Singing in the shower every morning.
Well, not just singing. Praising God in the shower.
It basically came about because I have been waking up feeling awful pretty much every morning for a bit. (Side note: If you are under forty and/or have not entered the world known as perimenopause, get up every day and SAVOR how good you feel because you will not believe how your life will change on a dime when perimenopause kicks into full gear.) I really needed something to help me face the day with faith. I decided to just praise God in the shower.
Prayer in the shower doesn’t work for me. It is too easy to have prayer slip into thinking which then slips into planning which can then (sometimes) slip into worrying. Even praying out loud doesn’t work.
Singing praise hymns and songs out loud helps. And I make a point of singing out loud and only praise hymns and songs. No songs that ask for help or profess my weakness or whatever. Just pure, upbeat praise hymns and songs. Songs that profess my weakness or ask for help seem to slide into thinking about things which then slips into worrying about things. Simply singing about the power of God and His various character traits helps me stop thinking about myself and focus on what an awesome and powerful God I serve. It doesn’t make me feel completely better physically, but it does give me strength and perspective for the day. I really focus on the words while I am singing so it is a form of worship I can offer up to the Lord first thing each day.