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…. when the best two months of my married life is when we haven’t been working? Do you see a correlation? :P

What a blessing it has been to have this time has been to unwind, think about life, realize that God’s plan for us is real and unwavering, and reflect on how we can glorify Him through the work of our hands and minds.

I have read it in several books, but now I am sure – unwinding from your previous lifestyle takes MONTHS! This process cannot be rushed. Years of bad-habit-building cannot be undone overnight. Stressing is something we have trained ourselves to do, and we are steadily untraining ourselves.

Overcoming challenging circumstances — eustress — is a strength-building exercise for the mind. Collapsing underneath frustrating situations — distress — is unhealthy and downright counter-productive.
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