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Bonnie Gray is the author of Sweet Like Jasmine, Whispers of Rest, wife, and mom to two boys. An inspirational speaker featured by Relevant Magazine and Christianity Today, she’s guided thousands to detox stress and experience God’s love through soul care, encouragement, and prayer. She loves refreshing your soul at...

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  1. Great tips and reminders. I’ll go get a glass of water now! But I’m so sorry you had to deal with COVID too. It’s awful! Hoping you are well on your way to full health again!

  2. Amen, Bonnie! Praying you are fully recovered from Covid. This post shows no signs of brain fog! Blessings!

  3. I had COVID at the end of last summer and I’m still struggling with brain fog. I’m going to try some of these tips to see if they help

    • I had it at the end of October and still battling brain fog and fatigue. It’s honestly been so discouraging and depressing for me. So thankful for this post end for your encouragement today Bonnie! I pray you continue to feel better!

  4. Thank you Bonnie. This is a beautiful reminder to take care of ourselves. Sometimes we forget it is ok to ask for help and that we need rest at times. This is a great article to remind us. Thank you sister. Amen.

  5. Good to know that water is God’s natural stress reducer! It makes sense to take advantage of what He provides. Thank you, Bonnie! I do pray your bout with Covid is a thing of the past and you’re back to your energetic self!

  6. I have lived with “brain fog” and extreme fatigue for years and years (no COIVD yet). Ironically, going off gluten and dairy and reducing sugar has REALLY helped. I now live a far more “normal” life. I still have to be careful and have learned to do all these wonderful tips that Bonnie has given us, but diet is so important too. Yes, take time for ourselves. I no longer feel guilty (as much) when I say no or take time to rest.

  7. Today was a really tough day. Isn’t God marvelous in all he does with great love and power. This article is just what I needed. To lean in close to the One that loves me best.

  8. Bonnie,

    Thank you for your wise post. Part of me wonders if sickness can be a way of God essentially making us slow down. I’m not saying that’s the case all of the time, but I’ve found that it can function as a “reset” and a way to simply slow down, stop, and take care of ourselves.

    I hope you’re feeling better by the time this post hit the Internet. COVID’s not any fun, even a light case of it.

  9. Thank you! I needed this. I asked Jesus and the Holy Spirit to pray for me. My husband died quite unexpectedly from Covid in February. I’ve been leaning on the Lord and looking forward to seeing how He “works all this together for my good” but it’s hard and I’m tired, not physically, but bone-tired inside. God is good all the time! I just need help.

    • Lifting you up in prayer, Joy, that God would give you a renewed sense of his love, peace and presence in your time of grief. Hugs from Georgia

  10. Oh Bonnie. So sorry you became ill. So thankful that you are recovering—praying that you give yourself grace.

  11. Bonnie,

    So sorry you had to deal with Covid. I worked as a clerical in ICU & med surge covid units. I saw the devastating effects it had on people.

    I love your soul care ideas. Women, especially, don’t take care of ourselves. We prioritize everyone else then maybe we do something for ourselves. I try to take some microbreaks at work. Leaving the ICU unit & just going for a short walk. It seems to help some, but now I’m going to add drinking 1-2 cans of Bubly-flavored carbonated water. Thanks for these great ideas.

    Blessings 🙂