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Big Lesson 2 – Relax And Try in testing times

Things seem to be a bit stormy in the world at the moment. At least that is the way it seems to me in the UK due to brexit.

If you are having to deal with stressful situations e.g. people are being mean to you, you have lots of jobs you must finish or even if it is just coping with normal life, then I have a game changing solution.

When your body is in a relaxed state, your brain is able to make more complete decisions. This way you will be successful in what you are doing as you will make rational decisions.

It seems simple but if you Relax And Try (RAT) as hard as you can then you will win.

When you believe that you are able, it would be a good idea to practice your patience by deliberately choosing a busy supermarket queue so that you practice. See how perfectly you can manage it. Youths may be yelling at each other in the queue but stand firm as your relaxed mind knows you are on the right side of the law. Minions barge you but again you know the law and if you let them hit you with no provocation then you actually win as they go in the cell.

The opposite is getting yourself anxious as they intimidate you and then you give the fight response of the fight or flight in built natural reaction we all have. This will make you start shouting and hitting out which will then get you in the cell while the minions go and kick a homeless man before they get home where they plan more evil. Running away which is the flight response will get you in a cell too as people will not understand. Lets face it guys, anti-semitism is on the rise and the UK is in a bit of a mess.

Jesus will do the rest for you if you Relax And Try as hard as you can.

Find ways to relax e.g. focus on your breathing or focus on the soles of your shoes as you walk along. Invent ways to be mindful and research mindfullness in order to relax.

Learn this well and it will become a habit in a few weeks. You will feel empowered and be able to thrive in and not just survive the current times.

This is a powerful proverb and if you get the hang of it you will win.

Proverb 16:32 ESV

“Better a patient person than a warrior, one who holds his temper than one who takes a whole city”

That is a whole city. That is how powerful the virtue of patience is.


By jb00000

Mature evangelical protestant Christian who loves loving people with wisdom in action.

Blog of practical wisdom in the current times so you can thrive and not just survive

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