Ways to practice spiritual self-care.
Dr. Emma Seppala, Ph.D., reported on Psychology Today that people who practice spiritual self care are more likely to be “very happy,” have a longer life, have lower risks of depression and suicide, are more resilient, are more faithful in relationships, have happier children, and are more satisfied with their family life.
If we continually practice self-care every day, every week, every month, every year, then we are more likely to see the “well-watered garden” with the spring that doesn’t dry up that Isaiah was talking about.
Our bodies often tell us when we have reached this place of “scorchness,” but if we are listening to the Holy Spirit, he will guide us and let us know that it’s time we practice self-care before our bodies experience the results of stress and they physical ailments that stress brings.
The quote above is from Part 13 of a blog series by Julia Bruce on Self-Care for people in ministry. Read the blogs here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13. Have you seen Julie’s new book: God, …