Summer is the time for refreshment, right? It’s the time to take inventory of life, of activity. For me, it’s the time to prioritize elements of life, to strike a healthy balance of mind, body, and soul. To ask God for wisdom on what to keep and what to let go. This list is inspired by The Chalkboard.
When I feel overwhelmed I… am probably in need of a short [release cry.
My favorite way to take a break is… to take a walk in the sunshine.
Daily necessity for sanity: happy + inspirational tunes
Best tactic for staying calm under fire: getting alone to collect my thoughts + emotions
Favorite way to detox: a Daniel fast for a few days
Favorite way to refuel and replenish energy: a healthy snack — smoothie or meal
Stress-busting ritual: taking a drive with the windows down and music up
Monthly must for self-care: A day of no screentime
Mantra for slowing down: “You can only live one day at a time. Focus on today.”
Thing that always brings me back to center: Love
Circumstances under which you turn off your phone: Family vacation and intentional time with my husband
Where do you find sanctuary: Nature
How do you find rest in a chaotic schedule: Saying ‘No.’
Best piece of advice ever received on balance: “Boundaries in life are important. Don’t underestimate them.”
Biggest inspirations: My husband and his intentionality in life, the Bible and its words on priorities
How do you maintain balance in your life? How do you prioritize self-care? Will this summer contain any changes for you?
Marla Young says
I read a lot and try to exercise everyday to maintain balance. Sleep is important too.
Chelsea B.E. says
Marla, I definitely agree about the sleep! I’ve noticed recently how my mind is affected when I’m tired versus when I’m rested. A huge difference!