Chelsea Crockett

JESUS | BEAUTY | LIFESTYLE | FASHION

Tag: Life’s seasons

To Everything There is a Season

“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 There is a time for exactly where you are – whether it is a time…

“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1

There is a time for exactly where you are – whether it is a time of healing, a time of questioning, a time of excitement, a time of confusion, a time of doubt, a time of laughing, a time of dancing, or even a time in between.

Maybe, if you’re like me, it is a time for planning and planting. This season is full of school and studying for my degree, full of wedding planning and also planning for my new life and new “normal.” If you are also in a busy season of life like the one I’m in, sometimes it can feel like you’re dropping the ball on some things in order to keep others up in the air. Maybe some of your friendships aren’t as strong as they used to be because you have to spend more time studying. Maybe you’ve had to put some hobbies on hold so that you can put your future first. In these times we must remember that “to everything there is a season.”

Accepting your season instead of feeling bad about it is one way to calm your heart and mind. There will be a time when school is over, weddings will be over, and life will start a brand new season. That may be the season where you pick things up where you left off, whether it be with friends or hobbies or anything else you’ve had to put on the back burner. During all seasons we should stay grateful, faithful, and supportive of one another. Learn from your seasons and be able to look back on them as teachable times. After all, every moment of your life is a time that has been handpicked by God. Maybe you are anxiously awaiting a season that has not yet started in your life. Maybe you feel stuck in a rut and are wishing for a change of scenery. Wherever you are and whatever you are feeling, be ready to trust in His timing. Embrace the season you are in and everything going on in your life right now, because in the blink of an eye, at can all change.

What season are you in? Evaluate, accept, and embrace the season. And remember, don’t get too comfortable, because every season is just that – a season.

Chels

No Comments on To Everything There is a Season

How to Survive Life’s Seasons

Life is all about seasons. No, not “summer spring fall” seasons, LIFE seasons. Seasons like grade school, high school, college, your first job, marriage, the death of a family member,…

Life is all about seasons. No, not “summer spring fall” seasons, LIFE seasons. Seasons like grade school, high school, college, your first job, marriage, the death of a family member, all big life events that come and go but can be categorized as a “season” in our life. Each season is different and presents different challenges. For instance, my life’s season right now is the “graduated high school and moving out” season. This season is filled with uncertainty, sadness because I will be moving away from my family, and nerves, but it is also filled with excitement, anticipation, and joy. I have a bit of advice on how to stay calm, keep your cool, and keep a healthy mindset during life’s toughest seasons. Read on.

  1. Take a few minutes to rest: Don’t underestimate the power of a few minutes of rest. It may seem like a waste of time, but five or ten minutes of sitting with your eyes closed and turning off your brain is so refreshing. Snatch up every minute of rest that you can.
  2. Try to be in the middle of something all the time: What I mean is, try to be in the middle of a great TV series or a good book or a fun movie. When you are in the middle of something you are tempted to finish it. This practically forces you to take time for yourself. And you should let yourself do it! It gives you something to look forward to and gives you an outlet for some “me time.”ae644503a1e81ca13ea4a95c694a5115
  3. Learn how to ignore things: Now these things don’t include your mom or homework, but they do include text messages and other nonessential tasks. When you are in the midst of your busiest seasons, life gets overwhelming, and a messy room, a phone full of unanswered texts, or a dirty car can send you over the edge and make you feel like your whole life is out of control. Take a deep breath and realize that these things don’t really matter. Your messy room can stay messy for one more day. Take the time that you would have spent cleaning it and close your eyes and rest. You need to keep yourself rested and healthy. Once your season calms down, that is the time to tackle that messy room and dirty car.

Making use of these practices can help you to stay afloat in the stormier seasons of life, when you may not be able to feel truly rested. No matter what your circumstances, it’s important to be good to yourself and strap on that proverbial oxygen mask so you can breathe a little easier.

These are just a few ways I keep my head on straight and my mind at ease during my life’s crazy seasons. How do YOU handle yours?

XOXO, Chels

1 Comment on How to Survive Life’s Seasons

Type on the field below and hit Enter/Return to search