Breathe - VRSLY Devotional - 01.03.17

The holidays are over.  Most of us, myself included, are back at work with a full year in front of us.  I woke up this morning feeling a little overwhelmed.  I, like many, have lots of goals for 2017.  I want to be healthier, more active, more engaged and to choose joy in all situations, just to name a few.  I am sure that you have your list as well.  Today, I woke up feeling like I had to accomplish all of them TODAY!!  I woke up feeling like I am already behind.  So, instead of getting all panicking and weird I decided to live out one of my goals for the year and have a few minutes of quiet time before I do anything else.  I made myself a cup of coffee, sat in my favorite chair, opened my Bible and read in the stillness of the morning.

After one cup of coffee and a few minutes of reading I took out my goal journal for the year, and wrote.  I wrote something similar to what I just wrote above for you.  I wrote that I was feeling like I needed to get it all done right now and how I was feeling a little crazy.  I dumped my feelings on the page and after I was finished writing I felt a lot better.  I realized how silly it was to put so much pressure on myself to get a year's worth of goals done in a day, week or even month.  After writing I wrote three things in my journal and if you are feeling the same way I felt this morning I hope they comfort you the same way they comforted me.

Focus. Breathe. Do one thing at a time.

Artwork by @kalbarteski // Devotional by @tjmousetis 

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