Dr. magda czegledi
Listen to the Full Cup Podcast with Dr. Magda here - Season 1 - Ep. 1
While we can’t control many things going on during this outbreak, we can, and need to be intentional about caring for our spirit, soul and body!
Nourish your spirit: be reading the Word, meditating on it, and praying. Consider fellowshipping with other believers in some online form - or just be old-fashioned and phone someone!
It’s critical to think about what we think about, since what we focus on, we amplify!
Rather than watching yet another Youtube video on the pandemic, use the time to write down three things you’re thankful for or meditate on how the Lord has been faithful in your life in the past. Of course, this will take more effort, and may even be difficult – which is why scripture talks about the sacrifice of thanksgiving (Psalm 116:17)
A couple of years ago I found the book "Choosing Gratitude" by Nancy Leigh DeMoss – what an awesome resource! You can find some videos by the author at: https://www.reviveourhearts.com/deeply-rooted/
Don’t fixate on the negative. Limit your time following the news on Social media and TV. Restrict checking for news on the pandemic to once a day.
Find things to laugh about, since scripture tells us “A merry heart does good, like medicine” (Proverbs 17:22). Research funny animal videos on YouTube, enjoy Christian comedians, find some humor in the day-to-day.
Being at home does not have to be boring! Consider changing your perspective to, “Now I can do what I’ve wished I had time for.”
Lastly, don’t forget to care for your body. Exposure to the virus is not the only element – your immune system’s capability of overcoming it is key.
To boost your immunity:
SPECIAL NOTE: What to do with kids at home
First and foremost, kids do best with routines and schedules. Without the regularity of school, parents will need to create that structure.
Make calendars and daily schedules - and have kids participate in making these so they are invested in the process. Besides having some regular time for learning, get them involved with preparing meals, making a video to send to family or friends, or creating a themed evening (like an indoor campfire evening with skits or singing).
The following are suggestions found on Pinterest of various schedule and routine charts
Printable Daily Schedules on Pinterest
To learn more about Dr. Magda's work please visit https://calvarychapel.ca/ministries/vibrant-life/
Dr. Magda Czegledi has seen depression from every angle: as a clinician during eight years in family practice, as a family member, and as a patient who had chronic, treatment-resistant depression for many years. This combination of experience has given her a passion for helping people overcome depression, as well as a unique perspective for what’s needed for recovery. Magda loves to raise awareness about depression and teach about the importance of lifestyle strategies for long term stability. Her story of recovery since implementing these tools is one that inspires and provides hope.