Managing the Chaos

 

Managing stress can be a difficult task, especially if you have a lot of factors contributing it!  Finding ways to help alleviate the anxiety and overwhelming feeling of stress can be a great way of overcoming it.   Recently baking has been my stress outlet, I have been making a lot of different kinds of muffins.  It seems like they are a hit considering when I do bake them they vanish.  Baking cookies also has been a delight to try.  It’s fun to experiment in the kitchen, I just love making new creations.  It is also a good way to connect with your little ones as well.

There are so many ways to bring on stress and so many ways to counteract it also.  Sitting down and playing games, coloring pictures, and silly songs with your little ones can really help you zone into a more calming attitude.  Find a hobby, go out and see friends, take chances, and embrace life to the fullest.  No matter how much stress is on your plate your situation is only temporary.

August 12th 2016

Today I have achieved so much!  It makes me so happy that I was able to be more productive.  Due to all the stress my motivation has been terrible but now that it has been lifted off my shoulders I feel so much more alive.  Stress is aterrible villain that sneaks up on you and consumes you till you have nothing left. Managing stress has never been my strong suite to say the least but I feel like I am growing.  Through many prayers and patience God got me through the tough patches and in result made me stronger in my faith.  If we don’t go through the tough stuff we will never grow and learn.  Today I am spending some much time with my kiddos and enjoying the little moments.  That’s what life is all about. 

God You are My Rock

This year has been a challenging one, almost too complicated to understand.  To be honest as I have faced the trials that this year has brought me I have learned that without God there is no foundation.  God has been my rock and has kept me a float as I was going through all the crazy chaos.  Now that I look upon the events that have gone on I now have peace of the end result.  No matter what you are facing always remember God is there to guide and encourage you along the way.

Walking by Faith

Walking by faith has been super hard for me lately.  I want to fix the problems my self, I think with most that holds true for most.  As silly as it sounds I feel like the bumps and trials I have face this Summer and year have made me stronger.  I now understand the reasoning of walking by Faith.
There is beauty behind it, just as children depend on their parents and put their full trust in them we should do the same with God.  He is always there and has a plan for each and every person.  Waiting for the Lord can be a very difficult task for the simplistic mind of people.  We tend to jump the gun and try to manage everything ourselves.

I stressed over things I had no control over this summer which made me partially miserable. The stress could have easily been avoided if I would have trusted the Lord instead of trying to take matters in my own hands.  Trust the Lord, He knows what He is doing! 😊

Overdue 

These last few weeks have been a challenge for me and as a result my blogging got put on the back burner for a bit.  Life surely has its twists and turns, most you don’t even expect or see until you are faced with the dilemma.  

I have learned though with all the stress, pain, and endurance we feel there will always beat sense of self worth and achievement that follows.  I recently had to learn the hard way that stressing is not the answer to any problem, all it did was make me very sick.

As change enters my family again I try to remind myself that no matter how difficult or stressful a situation may seem there is always a way to make the transition more enjoyable. 

Ways to Cope with Stress…

  1. Take a Break: walk away from the problem or project.  Give yourself a break to re-evaluate your game plan.
  2. Eat and Drink lots of Water!  Make sure you are taking care of YOU!  That always helps when faced with a stressful dilemma.
  3. Take a Warm Bath or Shower 😌
  4. Take notes or jot down what your goals are!  This is a great way to see where your head is at.
  5. Prayer is a top priority when stress is involved, there is Ning too great for God!

I hope these coping mechanisms help you all that do deal with stress on a day to day basis.