How to Calm Yourself After the Storms of Life

An online friend of mine had her mail scattered all a long a county road. She and her husband had been expecting some large retirement checks. She had to put a hold on her mail, notify the bank, and the company who issued the checks. When she faced some of the complications,
the adversity threw her mind and heart into a turmoil. She asked for advice in our Facebook group.

“How do you calm yourself and recenter after a storm?”

This is a good question because we all have storms of life that come our way at times. She recorded a video and shared, “I hope I’m not whining because I don’t usually complain but this situation threw me.”

In the comments, I shared this advice.  She and others found it helpful. I thought I would share it with you for those occasions when you find yourself in a turmoil.

10 Ways to Calm Yourself

  1. Let yourself have your feelings and express them.
  2. Vent to people who care about you.
  3. Pray and ask God for wisdom and for help. Praise him that he will work all things together for good.
  4. Ask people to pray for you.
  5. Do something physical, like gardening or painting or a hobby to get your mind off the situation.
  6. Escape through a movie or social media or a funny video.
  7. Pour out your complaint to the Lord. Write about your thoughts and feelings and listen to what he is saying to you.
  8. Put scripture in your mind that is comforting and reassuring.
  9. Exercise. Exercise releases stress and positive hormones to make you feel better.
  10. Take a relaxing bath with essential oils or shower or if you can afford it, get a massage.

You can do several or all of these things. I guarantee if you do these things, you’ll be able to refocus your mind and find a place of calm after the storm.

“Her ways are pleasant ways and all her paths are peace.” Proverbs 3:17(NIV)

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