God wants us to enjoy our everyday life
After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord. John 20:20 NIV
2020 has been a year for everyone and it has not finished yet, the disciples saw Lord Jesus in John 20:20 and guess what we are experiencing the power of knowing who our God the Father and Almighty is this year 2020!
Today’s nugget is the art of forming a habit to suit our lifestyle.
One of the most overlooked disciplines in our lives is the discipline of choice. I love choices, which you find in most of my writing.
Today choices are resting and stretching, two of the most overlooked and very vital in our everyday life.
It is really odd how these two choices are often overlooked and also very important areas of our lives that we overlook until a problem arises.
The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.Sydney Harris
Why is stretching important?
Before I get to why? “Stretching can be dangerous when performed incorrectly. “ Stretching is also automatic, look at a baby when you lift them up they stretch. Instinct that we do. It is not only for athletic but for everyone!
One of the things that I have personally learned and in the study of my nutrition is that stretching is good for the muscles.
Stretching keeps the muscles flexible, strong, and healthy, and we need that flexibility to maintain a range of motion in the joints. Without it, the muscles shorten and become tight. Then, when you call on the muscles for activity, they are weak and unable to extend all the way. That puts you at risk for joint pain, strains, and muscle damage. Most of us sit all day and if your mobility is less and you spend more time sitting or standing all day, it is always good to stretch the muscles that you are using all day and also the ones you are not using to be ready when you need it.
Stretching the muscles that are not used to always be ready when needed is like when God says meditate on His word daily, so when we need it at the right time it is readily available to use.
Actions: Set a time after work or in the morning to stretch, start with a minute and move up as you go. It also helps you burn a small amount of calorie if you need a reason to stretch, but every little helps. So many videos regarding stretching that you can find to suit your lifestyle and we don’t have any reason to not do it
Stretching the muscle is a fascinating subject, the whole human body is fascinating. The thing that I have learned is that it is usually the neighbouring muscle that is causing the problem. For example if your knee hurts, it is sometimes the calf or even the hip that is causing the knee problem not always the case but most times. Which is why it is good to stretch them out
I found it fascinated to know that the whole body is connected and when one part is hurting the other part is also hurting.
Next is resting:
Resting is my favourite and something I need to practice more of, because after a day of rest you feel so refreshed and energised. Resting is not just sleeping physically but also mentally.
When I’m trying to believe, I haven’t entered God’s rest. But when I do believe, I have complete rest in Him. Living by faith is not a struggle—it’s rest. And you can enter into God’s rest in every area of your life. – Joyce Meyers
One of the beauty of rest, I can be working and still be at rest in the mind. Rest is essential for us, sleep is very much needed as without it we become a zombie, very short tempered and ready to eat someone alive.
Change your lifestyle to suit you:
Trust in the Lord our God to give us rest that no one can understand
Stretch your muscle daily so they are always ready when needed. The same goes with mediating His word daily so when needed we are ready for it.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 NIV
Have a wonderful day. Hannah-Michaela "we cannot change what happens around us but we can change our responses."