We all know about fighting stress by eating well, getting enough rest, not taking things too seriously, exercising our bodies and minds, managing our time well and not worrying about things we cannot control. But there’s one more thing. How well do we focus on keeping a healthy and flexible spirit?
Regularly hearing God’s word helps our souls stay balanced. Exercising this spiritual discipline even when we feel dried out connects us with God and with a community that prays and sings together. Others lift us and support us, and we know we are not isolated and alone.
When we pray and ask God for help, we are also giving ourselves time to reflect on our lives. This precious space of time and thought can be of immeasurable value.
This message is adapted from “Stress-free: Keeping your spirit flexible” by Dawn Hansen in the April 2007 issue of Café magazine. Today we observe Labor Day.