65 - Maintaining Your Mental Health In Ministry
Robert and Holly give 13 practical self-care tips & discuss ways to help maintain your mental & emotional health while working in ministry (or any helping profession).
Tips we mention, along with accompanying links to things we mention:
Change your socks
Count your spoons
- episode 63 - Uncluttering Our Spaces, Our Schedules, & Our Lives (feat. Courtney Ellis)
- The spoons metaphor Robert mentions is found in Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson (Jenny credits the idea to Christine Miserandino)
Map your route
Spend time creating
- article: Stress-related hormone cortisol lowers significantly after just 45 minutes of art creation
- article: This Type of Date Night Activity Could Make You Feel Closer to Your Partner
Give things away
- Leading on Empty: Refilling Your Tank and Renewing Your Passion by Wayne Cordeiro
- Insight Timer (search for CXMH to join our group!)
Pay attention to your warning lights
- episode 21 - Emotions Aren't Evil (feat. Marc Alan Schelske)
- episode 62 - Social Anxiety, Shyness vs. Confidence, & How to Make Friends (feat. Dr. Ellen Hendriksen)
Let it matter
- Let It Matter by Johnnyswim
- episode 42 - Everyday Grief & Learning to Feel Feelings (feat. Aundi Kolber)
Be honest & bold
Learn about yourself
Sabbath, centering prayer, journaling, gratitude
Silence + solitude + stillness
- episode 56 - Centering Prayer, Solitude, Stillness, & Mindful Silence (feat. Phileena Heuertz)
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Intro/Outro music for this episode is ‘Fall Down’ by Rivers & Robots.