It's Monday. Day four. I had a severe case of anxiety today. A day in the life of Michelle. So this will be short and sweet tonight. I hate the inability to focus during these times. That feeling of being overwhelmed. I can tell you I considered just sitting on the couch and doing nothing while I binge watched Blippi with my son, but alas, my integrity. Stupid integrity.
Day four actually started off with an early morning of alone time for an hour. It was kind of nice. I was able to complete my devotions and prayer time before my little guy woke up. Definitely something I wouldn't mind making a habit out of.
Action #1 - Be Thankful
I'm thankful for the smell of fall. There is something about stepping outside the door and just inhaling. A deep breath in and you can be transported to fall days with friends, hot apple cider, apple orchards, bonfires and laughs. Isn't it amazing how a simple smell can take you back to so many fond memories.
Action #2 - Devotion, Journaling & Prayer
Day four of Embraced is all about living out your witness and taking time each morning talking with God to prepare for the day. This is definitely something that I have been working on. I can be a morning person when forced, but I don't willingly do it. I oftentimes wonder though how different my days would be though if I were to intentionally wake up two to three hours before my day was to officially start how much better could my day be? I could do my reading and spend some time with God and I wouldn't be rushed. Maybe, I could develop that relationship I crave. Maybe I could respond better in times of crisis. Maybe I could be so much better prepared for my days. Maybe I could feel less scattered brained all the time. Maybe. Let's see what tomorrow looks like. A few of my favorite lines from today's devotion are:
Girl Be Brave was all about the curve balls life can throw at you and being prepared. It's about working hard through it and not giving up. Today's favorite:
Action #3 - Exercise
It wasn't easy friends, but I did it. I don't even mean that I didn't want to do it. I mean, I didn't, but that isn't my point this time. Today was an ab workout. I would say ninety-five percent of the workouts were on the floor. Before starting I asked Joe if he would like to exercise with me and he said yes. Guess what ended up happening? Nothing like a few dozen body slams and being tackled while exercising. It definitely made it a little more fun and interesting.
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