Sometimes, when I am overwhelmed… I realize that I am so busy running about, that I am not taking care of myself.
Next thing I know, I’m tired and worn.
I’m not exercising, I’m not eating properly.
I’m not practicing my spiritual footwork…and what has already been too much for me to handle becomes so much more of a problem.
It is at this time that I must step back and practice self-control:
Cut back on my commitments.
Take the time to make good choices about my health.
Spend each day moving forward on my spiritual path through writing and praying.
I must exercise self-control and move away from unhealthy behavior so that I can be my best self.
Today, I choose to put “first things first” and exercise self-control so that I benefit from the rewards.
“Dear God, help me to make good emotional and physical choices. Guide me to put first things first.”