As you get closer to the end of the year it’s easy to lose sight of what’s most important and to get lost in the busyness. It’s during this time of year where you can look ahead to the break but who wants to enter into Christmas completely exhausted and worn out? It’s during these seasons when it’s important to take a step back and refocus. While that might seem impossible, here are 5 tips to help you find the energy you are searching for:
KEEP A VERSE CLOSE
It’s easy to let the busyness take over our prayer life. Satan is always looking for a way to trip you up. While you should be finding quite time to refuel and reconnect with Christ, it might not seem possible.
If you really feel like you can’t get away to rest with God find a verse to memorize and recite when you are stressed. Use these little moments of prayer as a reminder that God is with you.
GO TO BED EARLIER
Even if it’s only a half hour earlier it’ll be worth it. When you are well rested you have the ability to focus and get done what needs to get done. Yes, it takes sacrifice, but do you really have to watch one more episode on Netflix?
TAKE A BRIEF WALK
Sometimes you just need a breather. Get up from your desk and break up the day by walking around the office or outside. The couple of minutes you spend away from your computer is going to enable you to process the millions of things going through your mind.
WRITE IT DOWN
With so much going on it’s easy to get meetings, appointments and deadlines confused. Write them down. Put it someplace accessible like your mobile device or a small notepad.
While what you write down might not be fully organized it will more available. No more wondering, “What did I have to get done?” You’ve got it.
LEAN ON OTHERS
Don’t be afraid to ask for help even if you can’t clarify what exactly you are feeling. Sometimes you just need to cry out for help. There are people who aren’t phased by what’s overwhelming you. They’ll be able to step in and help you out.
Sometimes it’s the small things that will get you through the holidays. Each time you face a difficult season incorporate one of these steps and discover for yourself more breathing room.
How do you survive the busy seasons in ministry?