I don’t know about you guys but as of lately I have been so stressed. I’ve been constantly worrying about whether or not I’ll get into grad school and if I’ve turned in all the applications to apply. Does anyone else worry so much that they actually feel sick?! 🙋🏼 this girl does! So this week I knew I had to make some changes to how I was dealing with being stressed and I’ve decided to share! If I can make one person feel a little better than I’ve done my job!
- Made yourself a cup of coffee and sit down and have Jesus time. Now I know for me when I’m worried and trying to read the Bible its hard not to let my mind wander; so to block out the voice in my head I decided to watch a sermon. Best choice I’ve made in a long time! I’ll link to the one I watched, it is a little longer so I split it up and listened to half of it at a time. The Youtube sermon I found was called How to Keep From Stressing Out by Rick Warren (if that name sounds familiar to you it’s because he wrote The Purpose Driven Life). P.S. your going to want your notebook!
- Fresh Flowers! Yes I bought these for myself! Something about having those sitting in your room or kitchen just perks up your soul a little bit. (Tip: see if your grocery store has a sale section for flowers! These were only $1.99!)
- After finishing up Jesus time (and my coffee of course) I like to think of three things around the house that I can complete. For example: putting in laundry, doing the dishes and wiping down my bathroom with sanitizer wipes. Completing these little things may seem insignificant but they really do help to calm me down and feel like I’m not just running around in circles.
- Music! I’m a huge fan of music and usually after my Jesus time I’m ready to praise, so I’ll put on Christian music. The Pandora station for NEEDTOBREATHE has a great mix. (I encourage music for tip 3 😉 )
- Lastly, I workout! As Elle Woods says, “Exercise gives you endorphins, and endorphins make you happy!”
Phil 4:4-7 “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Peace of God? Sign me up!
xoxo, the blonde