Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you. Psalm 143:8
Living through this pandemic has been humbling to say the least and cherishing every waking moment is an intention I set at the start of every day. For some of us our homes have become permanent work spaces and now more than ever is the time to establish a good balance of work and personal life. Working from home definitely has its perks such as wearing comfy loungewear while taking meetings and having unlimited access to quarantine snacks in the kitchen. Yet there are also plenty of distractions that can impede your ability to stay focused like waking up and knowing things in the world are still uncertain and changing everyday. Remember that God is still a good Father and He still has the whole world in the palm of His hands.
Here’s how I set the emotional climate in my home in order to conquer a workday in quarantine.
Whatever captures your attention first thing in the morning has the power to control the way you think, feel and behave. So if the first thing you do is read headlines or scroll through your social media feed and wonder why you feel anxious and weighed down before the day even begins I encourage you to turn your attention to having one on one time with God first. Before the noise of the world begins to amplify and penetrate your thoughts, be intentional about bringing yourself in alignment with your Creator and receiving what He wants to pour into you, this can make such a difference in the energy that flows through your day. Choose a space in your home that is designated as your spiritual self-care corner and make it a habit to go there during the same time everyday. My spiritual self-care corner is in my loft right outside of my master bedroom, every morning typically between 4:00am – 4:45am I sit and read a devotional, pray, meditate, and write a reflection. The feeling I have after spiritual-self care is comparable to the feeling of taking a shower in the morning, my soul feels refreshed, my mind feels renewed and my energy is recharged. If you are ready to take control of your day instead of having your day take control of you be intentional about prioritizing your spiritual self-care.