Are you running on empty?


Out Of Gas, Empty

Out of gas empty on car or vehicle dash board


For most of us, life is extremely busy. Our days fly by with things we must do. Make the kids breakfast. Get them off to school. Work, run errands, carpool, chauffeur the kids to practice…and the list goes on. It never seems to end.

With such hectic schedules, we try to pack what must be done into a day. By the end of the week, it’s easy to feel as if you are running on empty with nothing left to give.

Telephone operator

Out of gas empty on car or vehicle dash board


So how do you recharge your body?

Well, let’s start with simply slowing life down a bit. To do so, here are some great ideas for you:

Talk a long walk and leave your phone behind. We forget that there’s a whole world out there that isn’t speeding through life. Have you ever taken a moment to watch a bird? They certainly don’t rush through their days.

Slow down and simply breathe. You’ll be surprised how relaxing just taking a moment can be.

Take a long relaxing bath and let the troubles of the world just wash away.

Plan some play time. Do something you haven’t done in a long time. Play in the dirt!

Go to bed early. It worked for you as a child. Try it as an adult.

These are all great ways to refresh your body, but how do you replenish your soul?

Bird made of fire comes from a burning matchstick

Bird made of fire comes from a burning matchstick

Pray. Get up early and start your day off right by thanking God for all He has done for you. You’re probably heard if you count your blessings, before you know it you’ll forget all about your troubles. There’s no better way to enjoy your morning coffee than to have a little talk to your Heavenly Father.

Read God’s word. There are so many scriptures that lift the soul. The psalms are a great place to start.

Turn on some praise music while you’re on your way to work. Whether you like the old gospel songs from days gone by or the new contemporary Christian music, listening to praise songs can lift your spirit.

Remember that no matter what you’re going through or how hectic your life is, God is always there with you. And His peace that is like no other, is only a prayer away.

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

John 14:26


All the best…

Mary Alford

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