Relaxation Techniques you can Try to relieve Stress

»Posted by on Jul 17, 2018 in Relaxation Techniques | 0 comments

When there are just too much stress in your life everything and your everyday life can just be heavy and lethargic. You can’t make be in your best behavior and also you can’t make confident decisions by how stressed out you are. A little stress is good for your body but too much of it can cause burn out. You don’t want to get a burn out because that could be really bad for you. Good thing there are many techniques that you can try and do to relieve stress and lived a healthier life.  

Relaxation Techniques

Try drinking a cup of tea.  

There are many health benefits tea can offer the body. You can try teas in tea bags or you can steep your own teas. You can try chamomile tea or kratom powders to make your tea, because they are known to promote relaxation. You can sit back and enjoy the relaxing aroma that a cup of tea can give you.  

Try to focus on your breathing 

This is a simple relaxation technique that doesn’t need a lot of equipment, only you. Focusing on your breath is as simple as inhale- exhale exercise. Deep breathing slowly as you disengage from your thoughts and focus on what you are doing entirely: breathing.  

Imagine you are in a soothing place 

This is also called as guided picture as you need to think of places that calms you down and picture it out. If you can’t do it alone there are also videos or apps that offers to guide you through the soothing place. You can choose something that is significant so it’s a lot personal to you. That way you can make the connection pretty easily.   

Try doing some yoga 

Yoga has always been a pretty popular relaxation exercise. Yoga has a lot of health benefits and is also very good for the mental health There is a certain thought in doing each pose with the gracefulness of a liquid that distracts your mind from the thoughts clambering up with each other. Giving you relief and relaxing your body and mind in the process.   

Try doing short prayer or mantra  

This one you’ll have to make a short prayer that you would have to repeat and focus on your breathing. This way your mind will have to think of the prayer and the breathing only. You can make a prayer from reflection. Reflect what it is that is stressing you out or what are your fears. If that is sending you to a panic attack try about what make you feel good.   

There are many relaxation techniques out there including meditation and reflective journal. You can explore them all and see which ones make you feel more at ease. That way you can feel more like yourself, be more productive, make more right decisions. Deal more with problems systematically and succeed from them. Life is short and unfulfilling if you let it, so see the world in a different perspective if it’s weighing you down too much.  

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Local Church Hope of the World 

»Posted by on Jul 2, 2018 in Local Church | 0 comments

The local church is said to be designed by God and the hope of the world. It is uniquely designed to be an incubator in flourishing human’s faith. Local churches are a place where people might not know one another very well but spend time with them regularly, sacrifice for each other and regularly come together to encourage, care for and serve one another. 

Local Church

One of the best examples of this is in Acts 16 in the New Testament. Luke the author of this chapter state that apostle Paul brought the good news to the place called the city of Philippi, the description opens with Paul when he led Lydia to Christ a successful businesswoman. The story continues when he freed a slave girl and brought her to the community. In the end, the story concludes with a blue-collar jailer surrendering to Christ, he was well as being brought by Paul.   

Looking at it, in that church community, there‘s a former slave, and a blue-collar public employee and a white-collar businesswoman. This local church community abounds with some sort of social capital that direct to human flourishing in several aspects as well as being economic flourishing. The local church is said to be designed by God and the hope of the world.  

On the other hand, social capital alone cannot stand alone in producing economic and human flourishing. Character development plays a vital role as well, and to stress it more further the local Churches in Plymouth Bay are uniquely placed in nurturing people of value and character wherein they’re able to carry out gratification, seeking the common good, and love for others. 

Furthermore, in virtuous people an economic system can truly rely on, it is because the economic system depends on the moral aspects of their members. They said Virtuous people would create virtuous economies. The most important task of the local church is to spiritually form more virtuous people, this is how the local church is being positioned to accomplish and exceptionally empowered.    

The local church is a prime value, a significant contributor to nurturing social and economic life. And when they are accomplishing what they are expected and designed to do, they will convey people from spiritual death back to spiritual life. Placing people in a lifelong journey in cultivating a Christ-like character.   

To sum it all, the local church is the venue of hopeful realism. If the church is performing in accordance to how they are being designed it should not ignore any problem of the community and never lecture the common escapist gospel, that we are fine and need to keep waiting until Jesus comes back because at the moment there’s nothing we can do best to make things better. Instead, the church should face their community issue while maintaining a steadfast belief that things can improve. God meant to use us to accomplish His will on earth and that is coupled with responsibility and a deep dependence on Him. 

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