is. It is a time of end of year projects and exams, field trips, appointments, summer plans, yard work, sports, graduations, parties, cook-outs… It’s a time of constant go, go, go. And that my friends can be overwhelming, even in all of the good things.

This weekend for my family was filled with basketball and karate tournaments. Life still needed to get done on top of that. A math project for my youngest, grocery shopping, sorting the mail, planning the budget to pay the bills, getting ready for Monday, etc. In all of this busy, I was driving and felt like I couldn’t take a deep breath. Ah, anxiety, yes you are here with me. But I continued on, more mindful and more aware and as I planned my week, I did it with me in mind. Because if I don’t take care of myself during this busy time, I can’t be at my best for my family.

So what do I need to do this week to take care of myself? I need to get up early and spend time in my bible and in prayer. I need to exercise. I need to write. I need to read. I need to breathe, big, ole, deep breaths. I need to remember that I am enough. I need to remember that nothing is too big or impossible for God. I need to trust that Jesus will take care of even the smallest of details. A few weeks ago I had a list of tasks before me that seemed impossible to get done in the time frame that I had. I was ready to throw my hands in the air and give up, but the stuff needed to get done. Instead of throwing up my hands, I went to the Lord in prayer and I just said, Lord, make a way where there seems to be no way. I sat in awe, because he did. He has done it before and he will do it again. Nothing is impossible for God.

What do you need to do this week to take care of yourself. Leave me a comment. As always, thank you for reading!