What inspires you each morning? When you wake up and you aren’t at your best even AFTER your first cup of coffee, what tickles your senses and inspires you to get a different attitude or a new way to go forward in your day? Or, do you find that if you wake up on the wrong side of the bed, that it tends to be your feeling all day long?
This morning as I drove to my Bible Study, I was thinking over my last several weeks and I discovered how much better I feel today then say a month ago. Humm…interesting, self. I feel better able to cope with most things, and I find joy in the simplest of things. I have energy. Usually in my life, that is most of my days because I try to live that way, and if I wake up different I can usually pull myself around anyway. But of late, I have found that I tend to wake up and feel better from the beginning of my day. My outlook is better. Clearer and more directed. So, what has changed? Here’s my thought: As I get older, I am more in touch with myself and I have become more aware of what I am feeling. In becoming more aware, I realize that life throws us a curve ball sometimes and our mitt covered hand just isn’t up for it. There are times when our body and energy level just isn’t there. For women, it may be that our hormones are out of sync or something along those lines. In men, it make relate to their jobs. It DOES affect us. So I have learned that when I find out about something that helps me with those areas, there is wisdom in making the purchase! Now I could talk to myself and say something like, “Wow! That is $20 a month and then means $240 a year!” But what I have learned is, it is important to take care of our bodies, minds, emotions, hormones, and our brain fog. You can not put a price on good health and having the “want to” for life. So…will I complain about the things that bother me, or will I do something about it when I KNOW what I need to do? I have decided that there is no excuse if I know what will help me.
My car conversation with myself this morning was just that. I realized that I had started back on my TriVita Sublingual 12 after running out and not ordering it for about 5-6 weeks. Now after deciding THAT didn’t work very well for me, and saving the money wasn’t worth the fall out, I ordered it again and have been faithfully taking it now for about 3 weeks. ALL the difference in the world! Now I’m not here to sell you a product, but I am here to share an idea with you! Is there something you should do or take to help you in your daily thought life or in your physical life that will make a difference for YOU? Then by all means do it. It is called preventative care. When you are feeling at your best, you will also fight off other cold and flu symptoms because your body is operating more at optimum. You will handle your daily life differently too. So what about YOU? Do you need to take Vitamin C? Vitamin D? What about using essential oils like Lavender at night to help you sleep better? I know that I am at that age where sleep can happen for me or not… and then there are other factors that make sleeping more difficult too! Snore…snore…from the other side of the bed.
I hope you will let my revelation be a wake up call for you. What “something” do you need to consider that will help you get back your feeling of well-being? I followed that whisper I got to do what I needed to do and boy what a difference it made in all the areas of me! Ask yourself how you are once in a while. It’s scriptural; “Why are you downcast oh my soul?” Then, take care of what you need to do to make that happen in your life. Be aware. Be proactive. Take care of the temple God gave you. There ARE benefits to talking to yourself sometimes!
Walking the journey with you…