I tend to be fairly systematic about my reboot starting with my spiritual growth, habits, and outlook, then examine my relationships, and then my physical (personal and spaces in the house) habits/changes. Once I have made a list about "where I am today," I begin to ask the Lord to show me where I need to reorganize my priorities or change areas in my life. Funny, He always answers this prayer! Some years the nudging of the Holy Spirit is harder to submit too but every time I do; He is faithful to come alongside me and give me strength to accomplish the goal.
Here are a few things that I am reading or revisiting this summer to assist in the reboot:
Spiritual: The book "Anything: the prayer that unlocked my God and my Soul" by Jennie Allen. In this book Jennie challenges me to really evaluate what I am willing to do to fully live for Jesus...to be sold out....to follow Him no matter what He asks me to do.
Marriage: The book "Love and Respect" by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs and the book "For Women Only" by Shaunti Feldhahn. These books remind me about our differences and what I can do as a wife to fully love My Man! I need these reminders.....continually, in order to do this in a Godly manner!
Side note about marriage: Elizabeth and I have started to work on our next project and the book will be "I Love My Man"! We can't wait to share the information God has given us about loving our men fully. We will keep you posted on the progress!
Parenting: The book "God's Heart for Your Home: Creating a Place of Everyday Ministry." This book is written by Elizabeth and me. I ALWAYS need reminders about how to parent in a way that draws my children to Jesus! I love the short chapters and I go back every time to the reflection questions. It takes repetition of these truths in order to consistently implement what we wrote!!
Organization (physical spaces): For this area, I take inventory about my spaces in my home - what needs cleaning out and organized. I make a "to-do" list and get going.
Physical (body): I try to find a 5K run or some race/cause to support and I ramp up the amount of exercise I get since I have more time.
What do you do to "reboot" when you are tired and run down? Are you doing any summer reading? If so, share your thoughts and ideas!
Blessings to you for a recharge in your walk with Jesus, relationships with your man and children and clearing of your mind and spaces!!