This is the third part in the series to Organize your life to make sure you won't burn out
2. Be thankful
1 Thessalonians 5:15-18
The Message (MSG)
13-15 Get along among yourselves, each of you doing your part. Our counsel is that you warn the freeloaders to get a move on. Gently encourage the stragglers, and reach out for the exhausted, pulling them to their feet. Be patient with each person, attentive to individual needs. And be careful that when you get on each other’s nerves you don’t snap at each other. Look for the best in each other, and always do your best to bring it out.
16-18 Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.
Bible tells us to be thankful and to have a positive attitude towards to life over and over again.
It is not surprising that modern research have found out about the huge impact that thankfulness and positive attitude have in a person’s brain and body.
There are research results that indicate that the stress hormone cortisol levels lowered 23% percent in the brain when a person thought about what they were thankful for.
Positive thinking lowers down the stress concentrating your thoughts into something else than the things causing you the stress.
Positive thinking and thankfulness
Make a conscious decision to think about something positive that happened to you every day.
Make a list of three things that you are thankful for that day at the end of every day.
Positive view of life does not mean ignoring the difficult and painful issues.
Instead it means denying you wallowing on them or asking yourself “what if”.
That way it prevents the downward spiral of negative thoughts because that is what sucks all your strength for certain.
If your negative thoughts contain stigmatizing words like “never” or “always” or “a complete failure” write them down and go them through with another person.
That way you can be certain that they are not true but just your feelings.
This is the third part in series about Organizing your life to make sure you won't burn out
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