Updated: May 17, 2022
FEELINGS AND WHAT TO DO WITH THEM
When we talk about remapping the lives of at-risk women on our website, in our Unique Value Proposition, the women’s feelings are one aspect and the following are some examples of solutions for women to deal with their feelings. By the way, anyone may utilize these solutions.
1. Understand feelings are feelings and to not fight or ignore them.
2. The feelings will eventually leave as you meditate on what God says about you and to you (Get in the Word of God).
3. Remember that Jesus dealt with the same feelings that you have and are dealing with. “Jesus wept” (John 11:35).
4. Use some various mechanics (try using a different one each week) and see what works for you as you are meditating on God’s Word:
Count to ten before you speak.
Breathe in and out slowly and extend your tummy out like a baby when you breathe in. (Breathe from your stomach vs. your chest)
Pet your favorite animal.
Go for a walk
Hit a punching bag
Call a friend (Don’t dump all over them with negative talk, speak positive words, but be honest).
Write down on a 3 X 5 card what God says about you and look at it throughout the day.
Dance like no one is watching.
Sing praise music to God.
Journal a letter to God and then one from what God is saying to you in His Word.
Write a nice note to someone and mail, email, or text it. (I love going to the mail box and physically opening the lid and putting the letter in the blue box - sending snail mail)
Color in one of those “adult coloring books”.
Play with your baby, kids, or grand kids.
Do something nice for your neighbor anonymously.
Avoid comparing yourself to others.
Be gentle with yourself.
Progress not perfection.
Get yourself an accountability partner/mentor.
If you feel angry, take that energy and clean your house or do something that you previously put off.
Low impact aerobics (check out You Tube videos).
Go to the gym.
You may think of some other things yourself. Go for it!!!!
Don’t minimize your feelings. . . “Submit yourself to God, resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7).