Some people have Morning routines and that’s great…I on the other hand can’t seem to remember my own name until at least 11am, therefore I have an Evening Routine. Every single night I repair and nourish myself. This is all new to me….before Discovery I was always running around like a crazy person trying to concoct this perfect home for my Husband to try and gain his attention. Did it ever work? What do you think? Now I understand the love bank properly. I have many banks…one for my Kids, my Husband, Myself and most importantly my Spiritual bank between the Lord and I.
For years I put my Husband 1st and since Discovery I have learned that my eyes needed to be turned to the Lord more. So, after I put my youngest to bed I set in a little corner of our bedroom with this huge silver basket I bought from Target last year. It’s filled with many journals I have going on all at once. I have one I write to my Daughter, one that’s my Mad/Sad journal….If you have watched the movie HOME you’ll probably understand that better then if you haven’t. I have one that is a personal health that I write my food, exercise and anything regarding my health.
I have a scripture and prayer journal and finally I have a plain daily diary of sorts. Please don’t feel like you need to run out and start journaling hours a day. It is something that I’ve done for years and brings me comfort. It also helps me clear my mind of thoughts and ideas, worries and to-do lists. In my basket I have a Bible, my Celebrate Recovery workbooks, our Marriage class workbook, a few books and a devotional. Every night no matter what I sit there and spend at least an hour there reading, writing, praying and meditating. It is the best thing I could do for myself as a Mother and Wife.
What do you do each day to give back to yourself and reconnect with God. What gives you Joy and Peace?