Fresh Air & Positivity!

I am determined to, despite my busyness, do my best to continue posting regularly; it helps me to stay focused on what’s important. Of course my family is really important to me so this will still have to stay in my spare time. I’m just going to make sure that I am working on this when I have free time instead of wasting it worrying! Work today was relatively slow, we weren’t holding calls for most of the day so I drew up a draft brochure! My initial plan had been to just make a small brochure, front & back, but I’ve since decided that I want to do a standard trifold. It’s only a VERY rough draft, but I’m glad that I have at least started on it.

Today was probably the best day I’ve had in the last couple weeks. What a breath of fresh air! I got to do some training for some new calls I will start taking next week, and it was nice to do something different. I’m also excited that I get to enhance my knowledge at work to become a better employee. I am just so thankful for my job, all of my coworkers are so awesome & understanding. I also moved desks today to a different area, and I will miss the people I sat by before, but I will still go talk to them regularly. 🙂

The main thing that is still dragging me down is lack of sleep. I know sleep will never again be anything but a luxury, but I’m still coming to terms with that. I take encouragement from Paul’s words in 2 Corinthians 6,

3 We live in such a way that no one will stumble because of us, and no one will find fault with our ministry. 4 In everything we do, we show that we are true ministers of God. We patiently endure troubles and hardships and calamities of every kind. 5 We have been beaten, been put in prison, faced angry mobs, worked to exhaustion, endured sleepless nights, and gone without food. 6 We prove ourselves by our purity, our understanding, our patience, our kindness, by the Holy Spirit within us,[c] and by our sincere love. 7 We faithfully preach the truth. God’s power is working in us. We use the weapons of righteousness in the right hand for attack and the left hand for defense. 8 We serve God whether people honor us or despise us, whether they slander us or praise us. We are honest, but they call us impostors. 9 We are ignored, even though we are well known. We live close to death, but we are still alive. We have been beaten, but we have not been killed. 10 Our hearts ache, but we always have joy. We are poor, but we give spiritual riches to others. We own nothing, and yet we have everything.

This is the attitude I’m striving to achieve. Right now though I don’t do well without much sleep! Unless I drink a lot of caffeine, but I don’t like depending on caffeine. In fact, I am going to try to quit drinking it altogether once I get in a little better shape. Exercise gives you energy, but it’s so hard to motivate yourself to exert energy you don’t have! I’ll be starting to implement exercise into my routine next week, and I’ll be staying accountable on here!

For the rest of the week I am going to stay positive, and every time I notice my thoughts drifting to the negative side I will replace them with positivity. I will start my day by meditating on a bible verse to encourage me throughout the day, even if that means getting up a few minutes earlier and sacrificing some precious sleep; are those few extra minutes really more precious than time with my Heavenly Father?

What do you turn to when times are rough? Any particular bible verses or songs, or something else entirely different? Comment and let me know what lifts you up when your spirit is down!

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