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Quarantine can be a stressful time because of its uncertainty and its prolonged nature.  Today I want to speak specifically to relationships and what is happening to relationships during Covid-19. Added stress in any relationship could be detrimental, so here at Good Girl Issues I would like to offer tips and tricks to uplift and strengthen your relationship and spirit. The following points are here to help you as it has helped my husband and I who have been married for 9 years and together for 13 years. Believe it or not, in this pandemic you have the opportunity to really dig in and grow your relationship like never before. Here are the first three tips… Enjoy:

  1. Tell your partner what you need, do not make them guess
  2. Take note of your partner’s nonverbal cues
  3. Be a good listener

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Growth and Accountability

During this time, it is very easy to get into a slump. One way I am staying active and positive is connecting with a friend or family member and making them an accountability partner. The activity can be reading a book with my siblings or committing to get out of bed and do some form of exercise with my best friend, I have found that making accountability partners gives an air of purpose to my day during this quarantine.

Today I want to encourage you to not only reach out and check on your loved ones but make a commitment with someone. Set a goal and check in with one another until the task is complete! You will not only add value to your time at home, but you are now introducing another way to bond with the people you love the most.

Selah

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The Right Heart Attitude Prayer

“Heavenly Father, I come to You and ask You in Jesus’ Name to set me free from any wrong thoughts, feelings of fear, doubt, and unbelief.

Lord Jesus I ask You to free me from any thoughts that I have that is contrary to You and is hindering me now from coming to You.

I ask You, Father God, to deliver me and help me now to be free from all hindrances I have in becoming Your born-again Kingdom child, in Jesus Christ’s Holy Name. I resist the devil and all his evil spirits must flee and leave my presence.

Lord God, remove any lies and hindrances and help me so I can say the above prayer of salvation in earnest from my heart! Lord Jesus I ask You to help me now. I choose to believe in You, I choose to trust in You now, to speak and pray to You the prayer of salvation, which is enough to help me, and cause me to become Your Kingdom Child!

What is Self-Care?

While the whole world stands still, one thing that is being suggested is self-care! But who knows what that means? How do you take care of yourself when times seem to be so unsure and stressful?

Self-care is when you take time to do something for you, even if it only lasts a few minutes. Self- Care is acknowledging that you too matter. Self-care is a moment in the day when you close the door to stress, tasks, and to-do’s and focus on the healing and uplifting of your mind, heart and spirit. It doesn’t have to complicated, just intentional.

 I want to shout out a helpful site called wholefully.com who gave a condensed list of some “stay at home” self-care ideas.

Things to do for self care:

  • Give myself a pedicure or a manicure.
  • Read a book or magazine for an hour.
  • Sit on the front porch. …
  • Take a bubble bath—complete with candles and calming music.
  • Pick or buy a bouquet of fresh flowers.
  • Take a leisurely walk without a goal.

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Laundry Anyone?

Did you know that spring cleaning can improve your life? Parsleyhealth.com introduced me to seven incredible reasons to Spring Clean… Check them out and let me know which tip helps you this season. Selah.

Seven Surprising Health Benefits of Spring Cleaning

  • Cleaning supports a strong immune system. …
  • Cleaning reduces stress. …
  • Cleaning can improve heart health. …
  • A clean bedroom will help you get a good night’s sleep. …
  • A clean space helps increase your productivity. …
  • Cleaning can improve your mood and make you feel accomplished. …
  • Cleaning encourages a healthier lifestyle.

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Daily Confession of Faith

In Christ I am anointed and a powerful person of God.
I am a joint-heir with Jesus and more than a conqueror.
I am a doer of the Word of God and a channel for His blessings.
If God be for me, who can be against me?
I am blessed coming in and I am blessed
Going out. My enemies are fleeing before me. God has commanded
His blessing on my storehouses. He has opened His
Good treasures and I shall lend and not borrow.
I am the head and not the tail.
He has given me power to make wealth.
I dwell in the secret place I have
His protection and provision. God is my refuge, my fortress
I am not afraid of the snare of the fowler. No
Evil shall befall me and no plague shall come nigh
My dwelling. God has given his angels
Charge over me and they are bearing me up in their hands lest
I dash my foot against a stone, as declared in Psalms 91.
I Peter 2:9 establishes I am a chosen generation,
A royal priesthood, a holy nation.
I am a peculiar person called out of darkness
Into His marvelous light.
I Peter 2:24 states, I have been healed by the stripes of Jesus.
Cancer, sugar diabetes, heart disease, sickness,
Afflictions, infections, or any other disease cannot enter my body.
I am without spot or blemish,
An intercessor, the righteousness of God, saved, and washed in the
Blood of Jesus.
“No weapon formed against me shall prosper, and every tongue
Which rises against me in judgment You shall condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their
Righteousness is from Me,” Says the LORD.
I am saved from wrath by Him and justified
by the Blood of the Lamb.
Lord I pray that those may prosper that love Jerusalem and that peace will
be within them and prosperity in their houses according to Psalms 122:6-9.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah!

It may be hard… but it’s not impossible!

I was speaking to my mentor this week and she really gave me a burst of inspiration. She told me that we all have the ability to be great, we have to simply stop making excuses. There are a million reasons why we haven’t kept our commitments (even to ourselves), whether it’s a workout plan, passion project, or even setting time aside every day to pray. There will always be a reasonable excuse to let you out of the very thing that you want to do for you.

I want to encourage you to throw away at least one excuse… today. Choose one task that has sat on the shelf and make the decision to hold on to it today. Take ahold of it today and make the time to start it. Don’t try to figure out how its going to be completed, just make the decision to start!

Let me know if this helps! Selah

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Parents and guardians; with schools, restaurants, and stores closed we are wearing every hat possible. We are now the 24/7 chef, teacher, bibleschool instructor and more. Getting through this time does not have to be stressfull, there are resources here to help. For tips and tricks for every topic from inspiration to simple family recipes….check us out on Pinterest!

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I’m still a CEO

This one is for my fellow CEO’s… I know that we are increasingly  concerned with the drastic changes in business, so I am here offing a tip for making this time at home a productive one. Closing doors also means closing pockets for the majority of us entrepreneurs around the world. I would like to offer tips to disrupt the stress and inspire you to see a benefit in this unpredictable time.

While everything is closed… this is an EXCELENT time for:

Development

  • While operating a business; as the owner there is not always time to keep up with the latest changes and  information concerning your field whether it be equipment, knowledge of the industry, or creative ways you can expand your business. Now is the perfect time to roll up your sleeves and do some research. Studying your industry during this down time will allow you to blossom from this crisis as a more knowledgeable and effective member in your business.

Work on your Social Media Presence

  • We all have things that we can improve on. This is the perfect time to watch a few free YouTube videos that teach you how to convey a clear message on social media and then implement them. Social media has everything to do with being intentional and dedicating time in order to be effective. It’s a good thing that time is one the one thing we have in abundance during this crisis.

Selah…Please let me know if these tips help you.

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Losing Track of Time

Does anyone else feel as if they are on the movie Groundhog Day? I am literally confusing time and forgetting the difference between one day and the next. So, this conundrum had me thinking… how can I make every day one of passion and fulfillment. How can I separate time and feel like a productive member of society even though I cannot literally be in society right now? Here is what I came up with … let me know if this helps you too.

  • Make my bed: making my bed helps me feel accomplished. It tells my mind and surroundings that the time for rest is over.
  • Doing a home workout: I have picked a few days out of the week to do a workout from YouTube. This will not only refresh your body and mind, but it will give you something to look forward to.
  • Hobby: I know there has to be something you said you would do if you had more time. Well guess what ladies and gentlemen… you now have the time! So break out the yarn, color paper, scrapbook or something that is fun and enjoy yourself.

Let me know if these tips help break the week up into enjoyable moments. Selah!

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