Take Care of Yourself

Taking Care of Yourself is part of Taking Care of Your Family!

Changes and losses cause family members to feel overwhelmed. Members of the family often say that they feel like all of their energy has been drained by helping others.
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Unwinding Is Healthy

Did you know that stress breaks down your immune system?  Tis the season for sniffles, sneezes and flu are in full force.  Not only can hand-washing keep you from spreading germs and getting sick but so can finding time to relax!  What are some ways you keep yourself healthy?

6 ways to avoid catching the flu

1. Eat your veggies 

2. Say no to sugar

3. Wash your hands and try not to touch your face when your hands aren’t clean.

4. Work out

5. Unwind

6. Sleep

A meal delivery service?

img_1449Blue apron

Interesting Story: we couldn’t believe it and yet, we could!

Putting a healthy dinner on the table for yourself or your family can be a real challenge at the end of a busy day. That’s why so many delivery and meal prep services have sprung up, each offering something unique to consumers. I sampled meals from some of the most popular companies and drilled down what you can expect from each one.

Blue Apron
Meals arrive: Prepped and ready to cook; some chopping is required.
Best for: Busy couples or families who might turn to takeout for meals instead. Great for folks who love variety.

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12212015 Good Friends Morning Conversation

thehopeoftheworldPower Thoughts:

“The Hope of the World

     Christmas begins in God’s heart,

          It’s complete when it reaches the heart of man

               with love and understanding.

PrayerWorks Story: God’s Word is true! Today, our businesses are thriving. We cannot stop sharing God’s goodness and this story with others. We are now experiencing such peace, rest, boldness, assurance, and abundance. KSWP and KAVX have combined through the years and have taught us how to focus on the Lord Jesus Christ and live out the Word of God! #prayerworkskswpkavx

Morning Moment:
How do you stop yourself from feeling helpless in uncertain times? One way a family member of mine stopped getting seasick when I was on board a navy ship for the first time. A senior naval officer had advised Chris, “Don’t look at the waves around you. Look at the horizon far away. Look at that stable, stationary line and you will feel better.” When I fixed my eyes on that unshakable, unwavering line, even though the ship bobbed up and down in the rough sea, I did not feel so seasick anymore.

Don’t look at the waves of circumstances happening all around you, instead, look at the unshakable Word of God. Your heart will stabilize and you will see your God supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus!

Last Minute Shopping
Four days left before the Christmas holiday, last minute shoppers are out in full force make last minute purchases. For those who’ve put off the shopping. some stores have extended hours and every place is full of sale tags. Economist expect consumers to spend $320 billion this year.

Postal workers remain busy this weekend to make sure deliveries are made on time. Online sales have led to a ten percent increase this year in deliveries.

Beat The Monday Blues and Make Monday’s Awesome

Ways to make Monday’s AWESOME If you have the Monday Blues most weeks, then this is not something you should laugh off or just live with. It’s a significant sign that you are unhappy at work and you need to fix it or move on and find another job. Take time to identify the problem and clarifying what is bothering you then try to be active in finding solutions.

  • Prepare for Monday on Friday. Leave yourself as few dreadful tasks as possible on Friday afternoon. If you do have any unpleasant tasks awaiting your attention Monday morning, get them done as early as possible so that you don’t spend the rest of the day procrastinating or “feeling as if there’s a black cloud hanging over your
  • Make a list of the things you’re excited about. Sunday evening, list of three things you look forward to at work that week. If you can’t think of three things you look forward to, that might be an indication that you need to make some changes.”
  • Get enough sleep and wake up early. Go to bed a little early on Sunday night waking up an extra 15 to 30 minutes early on Monday morning. Have a little “me” time.
  • Dress for success. Dress up use Monday as the day to wear your favorite new outfit.
  • Be positive. Take time to recognize and appreciate the things that you enjoy about work.
  • Make someone else happy. Vow to do something nice for someone as soon as you get to work
  • Keep your Monday schedule light. Keep your Monday schedule as clear as possible. This will help you to come into Monday with more ease
  • Have a post-work plan.  Your day shouldn’t just be about trudging through to get it over with, but about looking forward to something. Make Monday a special day where you get to do something you enjoy at the end.   Forbes.com