Mia found herself stressing about stress (smh - don’t be like Mia!). She was sick and tired, of being sick and tired, of being sick and tired. But thank God for peace because the devil is a liar.
Listen, stress is not something to be ashamed of because it happens to every single one of us. Your response to your stress is ultimately what matters. It is to be managed not ignored. Peace in the midst of a storm is very possible.
Stress check: Am I OK or am I losing it?
When I am feeling overwhelmingly stressed, the best and healthiest thing for me to do is to be completely honest with myself and evaluate my stress. My process includes praying, calming down by being still, learning the root of my stress, strategizing solutions and coping mechanisms, and then executing my strategies. The fun part about stress is that it’s educational. Personally, as I continue to learn how to navigate my stress, I am maturing.
3 ways I counteract stress:
Reading and writing
Up-keeping my self care (this includes rest)
The pressures of this world have a way of weighing us down. But true power and emotional maturity comes from our response. If we choose to be oblivious or careless with our stress, we are choosing not to deal with it. If that is our response, we are prolonging our healing process. When we are not healing emotionally, it begins to show physically. The devil is a liar.
Queen of the Wilderness