God desires that we as true believers, live a life free from worry, stress, and anxiety. Moreover according to His word he challenges all that are heavy laden to come and learn of Him, for His yoke is easy and His burden is light. Now, when we look at the term yoke it denotes that part that rests on the shoulders and holds us together holistically (spiritually, emotionally, and physically). Matthew 11:28-30 amp

  1. Pray
  2. Go to bed on time.
  3. Get up on time so you can start the day un-rushed.
  4. Say “No” to projects that won’t fit into your time schedule, or that
    will compromise your mental health.
  5. Delegate certain tasks to capable others.
  6. Simplify and un-clutter your life.
  7. Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two can be too
    much!)
  8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.
  9. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over
    time; don’t constrain yourself to unreasonable deadlines
  10. Take one day at a time.
  11. Separate worries from concerns. If a situation is a concern, find
    out what God would have you do and let go of the anxiety. If you can’t
    do anything about a situation, forget it (that’s useless worrying).
  12. Live within your budget.
  13. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key
    only where you or your love ones know.
  14. Know when to speak, and know when to keep silent.
  15. Do something for the Kid in You regularly.
  16. Have your bible with you to read while waiting during certain appointments.
  17. Get proper rest.
  18. Eat healthy.
  19. Get organized so everything has its place.
  20. Listen to motivational messages while driving that can help improve your quality of life.
  21. Write down your inspiring thoughts.
  22. Every day, find time to be alone.
  23. Having problems? Talk to God on the spot. Try to nip small problems
    in the bud. Any thought that lingers more than 35 seconds should be deleted.
  24. Make real friends with Godly people.
  25. Keep your favorite scriptures on hand.
  26. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often
    a good “Thank you Jesus.”
  27. Laugh every chance you get.
  28. Laugh some more!
  29. Take your work seriously, but not to heart.
  30. Develop a forgiving attitude…
  31. Be kind to unkind people (there are cases when kindness will kill hostility & resentment).
  32. Be optimistic and operate in confidence w/o supersizing your ego.
  33. Talk less; listen more.
  34. Slow down.
  35. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the
    universe. (But an ambassador of the Kingdom of God)
  36. Every night before bed, think of one thing to be grateful for!

 

God Bless – A Note From The Counselor’s Corner,
Dalton Kornegay, PhD

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