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“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” (2 Timothy 1:7)⠀ ⠀ Holiday seasons tend to be a time for indulgence. Gatherings with loved ones might bring an indulgence with food and drinks. Gift giving often brings upon itself a financial indulgence. While indulgences are not bad, per se, the ramifications of too much can set a person into a negative tailspin, lasting much longer than the holiday season.⠀ ⠀ God encourages us to use self-control as a way to manage these over indulgences. Setting a budget for gift giving is a great way to have self-discipline in managing your finances. Being intentional about going to gatherings with a full stomach helps prevent over indulging in the way of food and drinks. ⠀ ⠀ Self-control starts with intentional living. What practices can you put into place during this Christmas season to help you practice self-control?
As we approach the longest day of the year it is an invitation to embrace the darkness. The darkness of winter and any darkness we find in our own hearts and lives. This past week off of social media was that for me. I took time to look at the pain and darkness in my own life and be with that trusting the solution will come when the time is right. I wish the same for you. The permission to embrace the darkness instead of trying to get rid of it, it’s part of the fullness of the human experience. We can slow down and listen this week. Listen to our pain with kindness, stay and listen on the dark evenings, slow down and listen to the desires of your own heart. Let the darkness guide the way.
Things tend to get crazy for everyone during the holiday season. As an introvert, I struggle with emotional overwhelm from all the running around and time spent with family, friends, etc. and can become extremely drained if I don't give myself ample alone-time to recharge. It's especially important for me to stay grounded during these hectic times. Nature walks and yoga are 2 of the ways I stay grounded. What do you do to handle the holiday overwhelm? 📷 @agirlandherchis
🎄❤🎄 Good morning! Happy Saturday! Be thankful for the little things. Enjoy spending time with your family & friends. Look around at how beautiful this season of joy is. It's the little moments that are so special. Don't be too busy to slow down & enjoy the little things. When we look back, it's the little things that really were the most special & the ones we remember. 🎄❤🎄 . . . #giftforallseasonsonEtsy #happySaturday #bethankful #begrateful #bekind #bejoyful #enjoytimewithfamily&friends #slowdown #seasonofjoy #behappy #smile #shareALaugh #feelblessed #lookforthoselittlethings #liveinthemoment #bepresent
#hayonlinehealth Credit to @drsarepta : Diabetes fact 3 of 5. Pay attention to your body. Often times symptoms presents but we fail to recognize them because we are taking care of other things or other people. Take heed and care of yourself 1st. Notice and address changes in your body. #selfcare #symptoms #diabeteseducation #payattention #slowdown #healthmotivator #diagnosis #medicine #physician #healthadvocate #drsarepta
My 80 day prep calendar called for an iron 🏋️‍♀️tossing cardio 💦combo...and my body kindly said: yoga please 🧘‍♀️ 🧘‍♀️🧘‍♀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And to be honest I couldn’t pass up a silent house and lit Christmas tree 🎄😍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Saturday slow down before a morning with Santa and visit to the ‘Burgh to see my brother in rehab💗 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Lord knows I’m going to need the mental strength today 💗💗💗 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #slowdown #namaste #yogamoms #drugaddictionsucks #strongertogether #exerciseforthemind
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Lola rocking her gorgeous little sister vest from Auntie Natty, and Mases favourite dinosaur baby grow from Nanna Shaz today 💕👶🏼💕 #mygirl #0-3months #slowdown #daughter #loveher #auntie #nanna #littlesister #dinosaurs #next #babyclothes #bows #cutie #10weekstomorrow #beautiful
Waking up slowly to salt lamps and Christmas lights...
Ich mag das Gefühl, wenn der ganze Tag noch vor einem liegt. Ich war heute Morgen schon einkaufen, auf dem Markt und beim Blumenladen und ab jetzt ist die restliche Zeit nur für mich. Ich habe mir dieses Wochenende extra nichts vorgenommen und werde versuchen, den weihnachtlichen Stress etwas abzuschütteln und es mir schön zu machen. Mit Geschenke bastelnund einpacken, schlimmer Weihnachtsmusik, Plätzchen backen, Tee trinken, Maronis essen und lesen. Keine Termine. Keine Verpflichtungen. Und dann hoffentlich, endlich in Weihnachtsstimmung kommen. #christmastime #metime #ichhabschonallegeschenke #slowdown #cozytime #silenceisgold #relax
On brookville blvd .. Stop thinking you Ill Wit the wheel in the snow and could drive fast anywhere!! Slow down it’s snowing. Now No car for Christmas .. #Slowdown #mandown #Toofasttoodelrious #needforspeed #leaveontime #assedout #drivingamustangfastinthesnow #👌🏾🙏🏾✌🏾
It's busy this time of the year and I want to wish everyone to stay cool, appreciate what you have. And it's ok if you can't get the gift your child wants and that 100% cashmere sweater in blue... you are not going to be loved less...and if it the case than you have to explain how real life works to your children and find someone you cares about you more than things 😘 XO #loveislove #staycool #realthings #loveyourself #selavie #holidays #novascotia #holidaycheer #itsbeginingtolookalotlikechristmas #halifaxns #slowdown #wearens
It’s the weekend, and yes it’s the holiday frenzy, but let’s try and slow down just a bit. Enjoy the in between moments. Here’s a little movement improvisation to get into a snail’s pace flow. Different movement sequences were filmed @reverbcharleston for a compilation video tribute to my dear friend and college dance professor, @marthabrim for her retirement/graduation party.🐌 . . . . . #slowmotion #slowdown #snailspace #moderndance #inbetweenmoments #holidayfrenzy #retirementparty #graduationparty #videotribute #columbiacollege #reverbcharleston #bethecoiner
Make every moment of every day as great as you possibly can! • • • • • #success #happiness #behappy #moment #motivation #journey #life #live #slowdown #bepositive #positivity #qotd #focus
Her voice is so beautiful 😍😍😍❤❤❤❤ @selenagomez #selenator #selenagomez #old #slowdown
Don’t forget to detox digitally and enjoy some time in nature, connect with friends and family, or just have some me time today! Use #antaralife to share your #SelfcareSaturday 🌺 #sabaitorevive 📷 @gypsea_lust
Is there a rush to get up? #sleepy #lovemydog #chihuahuaoftheday #slowdown
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. In today’s fast-paced society, it’s easy to feel anxious, overwhelmed, and fearful—no matter what your age. doTERRA Peace Reassuring Blend of floral and mint essential oils is a positive reminder you don’t have to be perfect to find peace. Slow down, take a deep breath, and reconnect with the composed, collected you. Use doTERRA Peace Touch Reassuring Blend to promote feelings of contentment, composure, and reassurance when anxious feelings overwhelm your emotions.
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One time, when we were in Iceland, we were REALLY happy!!! #giveabook #readabook #relax #enjoy #slowdown #christmaseve #wecanhelp
Waffels and orange juice with this wild child this morning. #nonstop #allboy #slowdown
오늘은 slowdown,
If I have done one thing differently with Daisy as opposed to the older two it's to slow down and really savour every moment. With Anya in particular I was in such a rush to get everything done, Being a young single mum I was so concious of being judged and got so hung up on being that "perfect" mum whose baby was thriving and meeting all their milestones, I went back to work when Anya was just 4 months old and worked hard pushing my way from a temp admin assistant and part time waitress to a Senior Project Manager in just a few years. I had succeeded at my career (which I felt I needed to be a good mum and role model and not judged) but the reality was the sacrifice had been precious time with Anya and the little time I did have with her I was so preoccupied about having the perfect home and hung up on Anya hitting milestones that I missed so many of the little moments. I was always in such a rush. In a weird way being made redundant just before Isla was born was maybe a blessing. I was forced to slow down. Life is very different now financially but what we are richer in is time. I am slowly working on setting up my own business around the girls and have worked during this time but I havent let it take over but I no longer cut cuddles short to get on with housework, I know that they grow far too quickly and there will come a day when they won't want cuddles anymore and I will have all the time in the world for a perfect house. So when Daisy asked for a cuddle this morning mid hoovering I stopped. Hoovering will be needed for years to come this little human wanting her Mummy for cuddles like this won't last forever. If I had one piece of advice for me as a first time mum it would be to slow down and savour it all. It goes far too quickly and one day you will have missed it all without realising. #letthembekids #letthembelittle #savourthemoment #slowdown #cuddles #thehappynow #raisingthoserascals #therealityofparenting #mummyblogger #parenting #advicetoliveby #thatsdarling #candidchildhood #capturethemoment #motherhoodthroughinstagram #motherhoodunplugged #thingsiwanttoremember #shropshire #thelittlethings #ukblogger #pblogger #potd
It’s Saturday, you deserve to go slowly.⠀ #makespace #slowdown
Morning All and happy Saturday! I forced myself to sleep a little longer knowing how shattered I was falling asleep wrapping those goodie bags last night. Today is rest and family day so I'm going to sloth out for a bit once I've had breakfast, finish off the wrapping and then get smartened up for a lovely family dinner - living the life I currently do, I don't get to see my family as often as I'd like. I'm ok with that because I am consciously making that choice but that does mean, when we do see each other, I cherish every second :) oh and I'll be having crap loads of tea 😁 thanks @sunnylux for the shot. #tealover #teaaddict #needtea #earlgreytea #familydinner #familyday #notraining #timeout #selfcare #goodfoodgoodlife #relaxationtime #recharge #goodsleep #feelingrefreshed #cherishtheday #familytime #empowerment #consciousliving #fitmuslimah #mipster #hijabi #alldressedup #saturdayfun #metime #slowdown #slowdowntime #takeabreath #timetowakeup #teatime
Travel day. With plenty of time, I slipped and turned my ankle at Empoli stazione changing trains. Currently elevating my leg with scarf compression. #slowdown Yesterday my very last vase fired with #crystallineglaze got cracked though glaze result was near perfect (not easy). We said our farewells to the #lameridiana #piccolopasso group, teachers and staff, who became a family over the past two months, with all our quirks, diversity and a gradual endearing fondness for one another. All in all, this was an incredible experience. I am slowly on my way home with ~75kg pottery, imroved ceramics skills, a puffy ankle and friendships scattered around the world from #spain #greece #canada #australia #uk #slovenia #switzerland #thenetherlands #usa #italy Next stop: #frankfurt #germany to see my #yoga #baby and #friends, then back home to my sweet lifelong love @clydekunst ♡.
Slow Down 😩❤️ I remember when I was younger don’t understanding the lyrics but now I get them 🙃😂💓
I love sloths!!!! I am sure in a former life i was a solth!!! 🖤🖤🖤 #sloth #slothlife #lazyday #chill #slowdown #followyourdreams