And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.
(Colossians 3:15 ESV)
Do you have ways to combat stress at home, at work, at school? I have several ways to combat stress; here are my top three:
1. I have one of my Bibles and some index cards in my desk at work. It depends on how my day goes (concerning stress), I use either one, or both. The index cards I use to write out Scripture passages and pin in my cube, right in front of me. Believe me, over the years I have written quite a few Scripture passages on index cards and they are now in my prayer book. The index cards I also use when I want to encourage co-workers; I write a Scripture passage for them to pin in their cube
2. I know I have shared this often here, but I LOVE music!!! My current favorite album is “Burning Lights” by Chris Tomlin. I would say that I listen to it at least twice a day during my 8-hour-workday. The other day as I was listening to the last song, I started bawling my eyes out (another stress relief – ha). Although the lyrics are simple, but that day, the beginning went straight to the heart: “I’m no hero of the faith, I’m not as strong as I once thought I was…” I know, simple words, but the truth.
3. A very HOT shower before going to bed. Tonight is one of those nights! Number 1 and 2 got me through the day, but now the pain in my neck is so bad, that only hot water can release the tightness in my muscles.
I am very thankful for all the above; they help me to stay focused and not lash out when under stress.
What are you thankful for this week? Please do share with us by leaving a link to your Thankful Thursday post below.
Thank you for stopping by today. Remember: there are many ways to stay focused and not lash out when stressed.
Love & peace,
Current Mood: Thankful & Forgiven †