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[I’m thrilled to share today’s post with you by Sacha Rose from Clothed With Dignity! She will be talking about her experience with anxiety and the scriptures she’s used to help her get through tough times. I will also be making a few additions to her post but I will put my comments in purple so you’ll know the difference :). Now let’s get started and see what she has to share!]
Mental health is a bit of a taboo subject in modern Churches.
There aren’t a lot of pastors that openly talk about Christians who have mental health issues such as anxiety disorder or depression, and what can be done in order to help them.
Oftentimes Christians will brush it under the rug and say that you are lacking faith, or need to pray to God more.
We know that Jesus died for our sins, for the sins of the whole world, and there is nothing that is impossible with Him.
There are so many testimonies throughout time of people breaking free of their mental health issues that Jesus has healed them from.
But this isn’t going to be the case for everyone. For many, including myself, there are ongoing struggles that we have to work through.
I suffer from anxiety and have done so for a very long time. Some days are harder than others, but what truly helps me get through each day is my faith in God alone.
Boredom and anxiety can go hand in hand (source).
The less you occupy your mind with positive activities the more time you have to fret over things that you can’t change.
So instead of sitting around being anxious about stuff you can’t do anything about, why not let your journal come to the rescue!
Your journal can be a great place for you to jot down your daily thoughts, goals, and dreams.
Once you start writing in your journal, it will be overflowing with ideas, plans, life details, interests, and random thoughts that you no longer have to tote around in your brain. You can create lists for practically anything!
So today’s post, I’m going to share with you 20+ creative list ideas that you can put in your journal whenever you’re feeling bored or anxious!
Some of these are fun lists to make and some are a little more serious…just pick and choose which ones work best for your life!
You might be dreaming of living in a house that is like a refuge from the outside craziness in the world.
But when you look around your home, it seems like the crazy has seeped in there too.
There’s clutter everywhere and you are overwhelmed and don’t even know where to start.
And if you’re depressed, the thought of going through all of those things causes you even more despair.
I truly do feel for you and hope that this post today will encourage you to get started decluttering, even if the thought panics you or makes you feel hopeless.
If you can follow the eight steps that I’ve laid out for you in this post, you can be on your way to having the haven spa-like house of your dreams!
A bad break-up.
A sick child.
Medical bills piling up with no idea of how you’re going to pay for it.
The truth is there are so many potential anxiety triggers that it can be hard to slow down long enough to identify what in the world is causing those knots to tighten in your stomach.
I know everyone experiences anxiety from time to time.
There are unexpected circumstances that come up in life that leave us feeling more worried, scared, or anxious than usual.
Experiencing anxiety every now and then is normal.
But I’m talking about the kind of anxiety that hovers over you to the point where you can’t enjoy activities that you used to love.
The kind of anxiety that debilitates you.
If that’s the kind of anxiety you have and you want to know what might be triggering your anxiety then please stick around.
Because identifying what triggers your anxiety can help you stop an anxiety attack from happening in the future.
So let’s dive right in so you can start to get the help you need.
Plus, I have free digital and printable anxiety triggers checklist that I want to give you free of charge which I will tell you more about later!
And the digital version has spaces for you to journal your feelings which will talk also talk more about later.Continue reading
With everything going on in the world, it is not surprising that you would be searching for ways to calm anxiety from the comfort of your own home.
That’s why I am going to share with you 13 different ways you can find relief from your anxious and intrusive thoughts without ever leaving your house.
These are coping techniques that have worked for me when I’ve dealt with anxiety.
Here is what we will cover is very simple:
Let’s get started!Continue reading
Should I try online therapy is the same question I asked myself over 10 years ago when I was suffering from depression and anxiety.
I knew I needed help escaping the dark prison that was my brain but the thought of talking to someone face to face was not an option for me at that time.
This may be the same situation you see yourself in at the moment and so I’m going to tell you upfront:
Yes, you should get online therapy and in today’s post, I’m going to tell you why and where you can get it.
This is what we’ll cover:
Have you ever lived with something so long that you begin to think it’s normal?
Then you get a clue and you’re like wait I’m not meant to live like this!
I had that realization this week about anxiety.
Although I’ve overcome depression completely and given anxiety more than a few punches, I still am not completely free and I’m guessing you’re not either.
I guess I thought hey as long as my anxiety isn’t paralyzing like it was before then it’s ok to have some anxiety.
But why though?
The goal should be to beat anxiety in the face and win the fight, not settle for being less anxious.
There’s a reason why Jesus said don’t worry over and over again.
He doesn’t want us to use precious brain cells and time worrying when we could be praying to the Father and getting real results.
So in today’s post, I’m going to talk about some anxiety-reducing activities and tips to start beating stress for good.
These are some of the ways that I’ve used to help me at least get a strong grip on anxiety.
But first I’m going to tell you HOW to use these tips because that’s equally as important.
It was of an English woman who would go to the grocery store just so she could talk to the cashier.
She said that If she didn’t do that she said she could literally go months without talking to another person. What’s even sadder is that she’s not alone.
Loneliness is at an epidemic level. In the UK, an estimated 9 million people are as lonely as this woman.
Does it sometimes feel like the world has gone stark raving mad and they are trying to drive you to crazy town with them?
Sometimes it’s people trying to pull you into their drama at work (“Girl, did you hear what Susie Q said to me?”)…
Or your husband saying stuff (“Why aren’t my pants ironed yet”)…
Or your kids tripping at school (“Mrs.So&So, This is the principal at Central High School. We need you to come down here right away”).
Or it’s the news or social media (News Headline: “The Worst Thing That Has Ever Happened In The Existence Of The World Has Happened Just This Morning“).
Of course, I’m being a little tongue in cheek but there does seem to always be something or someone that is trying to mess with our emotional and mental state.
So if you’re able to have these 23 signs of an emotionally healthy woman in the midst of all the dramas of life and constant state of outrage that the media seems to claim we are in you’ve got it going on.
If only I had a dollar for every time a news headline said something or someone “sparked outrage” I’d have at least $5,000 dollars by now.
Anxiety is something that so many people struggle with. And not just people in general but Christians in particular even though Jesus said about a million times don’t be anxious.
As much as He said this though it’s still a negative emotion that many of us can’t shake.
So I’ve put together this bible reading plan of Bible verses that talks about anxiety. I got this list from: https://www.biblestudytools.com/topical-verses/worry-and-anxiety-bible-verses/Continue reading