It’s a simpler fix than you think…If you want to have less stress in your life.
I don’t know about you, but those self help lists online always get me. Clicked on one yesterday that said “10 tips to distress your life”…Okay…I’ll take the bait…see what their ideas are…So empty…
So-called expert suggested to decrease stress and increase mindful meditation (whatever that means) in your life you should…
1. Eat Chocolate
2. Go for a Walk
3. Take a 3 minute breathing space.
Okay, I never made it to next 7 steps. I was yelling at my computer screen. “Seriously?!” This guy might not have real stress in his life.
When you’re facing money problems, marriage problems, health problems…popping a piece of chocolate and a 3 minute breathing space sounds ridiculous.
It’s a temporary fix. I can’t imagine facing stress like a relationship or health challenge without the only permanent fix in life, my Jesus.
It might sound cheesy, you may be rolling your eyes at me right now. But, I dare you to try it. When life happens and it goes wrong you could try eating a piece of chocolate, or you could try talking to Jesus and asking for help.
I do this sometimes when I get really worried about my future: Imagine Jesus sitting at the edge of your bed, just talking to you, reminding you that that he has plans for your future, it’s good, and it’s filled with hope. That he is for you and not against you, that he is not counting up your sins anymore, but he loves you just the way you are.
I don’t know how to face stress in life without that relationship. Guess I did find something that’s better than chocolate.