I’m tuckered out.
Thanksgiving sucked the life out of me. I can’t seem to keep my eyes open.
So, today I worked from home and wore my PJ’s all day long.
PJ’s for the win.
Sometimes, you just need to slow down and make time for some serious soul care.
5 Things that Revive My Tuckered Out Soul
- Napping on Sunday afternoons: It’s okay to take a nap. Really, it is. My friend Lolita gave me this lovely sleep mask that helps me black out the world, and I’ve also discovered that Lavender essential oil on my feet gets me in the mood.
- Singing loudly with my Husband: We like to get in the car and drive to nowhere with the radio on the oldies station. Trust me you will feel better after two verses of “I’ve Had the Time of My Life.“
- Laughing with a friend: My friend Barby came over on Friday, and we took turns sharing all the crazy things our Cuban relatives said on Thanksgiving. I showed her the video of my dad dancing solo in his Donald Trump outfit. It’s good to giggle with a good gal pal.
- Reading a good book: Right now I am reading John Maxwell’s 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth. It’s full of inspiring proverbs like this one on page 32: “Nobody ever got ready by waiting. You only get ready by starting.” I’d also like to suggest Dolly Lee’s book 7 Days of Soulcare (more details on this sweet read at the end of this post.)
- Counting My Blessings: Every year in November, I make a list of what I am thankful for from A to Z. I’ve shared each day on my Facebook page. Last year, Bruce and I took time to jot a few blessings down every Sunday, and we put them into a jar. Now, we are on year two of this journey. Our plan is to take revisit one week of blessings from last year’s jar every Sunday, and then add new blessings to the jar for next year. I am so excited about this!
Are you tuckered out? Take time to do what makes your soul happy.
Something to think about…
I’m sharing “Tuckered Out” with like-minded friends at Faith-Filled Friday.
Thought-Provoking Thursday Spotlight:
What if we let God do the extraordinary with our ordinary by connecting with Him in our everyday moments? In her book 7 Days of Soul Care Dolly Lee invites readers to surrender fear and to courageously embrace the journey of living more fully into their amazing true identity as God’s Beloved. Using creative stories, Scripture, thoughtful journal questions, and heartfelt prayers, Dolly guides the reader through soul care practices she has learned to implement over the past seventeen years. She writes out of her own battle with anxiety, depression, and PTSD and shares how God’s grace and love transformed her—and still changes her.
Want to read more of Dolly’s story? Head on over to Amazon to purchase 7 Days of Soul Care.
Dolly Lee believes God’s love can transform a person from the inside-out if one surrenders to His love. She’s thankful God’s grace allows second acts and second chances. She attends Fuller Seminary and writes at her blog Soulstops.com where she invites readers to stop and connect with God. She lives with her family and one lovable dog in California where she loves to hike, read, share meals and laugh with family and friends. Her goal is to collect enough in royalties from the sale of her book, 7 Days of Soul Care, to donate $500 to the work of International Justice Mission.
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