How do I help my mental health today?
Check out the tips below from The Light FM’s Show Hosts: Carol, Tricia and Brenda!
“Fight fear with a promise from God’s Word. Each day, choose a promise to hold onto. And when you feel like your mind is starting to spiral, repeat that verse until you feel God’s peace return to you! I did that last week-I was in a tight space and feeling at risk for having panic. I kept repeating: Cast all your cares on God-for He cares for you. I said it over and over again. And God gave me peace. If He did it for me, He will do it for you, too!” – Tricia
“Praying, meditating and deep breaths all day – when stress or negative thinking happens in the spur of the moment this is my go-to!” – Brenda
“Rest. There’s a reason that Jesus tells everyone who is weary to come to Him for rest. We need it!” – Carol
“Never leave your exercise to chance! I will never “find the time” to exercise! I have to schedule it into my day-the same way I have to schedule a doctor’s appointment or a meeting! I put it into my calendar and tell my family, so I am more likely to follow through.” – Tricia
“I took the pressure off myself to run a certain distance or a or certain type of workout but I make sure I move for 30 minutes each day. Walk, run, waddle, shuffle, dance. Everything counts!” – Carol
“Hiking helps me with rest. If I am busy and stressed I need down time, hiking helps refuel me.” – Brenda
Remember you are not alone.
“I love to volunteer at homeless shelters and food banks. It helps me to get my mind off of my own problems. I love to see smiles on peoples’ faces when they know they have food for their families!” – Brenda
“If you are in a season where you don’t have much time to see your friends in person, a great way to connect is to do an online Bible study together. For example, The You Version Bible App has online Bible studies that you can do with someone wherever they are. I am currently doing one with my roommate from college, who lives in Illinois. It is a great way to share life and grow spiritually together!” – Tricia
“We need community and accountability because nothing grows in isolation.” – Carol