A Day Lived is Not Coming Back

Practicing relaxation techniques can help calm our days when they get too stressful. It's easy to miss out on enjoying a day in our life if our minds are filled with worrisome thoughts and our bodies are tense with stress. A day lived is not coming back and we should not lose it in this way.

For starters, eliminate some things. Avoid running around frantically trying to do too many things. Slow down and move with an easy manner. If you cannot avoid problems and busy days, get in the habit of pausing to breathe slowly and deeply. Try to continue with easy breathing as you continue on with your tasks.When tightening up, say at your desk, relax all your muscles.

Let them go limp and loose like a soft towel. Don't try, just let it all go. Consciously let the muscles relax every time you feel them tighten, which might be all day long to start with. It is almost impossible to feel stressed if your muscles are relaxed. If you can get a short break create a detailed peaceful retreat in your imagination and go there to calm your feelings. Picture it in vivid detail. Perhaps a comfortable room with soft music, a quiet place in the woods, a placid lake, a beautiful garden with flowers, trees, birds.

Perhaps such a place already exists. While you are there, let go of everything except where you are.Create a personal selection of calming words like serene, tranquil, peaceful and repeat them to yourself as you move through your day.After work perhaps you can have a relaxing pastime such as walking or listening to music. There is however, a true music of nature, the song of the birds, the whisper of leaves, the ripple of waters upon a sandy shore, the wail of wind or sea.

Fear to Faith

Your enemy of fear prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist fear, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. When I stood, God stood with me. When I grounded myself in God's Word, I became immovable and determined through God. Over the years, I have continued to become established, securely grounded, and strengthened. I have determined to stay His course, to become all He created and designed me to be.

Nothing in all my reading of psychology helped me overcome fear. My readings had not given me anything I could use to test what was truly rational versus what was irrational what truth versus what was a lie was. Since my early beliefs were grounded and rooted in religious doctrines, I turned to the Al Quran for answers. I made a decision to hold every belief to be false or corrupted until I could validate it in God's Word.

I humbled myself and decided that in order to overcome fear, I needed God's help. Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. I made the decision that I would cast all my anxieties, all my worries, all my concerns, once and for all on Him and trust Him to teach me what I needed to know to change fear into faith. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. I began to overcome fear when I took a stand against the fear, declaring my fear to be the liar while choosing to believe God, accepting everything He said as truth, be self-controlled and alert.

I encourage you to seek God's truth, challenge every fear based thought to find out what is really true and what is a lie. I encourage you to make the Al Quran your standard of truth and trust God to help you separate truth from lies. Everything you need to overcome fear is available to you through God and can be found by those who seek Him, who learns to put on His character as their own, and who abides in His Word.