Sunday, August 8, 2010

Fresh Start...

Hi all,
The last few Sundays for me have been so peaceful. They have been full of calm comfort, joy, and inspiration. They have also been great days for reflection. Reflection on the week past, and thoughts for the upcoming week. Sometimes however, these thoughts can cloud that calm comfort, and replace it with stressful thoughts of dread.

Are you stressed about that ironing that didn't get finished? How about that catch all closet that you've been meaning to clean out? Are you tired of trying to decide what to cook for dinner? Have you been short with your family members? Are you stressed at your job, are worried about starting a new one?

We all have these moments. Feeling so overwhelmed you don't even know where to start. Well, why not just try to approach tomorrow with a fresh start. Or, better yet don't wait until tomorrow! Start fresh right now, this moment.

Take that mountain of ironing, just iron the five most important things, then put it away and iron five more tomorrow, and so on. Get in that closet, and pick one shelf/section at a time to completely clean out, stop and do the same the next day, until you get it done. Sit down and write out five meals you could make simply with just buying a few ingredients, or use what's out of your pantry or freezer. Take a deep breath before you make a comment you might regret later to your loved ones. Take some quiet time to pray about those stressful jobs, and worries.

Do you have an idea you would like to share that would help make a fresh start? Like, how to tackle big cleaning projects, menu planning, recipes, organizing tips, inspirational thoughts. Please leave a link to your blog below. If you don't have a blog, feel free to leave a comment. I can't wait to hear from you! Be sure you link back to here so others can come by as well.

Until next time! God Bless!

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Anonymous said...

Hi, Jennifer, just came to you via Blog Connect. Great tip about not letting things overwhelm you. Funny, I wrote yesterday about taking a break when feeling stressed. I grabbed a cup of coffee and did some cloud gazing (left you a link above). Taking a time out just helps me put things back into perspective!

North of 25A said...

Hi, Jennifer:
Nice to "meet" you; stopping by from SITS.
Wise words!

Tutus and Tantrumns said...

Great post, I think I'll take your advice and clean up the kid's rooms today! :P Good luck with the new blog, I'll be back to check in on ya!

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