John 14:27 says “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
Life gets the best of all of us. Whether that be school, work or just daily life. We get stressed and get anxiety about the smallest things and that’s okay. It’s something we can not stop from happening, but we sure can try to make it happen less. The definition when I typed ‘stress’ in the google search bar was: Exerted pressure on a subject or material. It’s a mental factor, something our minds create when we think of such things. It could be that physics test you know you didn’t study for, all the way to that perfect outfit for the first date. It is called life.
First things first… STOP AND REMEMBER TO RELAX. Take a deep breath and understand that it is not the end of the world and that God has a plan for you.
Luke 21:19 says “Stand firm and you will win life.”
Things happen and they are definitely NOT gonna go the way you want them to each time. It just will never happen, I have no way to tell you except blunt like that. Life goes on, and I will tell you, I am a stressor. I stress about everything I do, even my whole preplanned gym workouts that I’ve had planned for weeks. I stress. I began to try to find ways to stop stressing when I realized what it was doing to not only the people around me but to my inner self. I had breakouts and mood swings, I could never get enough sleep and I was constantly feeling like I was having bad days. Over and over I tried, but I never could succeed until I started using these simple things.
I’ll say them short and sweet because who am I kidding, not every blog post I write is gonna be 500+ words long.
- If your life is a mess, your head is a mess.
Organization might not seem important, but boy it is. You don’t have to be the best organizer but if you would set yourself a goal and organize your life the way you can it will help you for the better. Stop stressing about missing an exam or the deadline at work and just right it down. Get a planner or a notebook and keep track of your life.
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2. Are you just over thinking?
Over thinking is a killer, I do it all the time. I know this sounds weird but really stop and think about what you are over thinking. Is it that important to get the stress knots in your back and lose those hours of sleep each night over the shirt you didn’t get at the store, or the 60 you made on the test? It’s not, life goes on with or without you so don’t waste your time.
3. Find your hobby
I go to the gym everyday. It is my way of getting rid of stress. I push myself and just lift or run and clear my mind. You don’t have to go to the gym or run to relieve stress, some people cook, read, sleep, write or even just listen to music. Find something that you enjoy doing and go do it.
There are so many ways you can relieve your stress than just the 3 I have listed. Go for a bike ride, rant to a friend over dinner, call your mom… save the drama for your mama…. that saying was made for a reason. (; Don’t waste your life stressing over things. Think about it, do something about it and move on. Those breakouts and sleepless nights aren’t worth it.
If you want more ways of relieving stress feel free to comment below or shoot me a message in the contact link above.