Saturday, February 20, 2016

How to Stay Sane when Life Goes Insane

Image Credit: Teacher-Recources and Google Images
I have news for you that you may or may not already know, life can go crazy sometimes. Sickness strikes, schedules fall apart, work overwhelms and friends and family remind us how imperfect we all are. And sometimes everything seems to happen at once. It is at times like these where we forget all that we know about weathering life's storms and would just rather give up on everything. Unfortunately that is most usually not the best option. So instead of throwing in the towel here are some suggestions that I have learned through my own life experience.
1. Take Your Focus of Yourself: When we focus on ourselves we tend to become more bitter and sad because things just aren't going our way! Rather if we shift our focus to God we will remember that He is in control of our situation and He is bigger than all the problems we face. He also promises that we can take all of our cares and troubles to Him and He will take care of you.
2. Think about Something Else: When we have troubles they tend to take up most of our thinking space. However instead of allowing that to happen purposely think about something else. Try to distract yourself when you can with uplifting music, movies or books. Focus on the good things that are in your life rather than being constantly consumed by the bad.
3. Drink tea and eat chocolate: Lots and lots!! Chocolate knows, chocolate understands. And tea has a soothing effect on the mind.
4. Exercise: Exercise releases happy hormones and happy people don't go insane. When I am stressed or sad I go for a run. Or if I am overwhelmed I go for a walk.
5. Memorize Bible Verses: This kind of goes with thinking about something else but it is a really good thing to have Bible verses memorized. They can encourage and comfort you. Plus you can have them handy in your mind next time disaster strikes.
6. Do Special Stuff with someone you love: When all the world seems to be against you find the one person left who isn't and do something fun with them. Hannah and I like to watch movies and eat ice cream together. Or we paint our nails and watch YouTube videos. Or we do a face mask and listen to an audio drama. Whatever you do, it's nice to just do something fun with someone who you can just relax with.
7. Remember that whatever you are going through isn't going to last forever: If God brought you to it then He will bring you through it. Problems, people, struggles etc. come and go. You will not be in the throes of trouble forever. Just keep that in mind and keep on the sunny side:):)

Do you have an special ways you stay sane???

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Elianna Playing

 Happy day before Valentine's Day, y'all!!! I am trying to come up with something appropriate to post for the most romantic day of the year. Hmmmmmm.........
Until then, Elianna and I went on a little playful photoshoot together. Boy, does Elianna love the camera!!! Except when she doesn't. We had a good time together and got some fun pictures :) 
Here are my favorites.

Do you all have any plans for the weekend???

Monday, February 8, 2016

Musical Monday: Let it Go and the Piano Guys Concert

On Thursday my family (minus Dad) and I went to a Piano Guys concert and it was amazing!!! They are very talented musicians as well as excellent entertainers. They played a mix of their old and newer songs interspersed with their jokes and humorous anecdotes. My three favorite songs (because I couldn't just pick one) were Let it Go, What Makes You Beautiful and Beethoven's Five Secrets.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016


Happy February Y'all!!! I have kind of been at a loss recently of what to post. Today I was going through some of my pictures and I realized I didn't share any of my favorite pictures from December. So here ya go :):)

 As is our tradition, us four olders put on our romantic, christmas comedy play for the rest of our family. It was our best one yet and we were all quite pleased with ourselves :):P

 This Christmas was special because it was our first white christmas ever!!!!

Wednesday's Words to Remember: Love

Don't just give up on someone when they make a mistake... People are going to hurt you... But love is bigger and you have to look past their hurts and know that they have flaws, just like you. Forgive them.: