Anxiety has a way of blocking out anything that is good or rational. It causes us to fixate on every bad scenario and any what-if that may come our way. It can become a cloud that blocks out the sun, causing us to only see the hard right in front of us instead of the good all around us.
No one likes an imposter. Someone who says one thing and does another. We value authenticity. Being able to believe that the way a person acts and speaks is who they really are, not just a show. We appreciate being able to trust others in this way.
This free resource has been created for you - to help you pinpoint areas in your life that you tend to let stay in maintenance mode and to help you move past mindless living to intentional practices.
How do you define failure? How do you define success? It’s one thing to read the definition in a dictionary, it’s another to describe it in regard to your own life.
We hear about bucket lists, being the "yes" parent, and how we only have so many summers left with our kids. All of that may lead you to feel the pressure to make the most of the summer ahead - and with that pressure comes anxiety.
We can hold on to the belief that if we just work a little harder, pray a little more, have a little more faith, push ourselves that extra step, then everything will start falling into place. But eventually, it will burn us out. What then?
How we handle our thoughts is important to how we handle our anxiety. But equally so is our ability to communicate between our mind and our body. Our mind may believe that we are safe, but our body may not have received the message. Such was the instance for me in the kitchen that evening. I knew I was safe and there was nothing to worry about, but my body hadn't gotten the memo.
How often do we forge ahead with something, convinced we are doing the right thing? We can see all the pieces at play and tell ourselves that we are choosing the right path. We say a quick prayer, thinking there is now a blessing attached to our plan.
Today on the blog I am sharing my friend with you! Megan and I have met through the writing community and we have quickly connected over our similarities when it comes to our awkward personalities, our love for sharing God's Word and how He is shaping us, and our mutual struggle with anxiety and mental health. I hope you are encouraged by her words today!
If the fig tree didn’t have it’s winter rest, safe in the dark room, it wouldn’t have the energy to produce those delicious figs come August. If you are in this season of waiting right now, how can you use it to build up your resources and to take an intentional rest?