Chelsea Crockett

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5 Sunday Habits

Sunday is one of my favorite days of the week. It’s a day solely devoted to Jesus and relaxation, can you get any better than that? I find myself doing…

Sunday is one of my favorite days of the week. It’s a day solely devoted to Jesus and relaxation, can you get any better than that?

I find myself doing the same routine every Sunday. This usually consists of church, catching up on homework and studying, and watching TV for hours on end.

I saw an article online that talked about 5 ways to transform your Sunday to be productive for Christ, instead of using it for binge-watching Netflix and napping the afternoon away! Take away some of these tips and see how your day is transformed! 🙂

  1. Spend time in prayer.

God wants our Sundays to be dedicated to him. In the Bible, the Sabbath was a sacred day devoted to Him and Him alone.

So, spend time talking to him! Oftentimes, we can get so caught up in the busyness of our week that we forget to slow down and just talk to God. Tell him your concerns, the things you’re thankful for, and your requests.

Use this day to get in good, undistracted prayer time with God!

  1. Set up your weekly devotional schedule.

My biggest excuse for not getting enough quiet time in with God is that I don’t have enough time in my day or that I’ll do it later. Having a set weekly schedule helped me remember and devote a certain time solely to God to spend with him.

It’s amazing what a set schedule can do for you! Once you have a plan, stick to it and see how it impacts your week.

  1. Go to church!

Sunday is the day to wake up and go worship the Lord with other believers! I always feel that if I begin my week with church it puts me on the right track to have a good week with God. I feel refreshed, joyful, and ready to take on whatever the week may bring!

  1. Rest!

Exodus 20:8-10 says, “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work…”

God instructs us in the Bible to use Sunday as a day of rest. He commands us to take a day from work and our busy ways of life and relax in his presence. I almost think of it as God’s way of rewarding us for all the hard work we’ve put in during the week!

  1. Spend time in good fellowship.

Whether this be a quick brunch with friends after church or even spending some time with your parents on Sunday nights, make it a habit!

Being around people who encourage you in your walk with Christ is so important, and what’s a better day to do it than on Sunday?

Get in the routine of practicing these five habits every week. You may notice a tremendous difference in your day and maybe even week! 🙂

– Chelsea

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3 Ways to Find Rest in God

Life can be stressful.  It can be full of setbacks and disappointments that are hard to overcome.  If you let these consume you, you can lose sight of God’s plan…

Life can be stressful.  It can be full of setbacks and disappointments that are hard to overcome.  If you let these consume you, you can lose sight of God’s plan for you and how much he loves and cares for you.  Here are three different ways you can find rest in God when life throws unexpected challenges at you!

  1. Find a quiet place to dive into the Word. One of the best ways to grow closer to God is by spending time with him and him alone.  When you give yourself time to read the truth about what God says, you can find rest in his promises!
  2. Pray continuously, not just when you feel like it. When I’m in constant communication with God, I automatically feel 10x closer to him.  When I’m simply thanking him for the things in my life, I feel at peace.  It puts into perspective how many blessings I have in my life whether I realize it or not!
  3. Play some good worship music. I don’t know about you, but music is one of the most calming things for me, especially worship music. I love listening to slow, calming music that puts me into a happy mood!  It might not work for you, but it’s worth a try!

I hope this advice helps you out next time you’re feeling down or far from God! 🙂

XOXO – Chels

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How You Know You Need a Break

Life is stressful. I am sure you know this already! We over-commit ourselves and stretch ourselves thin, trying to get everything done and hang out with everyone we can. Between…

Life is stressful. I am sure you know this already! We over-commit ourselves and stretch ourselves thin, trying to get everything done and hang out with everyone we can. Between work, your social life, and lack of sleep your body can take a beating. Giving yourself a break and letting yourself relax will help keep you sane. Here are some signs that your mind and body need a break.FullSizeRender (94)

By looking for the signs that show that our bodies are needing rest and might want to shake some things up, we can stay happier, healthier and more in love with life each day. Here are eleven things to look for in deciding when to take a breather.

  1. Work is life: Don’t let the “workaholic” culture get the best of you! Being motivated to work hard and perform well is
    great, but you also need to give yourself a break for downtime. This allows your mind and body to recoup and makes you a better worker.
  2. You feel like you are exhausted: Having a crazy schedule can make you feel exhausted. Try and go to bed at a decent time, and listen to your body when it tells you “hey, I am tired, take a break”.
  3. You feel emotional: Signs that you have pushed yourself too far are that you are irritable, panicked, cant sleep well, and have a different appetite. When your body is fatigued it affects your hormones and mood, which affect everyone around you.

When you start to feel burned out, mentally and physically, it is a sign that you need to take a breather. Take a break and have some “me time”, it will make you happier and healthier and will lead you to a more well-balanced life.

XOXO, Chels

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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

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