Here are 10 of Abby’s favourite ways to have a better day!
1. Start the morning with Jesus.
I have found that if I start my day without Jesus, I fell unprepared & unequipped. By starting your morning with Jesus, you have the right mindset & you’re anchored in who to turn to if things get hard! Also, reading in His word every morning fills your mind with promises that you can use in battle as you go about your day.
Lie: You can’t make it through this day.
Truth: I can do all things through Christ. (Phil. 4:13)
Being in the presence of the Lord & filling yourself with Him, pushes selfishness & fleshly desires out of your heart. It fills you with the joy & strength you need to love on people & be the light He’s called you to be.
Starting your day with Him, equips you for whatever the day may bring forth.
2. Choose a verse or focus of the day.
I like to do this because even when my day may be hard, I know I have a goal to work towards or something to focus on. Even if my day was bad, I accomplished something because I focused on something.
A few ideas for a focus are:
meet someone new today
don’t complain today
give a small gift to someone today
compliment a stranger
pay for someone’s coffee
leave an encouragement note somewhere random
3. Set aside electronics.
If I spend too much time on electronics, I get lazy & moody. It’s always helpful to set aside times to be on social media. I usually wait to check social media AFTER I’ve done all my work & things on my to-do list. Prioritizing time is so so important to get things done.
4. Deal with stress the right way.
Most likely, you deal with stress on a daily basis. You spill soda on your favorite shirt, you can’t find your car keys, you speed & get a ticket, you have a test you should have studied more for, etc…..
Knowing how to deal with stress the right way is important because it helps you walk in victory over worry in those moments of panic.
(a.) p r a y : God hears you in these moments of stress & worry. He is your ultimate peace & can give you strength to get trough this.
(b.) r e c i t e – God’s – p r o m i s e s :
Remind yourself of His strength in your weakness. If He can walk on the waves of the sea, He can walk on the stormy waves of worry in your heart.
(c.) f o c u s – on – the – e t e r n a l :
“Only what is done for Christ will last.” Is it worth worrying & stressing over? Trade that worry for faith & trust that God will lead you through it.
5. Speak positively.
The words you speak, make a difference.
Think about how this world came to be – God spoke it into existence then called it “good.” You can overcome evil with good (Romans 12:21) through the words you speak. Strive to see the positive in everything & then speak it. Focusing on the good will allow you to have an attitude of gratitude that will encourage you on even some of the most difficult days.
7. Create a thankful list.
Feeding off of #6, focus on the good & things you’re thankful for. Write them down in your phone or on your notebook. Refer to them when you’re having a hard day. How can I be sad when God has blessed me with *…… list of thankful things*?
8. Be productive.
You don’t have to get everything done on your to do list, but choose to make the most of your time. If you have work to do – do it. Find creative ways to get done the things you need done. Make the most of what you’ve been given.
9. S M I L E. 🙂 enough said.
10. Rejoice evermore.
Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks…… 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.
Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day. Don’t forget to notice God’s little blessings of beauty. You were created to live in joy.
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