Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | February 3, 2014

Beating The Winter Blues

MP900438953[1]“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under Heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NIV)

 If you are like me, once the holidays are over, you are ready for Spring. But, why would we want to skip over a quarter of our lives! God made this time of year just like He made the rest of the year, and I want to find joy in this season too.

 What can we do to feel better when dealing with winter blues? Here are a few tips:

 1)     Plan something to look forward to. Perhaps something in the near future and something farther away. Our plans don’t have to cost a whole lot of money. Planning will keep us busy, and we will have something on our calendar.

 2)     Do something “spur of the moment” when we are feeling kind of “blah.” Visit the library. Rent a movie. Get some cleaning around the house done. (It’s amazing how accomplishment can cheer us up!) Bundle up and go for a walk. Call a friend. Visit a family member. Read some Scripture. Pray. Journal. Volunteer. Do something that will helps us feel better…and do what we can to encourage others who are struggling too. 

 3)     Focus on doing things we can only do in the colder weather and enjoy those moments. Build a fire and drink hot chocolate. Snuggle under a heated blanket. Take a long bubble bath. There is a lot to do in the winter! We just have to get creative…and search the internet.

 This day, this week, this month, this season will all too soon come to an end. Why don’t we all try to enjoy it? Enjoy God’s creation. Enjoy time with one another. Relish in it until the days get longer and the sun gets warmer….and then relish those days too!

 “Dear Lord, Thank You for this season. Help me to appreciate the beauty and serenity…and to find JOY in each and every day You have given me.”

 For His Glory,

 Laurel Shaler(www.drlaurelshaler.com)
TRBC Coffee Break

 

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  1. Meant for me!!!

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