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Get the kids up. Get dressed. Fix breakfast. Daycare drop-off. Work. Get the kids from school. Get the kids from daycare. Cook supper. Help with homework. Clean the dishes. Do laundry. Bathtime. Bedtime.
Mom’s everywhere will agree that life with kids is BUSY! Especially when you have more than one! As some of you know I have four children, 2 of which are still in diapers. Sometimes life just takes over and you get stuck in a rut of your everyday routine. (which is exactly why this is being uploaded late Tuesday night!) How refreshing it is when we jump right into the arms of Jesus! But where do you find the time??
The #1 question I get when people find out I have four kids is “how do you not lose your mind?”
So, for Todays “tip Tuesday” I have going to give you my top tips for finding time to “fill your cup.”
#1 Audio Books/Devotionals
Sometimes the only time I have to myself is in the car driving to and from work. I spend my whole day pouring myself into the hearts and minds of special needs kids grades 4th-6th. so sometimes I need a refill before coming home. Lifeway had a cd of audio devotionals for women that I listen to quite often! (Priscilla Shirer is my absolute favorite)
#2 Christian Radio Stations
Switch your go-to radio station to a Christian radio station to Christian radio for just 2 weeks and I promise you will see a difference in your mood, attitude, and just all around outlook on life. (the American Family Radio is my personal favorite.)
#3 Early or Late
When all else fails sometimes the only time I have is before the kids get up for the day or after they go to bed. I set several alarms on my phone to wake me up before I need to get the kids up and even if it is just 30 minutes, it at least gives me time to get in a right mind for the day and to just talk to my Lord. At night it helps me relax and de-stress from the day.
These are just a few of hundreds of ideas there are out there! And as long as you are taking time to refuel that is all that matters! You can’t pour from an empty cup.
What are your favorite ways to unwind at the end (or beginning) of the day? Let me know in the comments!