Being Me: Week 48

November 24, 2019

Interrupt anxiety with gratitude 

Being Me: Week 48

November theme: Interrupt anxiety with gratitude


Interrupt anxiety with gratitude is a saying I have been seeing quite often lately. It is a method to help calm anxiety, with small lessons to remind us that whatever the future holds for us, we have the means, family, support, and courage to make it through. 

We can allow our thoughts to be overrun with anxiety, or we can interrupt those thoughts with gratitude. A new method in combating the anxious mind.

I found more information on this blog and I've shared parts below.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  AND THE PEACE OF GOD, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

If you’re waking up with a heavy heart, chest pounding and worries that you can physically feel, stop, pray, tell God what you’re thankful for, take a few deep breaths and find peace in knowing that He’s got the whole world in His hands…and that means you, too.

Here are a few more articles on anxiety and gratitude you may find helpful


 Themes for each month to journal, create or contemplate on your journey

  • January - The best time for new beginnings is now
  1. Morning routine
  2. Mission statement
  3. Create your YES list
  4. Goals, baby steps, tiny promises
  5. Putting it in motion
  • February - Before anything else, find yourself, be yourself and love yourself
  1. Take care of your body
  2. Meditation and solitude
  3. Food choices and ideas for change
  4. What makes you happy
  • March - All you need is tea and warm socks
  1. Enjoy the simple things
  2. Letting go of thoughts and things
  3. Both hands
  4. Mindfulness (social media and smart phones)
  5. Setting intentions
  • April - Water your roots so your soul can blossom
  1. Water and other things we need to grow
  2. Time to blossom
  3. The 3 R's
  4. Forgiveness
  • May -  The difference between a flower and a weed is judgment
  1. Stop judging yourself and others (why we judge)
  2. The grass isn't always greener
  3. Love is the absence of judgement
  4. Stop judging yourself if you don't want to be judged
  • June - Believe you can and your halfway there
  1. Believe in yourself
  2. Believe in others
  3. What thoughts have distorted our beliefs
  4. Invest in yourself
  • July - Bold stripes, bright stars, brave hearts
  1. Integrity
  2. Taking risks
  3. Abundance
  4. Let your light shine
  • August - We are who we choose to be
  1. Who do you think you are
  • September - Sometimes we can learn and study & know, and sometimes we have to believe, trust and hope
  1. What do you know to be true of you
  2. Books that create thought
  3. What holds you back
  4. Trust yourself
  5. Hope means your ready to see the good in tomorrow
  • October - We can't become what we want by remaining what we are
  1. Do the work if you want change
  2. A mind stretched can never go back
  3. Healthier is not just what your eating, but what you think and say
  4. In the end we only regret the chance we did not take
  • November - Small seeds of gratitude will provide a harvest of hope
  1. Count your rainbows not your thunderstorms
  2. What consumes your mind controls your life
  3. Be grateful when things are going your way. Be graceful when they are not
  4. Interrupt anxiety with gratitude
  • December - Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of hope

 

 Mission Statement:  I will improve my overall health and wellness, use kindness and inspiration with a vision that creates  a community of giving and in doing so achieve my purpose in this life.   

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