It’s not surprising to hear that we are, as a culture, completely stressed out. Technology has made our lives easier, but not any simpler. We can now get twice as much done in the same amount of time. Our schedules are now inundated with commitments, obligations, and expectations. We live in a hamster wheel of perpetual striving. Consider the toll that it takes on your health and well-being, as well as on your relationships.
In this episode, Jory and Jennifer explore this all-too-common problem and consider ways to find some balance. They discuss the idea of a “Sabbath principle” that incorporates rest into your daily or weekly schedule. What are the risks of over-working and what are the benefits of intentionally resting? How can you possibly build rest into your life? Join them as they share how self-care is anything but selfish.
About Jennifer Miller
Jennifer Miller is a Christian pastor, counselor, and author who has dedicated her career to helping individuals, couples, and families strengthen their faith and their relationships.
Her new book, “No Longer Two: A Guide to How God Created Men, Women, and Marriage,” available on Amazon, is a compilation of all the wisdom she has gained and shared over the years on what truly makes relationships work.
In addition to teaching and writing on marriage and family topics, she serves as the Co-Executive Director of The Center for Living Well, a nonprofit Christian wellness ministry, based in Phoenix, Arizona with divisions in Canada and Michigan.
Jennifer’s Success Tips
~ Shift your perspective on self-care. It is not selfish or self-indulgent. It is necessary.
~ Build rest into your schedule. Don’t wait for the work to be done because it will never be fully done.
~ Think of yourself like a 4-cylinder battery (mind, heart, body, spirit). Which cylinders are running low and what fills them back up? Be intentional about keeping your battery charged.
Jennifer’s Verse of the Day
“And Jesus said, ‘The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.’” ~ Mark 2:27
Jory’s Success Tips
~ Put on your own oxygen mask first. (Self-care is not selfish.)
~ Try taking “mini-Sabbaths” throughout the week — throughout the day even!
~ Nourish your body and soul every day and feed your mind with thoughts that uplift you.
Jory’s Verse of the Day
“Love your neighbor as yourself.” (from Mark 12:30-31)
Listen to Jory and Jennifer by clicking the audio player below.
Piano music by David Nevue.