I have been going over my personal prayer list more often recently. Going over it consistently has always relieved stress for me. I commit all of my stresses to the Lord Jesus by turning them into a written prayer. I go over those prayers daily and update as God starts showing me the answers. Seeing God answer my older requests gives me confidence that He cares and will continue to help me. “Casting all your cares upon him, for he careth for you.” 12 months ago
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I still need to stress less. I am no longer on my herbal medication until it is legal for me to use in this state. My herbal medication helps me to chill as well as relieve my chronic back pain. I stress over the smallest things. PTSD is alive and strong in my life. I can also see that PTSD does subside over time, but it is jumps to fully attention at small disturbances. Reading the Bible, fellowshipping with other believers, praying, eating right all relieve my stress, but in-between doing these things my stress builds, and negative thoughts invade. Aroma therapy, music & sound therapy all help, but the underlying stress always seems to be there. Will it end? I don’t know. I am glad to get some relief. Last week I actually had 3 good days in a row. I was so disappointed when I woke up the next day in a severe depression and had to push myself to get up and function. I am grateful that I was able to get some important things done on that very depressive day.
For those who do not know:
PTSD = Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome
My most recent incident was being injured with a severe whiplash, from a car accident 3 months ago. 12 months ago
Since I’ve been on break I have not had too much stress, but school starts next week and I tend to procrastinate, and that of course brings on major stress. I plan to stay organized and do my assignments early to prevent this, and two days a week I’m in school all day so I hope to get a lot done during my 4 hour break. I really need to find time for exercise and listening to music because that helps me to clear my head and manage stress. I need to remember to study in chunks and give myself plenty of breaks. One of my goals here is to watch less t.v. but I think I will use it as a reward because it’s so relaxing. 16 months ago