Friday, December 12, 2014

Taking it easy around here

We found out yesterday that Ezra has a mysterious skin problem (hives and itching) that could be linked to stress, so we are looking for proactive ways to reduce stress at our house.  We do have a tendency to go go go a bit too much.  So, we made a healthy living chart for ourselves that has the following on a daily check list:
Meditate (be still, read Bible, pray)
Get outside
Read a Book
Eat Healthy
and Drink Water
We started a tally for each person to see who drinks the most water each day.  I predict Daddy will win and I will lose.

The kids enjoyed this progressive muscle relaxation video today:

I am not exactly sure how to role model loving character traits for our children if I am too stressed out/not taking care of myself.  So, I will be trying to do the things on the checklist as well. As master scheduler in the house, I also need to say "no" a lot more.   We are exhausted from a long week of doctor appointments and driving. Have a restful and relaxing weekend!