In our tech-filled world, it’s important to unplug often. Because when you silence the voices of the enemy and the world, it’s easier to hear “the still small voice,” of the Lord (1 Kings 19:12, KJV). Start by unplugging all of your electronics for at least 15 minutes each day to spend in silence before the Lord.
- Ask God to guide you
Want to launch a Life Recovery Group but don’t know where to start? Starting a support group may seem challenging, exciting, overwhelming, and inspiring! You can ask the Lord for wisdom and strength. After all, He is where your help comes from! Psalm 121:1-2 says, “I look up to the mountains—does my help come from there? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth!”
- Women are twice as likely as men to show signs of depression—especially during their childbearing years. Depression affects 1 in 4 women at some point during their lifetime. And they are at the greatest risk during pregnancy and shortly after delivery.
- Exercise is one of the best ways to improve symptoms of depression. The feel-good chemicals it produces elevates your mood. To improve depression symptoms, aim to get at least 30 minutes of exercise three to five days a week.
- Choose a career wisely
The first secret to a successful career is choosing a career that’s a good fit with your gifts, talents and training. Perhaps you can talk with a career coach or counselor who can help you make the best decision. They can also offer assessment tools to discover your strengths and talents. Set aside some time to think about what’s important to you when it comes to a career, and ask yourself:
- What are my interests, experience and skills?
- Do I want to work for myself?
- What kind of work environment is appealing?
- What am I passionate about? [Read more…]
Myth #1: It’s caused by cold weather.
Do you think you feel blue every fall and winter because of the change in temperature? Think again! Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is related to a change in the amount of sunlight, not a drop in temperature. Experts believe that a lack of sunlight affects the body’s production of melatonin, which helps to regulate sleep and can cause symptoms of depression in certain individuals. For most people with SAD, the symptoms usually begin in the fall and end in the early spring or summer. If you think you may have SAD, schedule an appointment with a doctor. [Read more…]