Take On Life
BIBLE READING PLANS/DEVOTIONALS
Dig into The Gospel of John
For Married Couples: Craig & Amy Groeschel’s From This Day Forward
Go through this reading plan with your kids: Indescribable: A 7-Day Journey About God And Science
Dig deeper into scripture with S.O.A.P. devotionals
What does S.O.A.P. mean?
S– The S stands for Scripture- you physically write out the scripture……you’ll be amazed that what God will reveal to you just by taking the time to slow down and actually write out what you are reading!
O– The O stands for observation- what do you see in the verses that you’re reading? Who is the audience? Is there a repetition of words? What words stand out to you?
A– The A stands for Application- this is when God’s Word becomes personal. What is God saying to me today? How can I apply what I just read to my own personal life? What changes do I need to make? Is there an action that I need to take?
P– And finally P stands for Prayer. Pray God’s Word back to Him. If He has revealed something to you during this time in His Word, pray about it.
Studying God’s Word like this can take as little or as long as you have time to give. Some days it can take just 10 or 15 minutes, other days longer.
THINGS TO CONSIDER FOR YOUR PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH
-Start going on daily walks
-Make a goal to go for a run 3 times a week
-Download the Nike Training Club app for free workouts
-Start a 30 day BODY WEIGHT EXERCISE challenge
-The YMCA is offering free online workouts
BREATH MORE, STRESS LESS!
Deep breathing is a simple and efficient way to reduce your stress levels and regain control in your mind. When you start feeling overwhelmed at work or in any other environment, sit down and take a few deep and conscious breaths. Breath in until you feel your diaphragm expand and then slowly let out your breath. You can focus on breathing by slowly counting to five or ten while you take a breath in and then counting to five or ten while you exhale.
Make sure you focus on breathing with your diaphragm. You should feel your stomach move rather than your shoulders to take in a deep breath. Try to take in five to ten deep breaths before you return to the task that feels overwhelming. You will find that the slight interruption and focus on breathing actually gives you the chance to step away from the project or task for a moment and regain a feeling of balance. You can then focus on the task without feeling overwhelmed,
Feeling Anxious? Here are some helpful things to remember
Find a hobby!
Here is a list of some fun hobby inspiration.
How about getting some cleaning done? Great tips for Spring Cleaning!