Matthew 11:28, God says, Come to me, all you who are tired and stressed, I will give you rest.
Below is steps you can do to find peace in the midst of a personal storm.
1- Read a daily devotional and have quiet time in the morning before going to work or before the kids get up. It helps you to place positive and peaceful thoughts in the mind. This allows you to attract other pleasant events throughout the day. Even when hateful things happen, you don't 'go off' as fast.
A. When your mind is at peace....sensible answers come to solve your problems.
2- Pray about your circumstances, then stop worrying, wandering and doubting. Have faith that things will workout, maybe not how you planned, but just how it was meant to be.
A. God plan is always better than yours.......
Pray, In my current circumstances, GOD show me, what is the wise thing for me to do?
and Give me the strength to do it!
3- If you have problems paying your bills, be proactive about talking to creditors. Call them and
and talk to them before they start calling and chasing you. Dishonesty leads to trouble. They will work with you at an affordable repayment plan. They want money, something is better than nothing.
4- You must visualize where you want to be, stop focusing on current circumstances and blame! It will keep you stuck. Because you continue to ask 'why', and 'how come'?
A. Write down what you want to buy when you have money and who you want to give 'gifts' to and then write down how it would make you feel and how they would feel. Then pray over the list, release it from your mind, do something else and watch over time as it begins to show up in your life at your level, as if it was magic.
5- Don't be ashamed to ask for help! Most people have not because they ask not!
A. You google for information not wisdom. For wisdom ask GOD to direct you to who to ask for help.
'Godly directions not intentions get you to your desired destination, perfectly'.
6- Before you go to bed take 5 minutes and write down what happen during the day that made you laugh, something new you may have learned that day or what happened that you were grateful about.
A. You will be amazed at how helpful people become around you. Life opens up when U do.
7- Before you go to sleep, ask GOD to help forgive you and your enemies, those that have done hateful things to you during the day (even, if you don't mean it). It helps you to calm down before you face them 'fools' again. Also, when done at night it will help you to sleep and not wake up tired, due to fighting in your mind while trying to sleep.
A. Forgiveness is a decision, not a feeling.
8- Stop talking to negative people, stop repeating negative events in your head or gossiping after 8 pm. You will be amazed how well your sleep improves and your outlook changes. Listen to positive thinking music, people, watch a good tv show or movie. This will keep you out of a lot of unnecessary 'drama' situations in your life.
9- Eating the right amount of fruit and vegetables or drinking a cup of 100% vegetable juice twice a day keeps you calm in the storm during the day and improves sleep at night.
10- Exercise whether walking, running or jumping......if done for 30 minutes a day for 5 days a week, help you to think better thoughts, more energy to do fun things, helps 'sex hormones' to work better, lowers your rate to be quickly irritated by sounds and people.
Ways to Manage Stress
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