If you’re going through a period of personal growth and change in your life, like starting a new career or going back to school, prioritizing self-care can help you keep your head above the water. From turning to God in prayer to decluttering your home to relaxing on a staycation, there are steps you can take to support your wellbeing. You can try some of these self-care tips from Faith is the Evidence to make it through times of personal change.
Change Up Your Home Environment
In order to focus on your goals, you need to ensure that you can thrive in your current environment. Therefore, if your home is cluttered or disorganized, it’s time to tidy up each room and get rid of items you just don’t need anymore. By tackling clutter head-on, you can create a healthier environment in your home. It’s tough to de-stress if you’re distracted by your messy space!
Plan a Staycation
Maybe you’ve taken on some new responsibilities at work or within your personal life that have left you feeling overwhelmed, and you wish you could take a break. Sometimes, you need to step away from everything for a few days in order to truly unwind. If you don’t have the money or time to take a vacation, why not plan a staycation?
You can request a few of your vacation days to stay close to home, and you’re bound to find accommodations that are close to lots of activities and amenities. You may want to stay in a vacation rental rather than a hotel so that you’ll have access to a full kitchen where you can cook healthy meals.
Start Your Own Business
Times of transition in our lives are opportunities to pursue our dreams. Perhaps you’ve dreamed of starting your own business. There’s plenty to think about and plan to launch a business. Even after you’ve decided what you want to do and how to do it, you still have to legally form your business. If you’ve arrived at that step, enlist an online formation service to help you establish your business as a limited liability company (LLC). This business structure will provide you with personal liability protection as well as conferring tax benefits.
Spend Time in Prayer
Prayer is one of the most powerful forms of self-care. If you’re feeling anxious about the changes in your life, prayer will remind you that God can help you find the good in everything. Maybe you’re struggling to find the time to pray. If so, Discover Grace recommends blocking out a time in your schedule that is solely dedicated to prayer, even if you only have a few minutes! Think of God as a friend you can turn to at any time for support.
Keep a Journal
Keeping a journal can help you process your emotions, especially when you’re stressed. In the future, you can look back on your journal to see just how far you’ve come! If you feel short on journaling inspiration, Dean Bokhari recommends creating lists of things you’re grateful for or writing down the best thing that happened each day. In addition to writing about your day, you could also consider reflecting on Bible passages that you’ve read recently and thinking about how they relate to your life.
Embracing major changes in life can be hard. But it’s also the key to growth. By relying on God and practicing self-care, you can achieve things you didn’t realize were possible. Visit Faith is the Evidence to be reminded of God’s teaching.
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