How do you relax?

You would think it would be easy to relax but when you are the oldest and use to responsibility and always being in control of everything; relaxing is hard work! My husband told me to take a nice long hot shower and relax and I couldn’t do it! 

There was no way I was gonna use all that water and plus there were things that needed to get down around the house. It wasn’t the best time to be sent away to relax but I tried… I was going to take the time and put on a face mask but that said you had to let it sit for 15-20 minutes so that was out and then finally, after stalling for way to long I decided that I was going to do some yoga! 

I went in our room and took 15 minutes to do 2 rounds of a sequence using the sworkit app on my phone and I loved it! I felt much more relaxed and then I followed it up with a 5 minute ab workout I’ve been doing every night and then I hit the shower!

 I must admit I did come out of the shower way more relaxed than usual even though all of my to do list still needed to be done…I love yoga and I may never become a yogi but I’m going to always try and keep it as a part of my regular routine!

So when it’s time for you to relax how do you do it?

Make A Note Monday: Give God His Time

I am pretty sure that I’ve said this before but I will say it again partly because I needed to be reminded of it!

When you give God His time He will multiply yours!

It may not seem possible but trust me it is! I had a ton of things to do today and I wasn’t feeling too good this morning when it was time for me to get up. Actually the Lord woke me up with plenty of time to get things done but I just couldn’t will myself to get out of bed. I was tired… So I began to pray for Jesus to help me today and I made up my mind that I was going to do my longer devotional before I left for my internship this morning…

So I got up immediately got dressed (which never happens) read the devotional materials and my Bible, posted my thoughts on our Bible Study page and while I was doing that I was listening to the songs for a conference I will be dancing at next weekend to make sure I had all the steps down (which I do)! I was still able to take a picture and read my daily devotional that I post to twitter (follow me my handle is @terribell85 to receive these). I finished with enough time to grab some items for breakfast grab my belongings and head out… not only was I on time I arrived early to my internship where to my delight the day flew by I got home was able to eat lunch, practice my piano before my lesson later today do stuff for work and write this blog!!

Source: George Bannister via Creative Commons
Source: George Bannister via Creative Commons

I say all this because I know that I wouldn’t have been nearly as productive if I hadn’t first given God His time. It was only 20 minutes but it was purely devoted to Him and He in returned allowed me to get everything on my to do list taken care of and then some! I encourage you, if you struggle with getting everything on your list done, start your day off in the presence of our King Jesus! What little your give will be multiplied… It always is!