Oh Yahweh, Lord God Almighty, clear my mind as my thoughts run rampant in my head. Stress is getting the better of me.
Help me to keep focused on You, Lord, making You the center of my life. Everything else will fall into place because if I seek You first. All righteousness will surely be added unto me, Your faithful follower.
Acts 24:16 This being so, I myself always strive to have a conscience without offense toward God and men.
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Clear my mind
Clear my mind of doubt, fear, worry, sadness, despair, lust, temptation, envy, jealousy, malice, pride and anything that breaks Your heart. Aid me in becoming a better person daily, as You walk with me.
I know it is not going to be an easy task, Dear Lord, but You will give me the strength to overcome, I know it! The flesh is weak, but You, my God, is strong and I push my doubts aside at the sound of Your great name.
Philippians 2:14-15 Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world.
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Give me peace, Heavenly Father
Give me peace, Oh Heavenly Father, in my mind, in my heart and in my soul. Bless me, Lord, with Your tender mercies, grace and Thy loving kindness.
Clear my conscience so that it would not hinder me from drawing near to You. Allow my actions to reveal my thoughts.
Speak through me, Oh Lord, and allow me to touch someone’s life as my actions reveal You within me. I pray that my conscience is cleared right now, in Jesus name, Amen!
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Psalm 32:1-2 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
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The title spoke to me immediately. You see, that’s exactly how I was feeling about MY LIFE!!! I hoped that she could give me the Godly perspective on the things that were going on in my life that I was not enjoying and were mostly causing frustration and anger.
Her book did exactly what I hoped it would. And since I need to be reminded of these truths when I fall back into my old thought patterns, I am using the book frequently to remind me how to think and feel about the circumstances of my life that I did not pursue and would like to be released from. – AnnabelGET YOUR COPY NOW!
Today has been really trying for me.
I was recently in a state of anxiety. I have a film shoot to attend over the next few days. I need to finish writing a song by tomorrow night. My car is at the garage to be repaired, and the other family car is still hazardous, even after paying a hefty sum of money to get it fixed recently. I also need to go to the gym, and I haven’t been eating well this week. And with ADHD-perfectionist mind exacerbating all these issues, I had spent the last hour just pacing up and down, drowning in my woes.
Then some sweet inspiration hit me.
I walked over to my San Damiano Cross near the door to my room, and said the Our Father. I followed it with a Hail Mary. And just because she seems to be a saint totally in love with helping me, I prayed to St. Philomena for her intercession. I didn’t pray any of these prayers to help me untangle my problems, but instead I simply used them as a template for brief but sincere adoration.
God won’t necessarily intervene on your behalf to set things right. More often than not, honest prayer will simply realign you to what is truly important: loving your Lord with all your heart, soul, and strength.
I’m now feeling much, much better.
When in doubt, pray, pray, pray!
Sometimes you just have way more stress, anxiety, or depression on your plate than you would like to admit.
Having a heavy workload or overly rambunctious kids can seriously disrupt your thoughts and your thought processes. In fact, it can really throw a wrench in your entire day.
The next time you feel like your world is spinning off its axis, you should know that there are ways to re-center yourself, your life and your brain.
These tips simply take 15 minutes and can help quiet your mind. While it would be great if you do all of the tips, you can pick the ones that you have time for right now.
5 Tips on How to Clear Your Mind
1. Give Yourself a Break
Did you know that even 5 minutes of physical activity can actually help release endorphins? These endorphins help lighten your mood and make you feel better about whatever “project” is stressing you out.
Endorphins can even make us happy when we feel like the world is swallowing us up! Go outside; take a brisk walk, go for a jog around the neighborhood, or do some brisk sit-ups.
To top it off, sometimes you need a few minutes to just get away and break free from whatever is making you feel stressed, anxious, frustrated or downright annoyed. Personally, I walk away from my desk several times a day before it gets to THAT point.
2. Be Thankful
This tip is often forgotten when you are trying to figure out how to clear your mind!
Clearing your thoughts can still be a difficult thing to do. One of the things I like to do after taking a break is to simply get out a notepad and a pen – you could use your phone, laptop or PC – and write down 5 things I am grateful.
Not only can this help you remember to be thankful, but it can also lift your spirits and help you remember that it’s not all doom and gloom – even though it might seem like it when you are going through your minor meltdown!
You can also write about 5 people you are grateful for instead of 5 items you are thankful for.
3. Meditation Is Simple
If you’re one of those people that think in order to meditate you have to take a huge chunk of time out of your day – you’re wrong!
Meditation is a proven method on how to clear your mind and it takes as little as 3 minutes. Meditation is a proven way to clear your mind and center yourself. Plus, there are several different approaches you can take.
– Prayer: Yes, talking to God can help clear your mind, re-focus, and de-stress. Some people, such as myself, find God to be incredibly comforting. If you are having an incredibly horrible day; go to your car, go to the bathroom, or go to another room and pray.
– Transcendental Meditation (TM): This type deals with sitting in lotus and internally chanting a mantra.
– Guided Visualization: The inspiration for this type of meditation deals with Buddha. He said: “The mind is everything. What you think you become.” It deals with thinking about or imagining positive situations, items, or experiences.
4. Take 2 Minutes of Silence
After you do one or all of the other exercises above, you can also take 2 minutes of silence.
Find a quiet place where you can sit down; shut your PC off, put your phone on silent, turn the weather off. Use a timer for 2 minutes and just… sit. How many times do we actually do this in life? Hardly ever! Which is probably why everyone is so stressed out all the time.
5. Deep Breathing
From people that practice Zazen to positive thinkers, to successful people and doctors – everyone says that deep breathing is one of the easiest and quickest ways to relax. This is something you can even do at your desk. I use the 4-7-8 technique.
– Close your eyes
– Exhale through your mouth while making a whooshing sound
– Close your mouth and through your nose inhale to the count of 4
– Hold your breath for 7 seconds
– Exhale through your mouth while making a whooshing sound to the count of 8
Repeat 3-4 times. It works like a charm. I do it before business meetings, before meeting with a new client, before going into any stressful situation, and it always keeps me super calm.
You simply have to take the time to do these activities and I can almost guarantee that you will feel better about yourself and life in general!
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