Sometimes we need a snack before our next meal, or an afternoon nap to make it through the day. In a similar way, micropractices help to sustain our soul care in the midst of busy and full lives.
It’s good to take a day off or even to spend several hours intentionally caring for the needs of our soul.
But many days this seems like an unrealistic luxury.
While we understand the need to fight for what is good, there are some days, and even seasons of life, in which we’re simply spread too thin for what is ideal.
Maybe we’re lunching a new project, trying to keep up with young kids, or navigating endless family drama.
Whatever the case, we still know we need food and sleep in order to keep going. And whenever our ideal is not realistic, we supplement with snacks and naps.
We need the same for our soul care.
A micropractice is a brief moment during the day to pause and feed the soul or allow it to rest.
- We might take just five minutes to walk outside to get some fresh air and sunlight.
- Or, we might take 3 minutes to do nothing but listen to our favorite song.
- We might even slow down enough to actually feel and enjoy our shower, or savor our cup of coffee.
Micropractices do not require a lot of extra time and occasionally can be incorporated into what we’re already doing.
In short, they’re a quickie for the soul.
At the same time, they’re not intended to replace our regular practices of soul care. They’re only intended to carry us over until we can engage in the fuller meals and periods of rest our soul needs.
Let micropractices maintain the vitality of your soul through the many demands of life.