Holistic Health

Shower Games

Is this title a bit kinky sounding, or is it just me?

My shower games are not kinky at all, though my husband probably would like them to be. Sometimes, when you have ADHD, you have to trick yourself into doing things the “right” way. In my case, it’s taking a shower without anything to stimulate me (this still seems to be heading kinky). One of the key characteristics of ADHD is stimulation-seeking. My brain is constantly looking for ways to engage.

When I was younger, I read a lot. A whole lot. So much so that I also read in the shower. And while driving. Thanks to smartphones, I don’t do stuff like that anymore. I just take my phone instead of a book. Surely that’s less crazy, right?

Anywho, tonight, I did something different. I reminded myself that showering doesn’t take that long* and it’s better when you use two hands. I challenged myself to pray for as many people as I could while in the shower. At first, my mind kept wandering. I was mentally blogging. But eventually, I was able to focus on praying for my church family, bio family, and my framily (friends who are just like family).

A few years ago, my shower time was my prayer time. It was a good period. Hopefully, I’ll get back to it. I don’t pray anywhere near as much as I’d like to. Prayer is powerful and I know it changes things. Now that I’ve put it online, maybe I’ll be able to keep up with it. Will you guys help keep me accountable?

*Full disclaimer: This change in routine may have been spurred by the fact that I’d been playing Best Fiends so much that my phone was dying. And I wanted to get back to playing.

James 5:13-18

13 Is anyone among you suffering? He should pray. Is anyone cheerful? He should sing praises. 14 Is anyone among you sick? He should call for the elders of the church, and they should pray over him after anointing him with olive oil in the name of the Lord. 15 The prayer of faith will save the sick person, and the Lord will restore him to health; if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. 16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The urgent request of a righteous person is very powerful in its effect.17 Elijah was a man with a nature like ours; yet he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the land. 18 Then he prayed again, and the sky gave rain and the land produced its fruit.

From <https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=James+5&version=HCSB>

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