It is important for you not only to know what is stress and how it affects you but also to consider the things you can do to de-stress yourself. And it should not only end in considering — you and I will have to do those things that de-stress us. This is not only for our good but ultimately for the good of others: for our loved ones as well as our office mates and workmates. A de-stressed you and me will also be able to function better at work– think efficiency. And of course, the ultimate effect of a regularly de-stressed us is better health and even a longer life 🙂
One of the things that help me de-stress is to listen to music. Here is a playlist that I’ve just been listening to as I work and during times when I just de-stress. An added bonus is that the playlist also features scriptures from the Bible which I find quite encouraging 🙂 Check it out for yourself:
Keep trusting in the Lord and do what is right in His eyes. Fix your heart on the promises of God and you will be secure, feasting on His faithfulness. If you make God the utmost delight and pleasure of your life, He will provide for you what you desire the most! Give God the right to direct your life, and as you trust Him along the way you’ll find He pulled it off perfectly!
Psalm 37:3-5New Living Translation (NLT)
3 Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. 4 Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires.
5 Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you.
While I agree that we need to be able to embrace contentment with what we have, I think there also needs to be a balance. What I mean is we should not just settle for a day-to-day mundane, meaningless existence.
Yes, let there be contentment but let there also be purpose 🙂 Let us live each day with meaning, with hopes and dreams.
I think that as we find and embrace the meaning and purpose of our lives, going through the challenging seasons of our lives easier becomes a bit easier. We see a deeper purpose for any of our pains as well as our joys. And I think we are encouraged to live healthier in body, soul and spirit because we know we need whatever resources we have to fulfill our life’s purpose.
This is one song I’ve been listening lately which reminds me that we are made for more than ordinary lives – we are made not just to survive. I hope you get inspired as you listen to the song.