Nicky's Nuggets to Real Life Stress
It is my intention that these secrets will help you start to relieve your worries about “the how” and strengthen your faith.
Van Wilder said “Worry is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but doesn’t get you anywhere.”
Worry and it’s emotions feed stress. Not to mention leads to one being diagnosed or offered to be put on medication for “General Anxiety Disorder”. Here are a couple of questions for you to gain a little insight if worry is a problem and contributor to your stress.
So you may have found yourself answering a resounding yes to 1 or all 4 of the above. What next? Have some fun and take out a sheet of paper. Split the paper into 2 columns. On one side you’ll list Fear and on the other side you’ll title it “Faith. On the fear side you will list your worry as such, “What if I can’t buy my kids Christmas gifts?, on faith side-What if I win some prizes that could be gifts, what if I get more than enough savings on some gifts to get more than expected, what if not all activities require gifts right now and more money comes in? As you worry, you are to use the Fear/Faith activity and pay attention to how you feel when you come up with the faith based responses/possibilities. If you’re going to “What-If” make it count!
A simple solution to clearing your mind before starting the Faith side is to set a timer for 1 minute in a quiet space and just focus on your breath. At first, a minute will feel like eternity and you may not even get to make your brain quiet for 20 seconds(don’t panic). As with every muscle that you intend to strengthen, with practice and small and something steps you will get to over 20 minutes rather than 20 seconds.