Since 2019, I made it a habit to listen to an audio prayer on spotify before going to work. I cannot remember the very first devotional prayer I heard from the audio platform but I have a vivid memory of the fear, anger, frustration, sadness and confusion when I started listening to these devotional prayers.
Listening to these prayers felt like talking to a trusted friend, which I badly needed that time,
I found the Your Daily Prayer podcast. In this platform, people share their life experiences and the word of God in less than 15 minutes. I listen and it instantly gives me courage to face another day or the resilience to survive the challenges I’m about to face..
I am glad that I am now vocal about my mental health struggles. The Your Daily Prayer podcast became an essential part of my day. Every story and specific reflection I gained from every speaker inspired me to be better… each day.
“Cast all you anxieties on Him” – this phrase caught my attention when I listened to one of the podcast episodes. It gave a lasting effect and a sense of hopefulness… like everything will be alright because we have a strong, powerful and compassionate God.
My habit grew and I started reading the bible thru my devotional plans and I have this app on my phone where it helps me meditate and sleep. It’s called live from rest. In fact, I even use this guided meditation app during break time at work.
I even wrote a blog about being mindful, which definitely improved the way I handle stress.
Today, I am happy because life is opening doors for me as well as windows of opportunities to heal myself and to reignite my excitement and pure passion to achieve my dreams. I am glad to say that the panic attacks are fading, I can sleep better and I am just thrilled once again to surround myself with people who can lead me to the right path.
What about you? How do you handle your anxieties?