Scared Of Stress No More

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If you follow me on The Clean Stuff, you probably saw this post featuring a quote from Dr. Cole: “Stress is the sugar of the soul. It wrecks your health from the inside out.” As I said on Instagram, TRUTH. 

I think sometimes we forget how stress truly can wreck havoc on our health. I thought of this recently when I was feeling a little off: sometimes it isn’t a matter of something I ate that might not be sitting right with me, or a supplement I need to take. Sometimes that “off” feeling is simply stress. Stress is powerful, yes, but there is good news; it doesn’t have to hold power over us.

Instead of being scared of stress, I am practicing the act of acknowledging it and riding the wave through it. I am finding that this is a better approach than panicking and then fighting against it, which takes up too much energy and normally just causes more stress! Kind of funny how that works 🙂

To me, riding the wave of a stressful season is giving myself grace when things slip through the cracks, calling out to God when I need the extra boost of strength and encouragement, sharing with loved ones how I am feeling so they can speak truth over me, and always remembering that my worth is not found in what I get done in a day; my worth is found in the fact that I am a daughter of the most high God and completely loved by Him forever.

A little over a year ago, we put this post up on the blog about 10 ways to relieve stress and it is a good one to always come back to. This line is especially worth sharing again: One thing that always gives me peace during a time of stress is remembering that it is temporary. God doesn’t want us to be trapped in stress. 

Take a deep breath, fill up a bath, turn on worship music, get a good laugh (and sometimes a good cry), and know that everything is okay. Even if it takes you a little longer than expected to get unstuck from stress, keep taking one day at a time, finding refuge in Him. He’s got you!

Love you all and praying for you. xo.

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4 comments
  • Jen H
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    Really funny how I got to this post. I won’t bore you with the details, but I love how God worked it out for me to see it. Thank you for reminding me that I am a daughter of the King. I’m handing my stress over to Him tonight. And then taking a deep breath of thankfulness. And then hopping in that bath!! Thanks for the encouragement, Lauren!

  • Maria
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    Hi,

    I wish I would’ve seen this earlier. For past few months I had been suffering from anxiety. I did not realize it. I was losing sleep, was unable to eat, and was constantly nauseous. I was doing my last practicum for my school. I prayed for God to get me out of there. Thankfully he did. I wish I would’ve handled it better. I love this quote that you wrote

    I am a daughter of the most high God and completely loved by Him forever.”

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