Cut Yourself Some Slack
Updated: Feb 13
I hope you are hanging in there during these trying times:)
I listened to a teaching by Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church recently, and he shared something that gave me a new perspective. I wanted to share it with you.
He shared that “we are all in the same storm, but on different boats. Some are riding this out in fine yachts, some in smaller boats, and some are holding on to driftwood.” So while we all see the storm, we are experiencing it in different ways.
This pandemic has caused us to look at our lives from unique perspectives, but the most important thing I want to share is that despite how we feel, we should strive to remain kind and gentle with each other.
Some, like myself, are starting new projects during the shutdown while some have lost their jobs and businesses. Many ministries and churches are struggling financially, yet the small school church I attend has seen giving almost doubled since we have stopped meeting in person.
So what does this mean?
It means that there is no one size fits all, and we must remain in faith. If you are fortunate enough to be riding this out on a “yacht,” look around and see how you can encourage your comrade on the “driftwood.”
If you have lost your job, now may be the time to explore the option of starting your own small business.
If you have a business, figure out how you can make some adjustments and possibly weather this storm. It may be time to bring your business online or offer a new product or service.
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Whatever you plan to do or not to do, give yourself some slack. Be kind to yourself. Guard your mental state. Some days you will be up, and others you may barely feel like getting out of bed. It’s OK!
Keep your surroundings uncluttered. Clutter creates confusion, and it’s hard to be creative or accomplish anything productive in a mess.
Watch less news: stay informed, but do not immerse yourself in negativity.
Set up a daily routine of getting up and going to bed. Otherwise, you will feel a lack of control.
Aim to accomplish one small goal each day and celebrate it at the end of the day.
Pray often so you can help to keep your anxiety levels in check.
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