[HCH] Chatting About Health, Journal Jots, Tidy Tips
Jan 27, 2021 10:12 pm
Hello lovely ladies,
What's for supper / dinner at your house? I have white chicken chili in the crockpot. It's a grain-free / dairy-free recipe as I'm sort of working on detoxing my body this week.
As you get older, you'll find that you become more concerned with taking better care of your health. For those of you who are young and eating healthy, I commend you greatly!
Our body is well-able to heal itself when we give it the nutrition necessary and avoid extra toxins.
I believe God does want us to take good care of the body He has given us.
Focusing on health is not about becoming obsessed every time we gain a pound. (I do NOT get on the scale any more -- haven't in years! The only time I step on a scale is at the doctor's office or health checkup.)
Anyway, am I a complete health nut?
Not really... I love a good meat-lovers, cheesy pizza, tater tots, cheese cake, beef hotdogs and chicken pot pies...and occasional potato chips. Ha!
But, I do try to have a good balance of eating healthier 80% of the time, and then enjoying those extras when I'm at an event or out to eat.
I've been mainly following the "Trim Healthy Mama" way of eating for several years. It has truly made a difference with my health and my weight maintenance.
(You can look that up online, if you are looking for a weight maintenance program that is also enjoyable and not so limiting on calories and such.)
If you are truly having major health struggles, then I suggest first starting with Paleo recipes until you start to heal. Then, expand out into the Trim Healthy Mama diet.
I was battling greatly a few years ago with my health, and the Paleo diet made a huge different in my body successfully healing.
So, if you're still wondering what you could improve on for 2021, perhaps it might be improving your health??
We can serve God and our family better indeed when we feel our best!
Keep Walking in FAITH,
Rhonda White (firstname.lastname@example.org)
~ The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. I Corinthians 16:23 KJV
**This Week's Devotional**
Because it Makes a Considerable Difference
7 Journal Jots: (Use these ideas for your journal or ministry)
- "Try to find a different perspective. Look for the good in the situation." - Maria Baker
- "ONLY with GOD can gratitude and grief coexist...praise and problems...burdens and blessings." - Missionary, Jane Coley
- "Don't borrow worry from tomorrow. God only gives you grace for today." - Marlene Evans
- "The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have." -unknown
- Dealing with conflict: "I don't think you meant to hurt my feelings when you said such and such. So, I'm asking you to explain exactly what you meant." - Loretta Walker
- "I have learned that when God wants to teach us lessons in faith and trust, He starts with the most basic of circumstances within our life, home, or family." - Rosalie Doolittle
*QUESTION: What things do you need to work on to be more like Christ? Isn't our life suppose to be more about becoming more like Christ?
New Bible Reading Schedule
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Bible Verse of the Week:
“For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.”
– Psalm 18:28 kjv
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Today's Tidy Up Your Life Tips:
Save Time and Energy Daily
Being on time and being organized saves you time and energy.
Downside: Being unorganized and running late wastes time and causes unnecessary stress…which furthermore drains our energy and attitude.
How much time have you wasted this week looking for misplaced items or files?
We will not always be 100% perfect at a keeping everything so organized that we never mindlessly misplace an item; however, if you find yourself regularly searching for items, you are unfortunately dwindling away valuable time and energy.
Constantly running late is also a result of poor time management. Let’s be honest with our weaknesses so that we can grow better.
Becoming better at time management will help you work more efficiently. The same is true for being well-organized.
Work on getting better at both, so you can preserve more energy for the important stuff in your life and you waste less time searching for items.
How to Get Better at Both
What it comes down to is getting into the habit of being conscious of time and staying on top of organizational tasks.
Yes, if you’re exceptionally disorganized, it will take some up-front work to clear things up. Once completed though, you have to make a daily effort to put things back in their place to stay organized.
This small HABIT is truly powerful!
This is true for physical items, digital items, and even thoughts and ideas.
The short answer, then, is to PRACTICE both being on time and staying organized on a daily basis until they become natural habits.
What things you are constantly misplacing?
- Make sure those items have a permanent home that are in convenient spots to grab and put back in their places. (If something is hard to put away, you’ll more than likely not do it.)
- Declutter things you don’t use. Start where your trouble spots are located. (If I’m having trouble finding my kitchen measuring spoons, is it because I have so many gadgets stuffed in the drawer that I can’t easily see the items that are the most important to me? Clear out the things you don’t use and group like items together. Again, work on the habit of putting your items back into their home spots.)
Are you leaving early enough for events and appointments to avoid feeling rushed or stressed?
- Start timing yourself how long it really takes to get ready for events and appointments. Then, add on 10 additional minutes for unexpected delays.
- Next, time yourself how long it takes to travel to each destination. Add 10 additional minutes to that time. Write down the minutes ahead that you need to leave for each place you go. You won’t need to feel stressed any longer by mindfully managing your time!
- Print out a habit tracker (or use an app) to mark successful days when you’ve managed your time well. Also, mark down the days when you’ve successfully put things away. Once you reach 60 days of success, give yourself a reward. (It’s good to plan what your reward will be in advance as a motive to achieve your goals.)
Remember, TINY habits make a BIG difference in our lives!