Monthly Archives: July 2014

Recharge and Refuel

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We all encounter times when we feel drained, burnt out and have little energy. We may feel discouraged about a particular situation and just to put it simply we feel BLAH as if our batteries are drained! I think it is important to know how you are fueled and what refreshes you, so I thought I’d share some of the things that refresh and encourage me.

Jesus is the way, the truth and the life: When ever I’m feeling down all it takes is even 5 minutes away from the chaos to be alone with my Heavenly Father and talk with him to lift me back up. Usually I know I haven’t talked with Him when I am feeling down, so this is always my #1 to turn to when I need encouragement.

MUSIC: I really think I was supposed to be musical (sing, play an instrument or something!) I love music, all kinds and whenever I need energy or to feel refreshed I can put my earbuds in and it will give me an instant boost!

Researching: I love to learn so if there is a topic I’m particularly interested in such as natural hair, I go online and read about. It’s something I love so learning more about it puts me in a good mood.

Reading: It’s Reading. It’s awesome. The End. 🙂

Going To The Movie Theater Alone: This is one of my favorite things to do, especially during a matinee. I’ll more than likely be the only one in the theater and its just relaxing to kick my feet up(don’t tell the employees:) and enjoy a great film!

Writing: It’s Writing. It’s awesome. The End. 🙂

Girl Time: I am a true introvert but hanging out with my friends can not only be refreshing but also encouraging! Just getting together having girl talk and talking about life or just being silly always gives me energy.

My Little Sister: I know you might beg to differ, but I have the BEST sister in the world. She’s hilarious, we are complete opposites on so many levels but she gets me and I can always be myself around her!

Building LEGOS: This is a new one! I was recently at Barnes and Nobles and saw a child playing with LEGOS and I thought “That looks fun, I want some!” So I bought them along with a new book and when I get home I started building and it turned out to be surprisingly relaxing and it really cleared my mind up and aloud me to focus.

Well I shared my list with you. Maybe these things might not float your boat, but take some time to think about what or who refreshes you, so when the stressors of life try to attack you know exactly what to do to bring peace back into your world!

I love you and Jesus loves you more!

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5 Random Things About Me

1. I can’t go a full day without reading God’s Word or talking to Him, I literally feel like something is missing and my whole day is off. Even if it’s just an encouraging scripture I have posted up in my cubicle I have to read His word. It reminds me of His grace, reminds me to seek His face and also reminds me not to try to get through the day on my own strength!

2. I value time! If I’m supposed to be somewhere at 6:30 I’ll probably be there at 5:30! Lol! But really one of my biggest pet peeves is being late! Even if people tell me “Oh, its fine you don’t have to be on time.” It still bothers me if I am. I think its important to value other people’s time and I like my time to be valued as well so I try to make sure I’m on time and prepared when I arrive somewhere.

3. I don’t carry on friendships with people I don’t have peace about. Nothing against particular people, they might be awesome people, but sometimes I don’t have peace and that could just be God keeping certain people out of my life or keeping me out of theirs for a reason that is for our good! I love everyone and I am friendly to everyone but I keep a small circle close to me.

4. I am addicted to books! Is there a Book Shoppers Anonymous class anywhere!? I have so many books and so many I haven’t read because I never have time to sit down and read, but no matter how many books I haven’t cracked open, I still have to buy another when I’m in a bookstore. I honestly plan to get to them and not just hoard them around the house. I just really enjoy reading learning and having resources available to me when I need them.

5. I take on other people’s burdens. This probably isn’t the best thing but whenever I learn of a friend who is hurting whether physically or emotionally I literally take on that burden, not purposely but it just happens. A friend of mine was having alot of chest pain and everytime I would pray for her I would literally feel pressure in my chest as if I was having the issue. Not sure what that is about but things like that happen to me all the time kind of weird I know.

Well there you have it! 5 things you’ve learned about Rhapsody!

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