Do This to Overcome Anxiety and Addiction

Do This to Overcome Anxiety and AddictionWhat’s the key to overcoming addiction and anxiety? Acceptance! Let’s say someone is trying to self-medicate from anxiety using drugs, alcohol, or something else. They must accept that addiction is not the answer for their anxiety and get into recovery. Dr. Bill Wilson, the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, put it this way, “Acceptance is the answer to all my problems today.”

Once in recovery, an individual must also accept anxiety and learn how to deal with it in healthy ways. If not, fear will destroy their efforts to recover completely, and they’re likely to relapse. Scripture confirms that anxiety can wreak havoc when it says, “Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up” (Proverbs 12:25, NIV).

Anxiety can be such a burden that it’ll cause a person to do anything to find relief. One central fear is that of the unknown. (more…)

Break Free from Burnout

Break Free From BurnoutThere’s a dangerous sickness in our culture that is threatening to destroy us—body, mind, and soul. What is it? Burnout. It has a lot of different signs and symptoms. But one of the most common symptoms is fatigue.

Can you relate? Are you tired? Depleted? Worn out? If you’re struggling with burnout, it will also make you stop caring. Yes, that’s right! You’ll stop investing in what is important. And burnout leads to a bad decision-making process and—eventually—bad decisions.

Burnout is not something that God wants for you. What does burnout look like? (more…)