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How to Feel Like Your Mind's on Vacation When Your Body is Not (in Ten Minutes or Less)

Updated: Jan 12, 2020

I've been thinking a lot about the concept of balance lately.

We all say life balance is a myth. Unattainable, even. It feels like we are running a million miles an hour in a million different directions more often than not.


Is balance actually closer than we imagine?

There are two concepts that might help you feel a bit more in a vacation mode, even if in reality, you are not.

Take 10. Every Day.

Take 10 minutes to do whatever makes you happy. Read a book. Read God's word. Call your friend. Go on a walk. Journal. Listen to music. Write a letter. Talk with your spouse. Pray.

Here's the key. Take time to do what you love and only do that thing for ten minutes. Nothing else. And here's what really good... do that every day. It's your little slice of heaven that you can look forward to, no matter what.

Ten minutes is not a lot, you guys. Give yourself permission to be fully engaged in ONE thing that you love for ten minutes each day. You will be shocked at how such a small amount of time makes such an enormous impact in your life.

(It probably goes without saying, but for true, lasting refreshment... choose time with Jesus.)

Put the First Things First

As Stephen Covey says, put your big rocks first. The little stuff comes after.

How many times do we let the little stuff take precedence?

How often do we let ourselves believe the lie that busy is good? But what are the things that we are busy with? Will they matter this time next month?

When we are feeling frazzled or frustrated, let's consider whether we are using our precious energy on the right things. Do what's important first, then take care of the rest if you have time. Focus on what will have kingdom impact, and will matter a decade from now.

I pray this provides you with some Monday motivation, you guys!

Want more? Click here for tips on how to bring more joy to your everyday!

Scripture for Today:

  • You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence, and the pleasures of living with you forever. (Psalm 16:11)

  • The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving. (Psalm 28:7)

  • Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him! (Psalm 34:8)

  • But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. (Matthew 6:33)

Grace Space Christian Coaching Question:

  • Let me know in the comments below... what are you going to treat yourself with for 10 minutes today?

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