Self Care

Selfish is caring for ourselves at the expense of others ... Self care is taking care of ourselves so that we may be there for others.

— Bill Crawford —

It just seems like yesterday when Governor DeWine issued Ohio’s “stay at home order.”

Actually, it was over two months ago.

Much has taken place since then.

Something that has concerned me since early on in this pandemic is how many people would ignore the most important thing they can do for themselves when the world is running counter to their wants and wishes.

That “thing” is called Self-Care.

I read the other day where alcohol sales have increased significantly since our world was placed in lockdown.

I was on a conference call with a drug-free coalition group the other day and we are once again seeing drug overdoses creeping up in quantity.

It’s easy to ignore our most precious gift (our life) when all hell is breaking loose but what good can we be to the world if we aren’t taking care of ourselves?

It’s very difficult to shed light on the world when our own lantern is not lit.

If you are struggling with self-care try incorporating SPEED into your life.

Sleep – Are you getting enough rest in order to have the energy to be your best self?

Prayer – Are you creating space to spend quality time with your Creator?

Exercise – Are you making time to strengthen one of the two most important organs in your body–your heart? After all, everything flows from your heart–Proverbs 4:23.

Emotional – Are you making time to strengthen one of the two most important organs in your body–your brain? Said differently, are you nourishing your brain with good stuff or bad stuff? Are you at peace or are you in turmoil?

Diet – Are you eating to be nourished and energized throughout the entire day or are you eating to make you feel good in the moment?

If you feel as though the world is ganging up on you right now–try focusing on improving your SPEED.

Luke 21:34, But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap.” 


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