U R NOT alone!

When I am in the middle of a “brain spell”…aka…dizzy, imbalanced, confused easily, nauseated, etc, etc, etc after exhausting etc, I try to do the following:

    • Regroup – I get in a quiet place. I get comfortable and warm, and regroup.
    • Rethink – What do I absolutely have to do today? Then I cancel or postpone anything that didn’t make the list. (If I’m honest with myself, my list just got SUPER short).
    • Rest – Just stop. I’ve freed up enough time now. I can just stop.
    • Remember – My Savior is with me always. He will never leave me nor forsake me.
    • Reach out – I try to do one thing for someone other than myself.  Depending on what I am capable of… it might be a quick encouragement through a text,  or a card in the mail, or a phone call… or it may simply be a prayer for that person.

When the symptoms are more severe I lie down in the darkest place possible (or wear an eye mask); I eliminate all sound (ear plugs) and rest.  If my thoughts are swirling I try to think of one person at a time… I picture him or her …I focus on her. I pray for whatever she may be needing, or whatever hurts she may have, and I am grateful that God has brought me to this quiet place where I can do something for him that wasn’t on my list …. I can pray for him … I am learning that is often the best thing  I can do.  I’ve found that this sincere focus on God and others takes my thoughts away from myself and my situation. I find peace and comfort there. I find rest. I sleep.

A Time for Everything

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven;  a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;

A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

A time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.”

– Ecclesiastes 3:1

I pray God’s peace for you, in this season.

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