10 reasons NOT to become the other woman

If you are a single lady, refuse at all costs to become the other woman. You should know by now that married men are off limits, and yet many of us still find ourselves caught in nasty affairs that only leave us hurt and broken.

 

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You’ll remember that a simple healthy lifestyle requires healthy relationships.

But being the other woman is anything but healthy. It’s never a good idea. The man has a wife for goodness’ sake.

He’s unavailable, no matter how much time you spend with him or how much he tells you he loves you.

I’m not judging you here. I’ve been misled into having affairs with married men before. Yes. Not a married man but married men. That’s a mistake I’ll never repeat.

It’s easy to continue an affair because a married man will promise you things in such a way that you believe every word he says.

Not necessarily because you are a gullible person. Well, they bring out the gullibility in even the strongest of women.

But it’s mostly because you’ve made yourself vulnerable to him and by agreeing to the affair in the first place, you displayed your desperation and now he’s playing on it.

Now here are the 10 reasons not to become the other woman:

 

  • Reason #1: He’s not trustworthy

He’s cheating on his wife with you. Why on earth would you want to give yourself to a man like that?

If you are hoping he’ll leave his wife for you, and he does, you’ll have lost because he can never stay faithful to you.

So, refuse to settle for becoming the other woman. Find a single man who’ll love you and make you his wife.

 

  • Reason #2: He doesn’t love you

I don’t care what he’s been telling you all along. A married man loves his wife. You are just a pastime for him.

I know what you are thinking. That you think he’s genuine about his love for you. Believe me, he’s not. He’s just taking advantage of you.

Prepare to free yourself by reading how to avoid being taken advantage of in relationships.

It’s always the other woman who gets the short end of the stick when it comes to love. Refuse that.

 

  • Reason #3: He’ll never leave his wife for you

It’s all a lie when he keeps telling you he’s going to leave his wife for you as soon as this or that happens. As soon as the kids are grown, as soon as the mortgage is paid off, etc.

A married man will not leave his wife for you. Leave him and open yourself to being genuinely loved by a man who’s available, who treats you as his first lady and not the other woman.

 

  • Reason #4: If he does leave his wife for you, you’ll never be happy

Would you be happy with a man who was unfaithful to his ex-wife? Every time he leaves the house, you’ll be wondering where he’s going. Is that how you want to live?

You can’t build a life with a man who married you out of his unfaithfulness. You as the other woman knows what he got up to when he wasn’t home, so how can you have peace of mind now as his wife?

There might not be anything sinister about his whereabouts when you are married. Maybe he’s genuinely working late. But would you believe that?

Why would you settle for that kind of stress in your life? I recommend live stress free with these 10 great tips.

People who enjoy a simple healthy lifestyle are supposed to be happy. Know that and claim your happiness by reading 17 simple things you must do to become happier.

 

  • Reason #5: He makes you love yourself less

And that’s a big no no. Being the other woman will bring your self-esteem and self-love crushing down.

How can it not when you got the man out of evil intentions? And when you know you are his second, third, fourth…choice.

If you are serious about enjoying a simple healthy lifestyle, then you know you have to love yourself enough to be able to extend that love to others. Being the other woman will make that impossible.

I recommend 9 effective tips to improve your self-esteem.

 

  • Reason #6: You’ll never truly be accepted into his circle of family and friends

No matter how friendly they act toward you, you’ll always be the other woman. You are just the other woman who drove their woman of choice away. That’s not the way you want to be looked at.

 

  • Reason #7: He’ll never trust or respect you

You’ll always be the other woman for him. So he knows you have a knack for ensnaring men who are taken. That makes him lose trust and respect for you.

 

  • Reason #8: He’ll always be ashamed of you

I don’t care if you finally manage to get his ring around your finger; the man will always look at you as the other woman and he’ll always be ashamed of you.

Wonder why he kept quiet about family day at work? Because even as his wife, you are still the other woman and he doesn’t want to be seen with you in public.

 

  • Reason #9: You’ll always be a victim of his ex wife

Not just because you broke up their marriage. But you’ll never be rid of his ex-wife, especially if they have kids.

That’s one of the most annoying things about being the other woman. You can never be rid of the ex-wife and their kids.

 

  • Reason #10: You’ll miss out on the love God intended for you

This is the biggest con about being the other woman. You don’t get to meet that one special man God made for you because you were busy with another woman’s husband.

Ask yourself now. Would you want to spend a miserable life with a man who was created for another woman, or would you rather enjoy a long happy life with a man who was created specially for you?

Begin to see yourself the way God sees you. As his precious child. Claim the blessings he intended for you by checking out are you aware of God’s blessings for your life?

 

The final word

Maybe you think there’s something romantic or decent about being the other woman because you are watching other women do the same thing. Remember that you can never get the full picture if you are on the outside looking in.

You can’t build your happiness with a man who belongs to another woman. Refuse to stoop that low. Love and value yourself enough to want only the best in love.

God has someone special for you out there. Leave married men alone. In the meantime remain single so you can find yourself and get yourself ready for when you meet that special man.

Read these 8 reasons to celebrate being single. You’ll also want to read 6 useful tips to know yourself better.

 

Thank you for reading this post. Have you ever been the other woman? Or maybe you are currently the other woman? Please share with us your experiences by commenting.

Declutter your kitchen: 8 things to get rid of RIGHT NOW!

It’s easier to declutter your kitchen than you think. Keep reading because I’m about to reveal to you the 8 things your kitchen will definitely be better off without.

 

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Remember that a simple healthy lifestyle is just that: SIMPLE. It’s something we were meant to enjoy naturally and effortlessly.

And now that you’ve made the decision to enjoy this journey, you shouldn’t only remove all the temptations from your kitchen, but you should also get rid of most gadgets and resort to the traditional and natural way of doing things.

There are a lot of kitchens out there that just spell a complicated life the second you land your eyes on them. Kitchens like that cloud your thinking, and your living.

It’s time to do away with that complication and embrace the simplicity that marks our new way of living. You’ll be glad you did.

So what should you get rid of if you want to declutter your kitchen?

 

  • Item #1: Cookie jars

Of course, these are first things to go. I don’t know why people overestimate their resistance to sugar by surrounding themselves with cookies..

You can’t eat healthy when you have several cookie jars surrounding you, not even when it’s only one jar. And no, the solution is not to stash them in your pantry so that ‘out of sight, out of mind.’

That won’t help you. Get rid of them altogether because you no longer need them. Remember to teach your mind to crave only healthy foods.

Trust me, getting rid of those cookie jars is a great step you can take to declutter your kitchen.

 

  • Item #2: All processed foods

Processed foods are the other thing you need to get rid of if you want to declutter your kitchen. I don’t care what they are, just get rid of them. For every processed food in your kitchen right now, there’s a healthy alternative somewhere out there.

Don’t say you have no access to healthy food alternatives because you do. Even if you have to drive an extra mile to get to them, then do it.

You are going to have to make an effort if you are really serious about enjoying a healthy diet as a key component of a simple healthy lifestyle.

It’s worth revisiting my post on a simple healthy lifestyle requires a good diet.

 

  • Item #3: Those extra cupboards

To declutter your kitchen isn’t just about food, you know. Some people just have those extra cupboards and drawers they never use.

Even if you do use them, you’d find that you’d do better if you used fewer cupboards.

Less is more when it comes to enjoying a simple healthy lifestyle. Get rid of those cupboards and enjoy the extra space and reduced cleaning.

 

  • Item #4: That dishwasher

The dishwasher should be one of the first things to let go of when you declutter your kitchen.

Maybe it’s because I’m from a completely archaic culture where we do everything manually. But I choose my archaic culture over the dependence on machines to do my work.

People who are pro dishwashing claim it saves them the time they don’t have to do the dishes. I personally don’t buy that.

If you are so busy that you have no time to take care of your own environment, then it’s time to rethink your priorities.

What are you so busy with? Work? Saying you are too busy to do work in your own kitchen because you are busy doing work for someone else is just absurd.

Always put your health and well-being first. Only then will you be able to take care of someone else’s work.

Get rid of that dishwasher to declutter your kitchen. Refuse to buy into human philosophies that usurp you of your power over your own time and life. Take charge.

 

  • Item#5: Measuring utensils

Like I said, maybe it’s because I’m from a different culture. But I’ve never understood the concept of using measuring utensils in the kitchen.

Are we so out of touch with our instincts that we’ve created utensils to think and decide for us?

I know how much of every ingredient to add to my food when I’m cooking. Sometimes I get my measurements wrong, but that’s OK. I get them right the next time.

Like I said, I believe in taking charge of everything in my life. Declutter your kitchen by getting rid of those measuring utensils and learn to use your own instincts and observation in your kitchen and pretty much every other area of your house and your life.

 

  • Item #6: That television

Please, let’s just stop with the TV watching. It’s bad enough that you are wasting your precious time watching your television in the living room. Now, to have one in your kitchen is just too much.

What is it about watching empty entertainment that’s more fulfilling than spending some quiet time in your kitchen where you can eat mindfully?

Watching TV takes your mindfulness away. That’s why a lot of people have developed a bad relationship with food. For one, it’s easy to overeat when you are watching TV because you are not paying attention to the messages your body tells you when it’s full.

Read my post on how to stop binge eating. And as soon as you finish doing that, get up and declutter your kitchen by getting rid of that television.

 

  • Item #7: Your books

As you declutter your kitchen, all those books have to go as well. Have a room you dedicate to reading and take those books there. And no, it’s not your bedroom because you don’t need all that mental stimulation just before you sleep.

Put the books in the living room where you can entertain yourself with them instead of watching TV.

I just mentioned the importance of eating mindfully. And you can’t do that if you are reading a book simultaneously in the kitchen.

By the way, get rid of some of those recipe books too. Stop spending money on many recipe books. If you’ve been doing so, then by now you should have a hang of your cooking.

Now is the time to try things on your own. Fail and keep trying. Remember, you can’t listen to your body if you have other things like books stealing your attention.

Reconnect with your body by reading how to listen to your body.

 

  • Item #8: All those gadgets

I’m talking about those fancy cutters that create fancy patterns on your vegetables, all those graters you don’t need, and many other gadgets I’ve seen on TV whose names I don’t even know.

You don’t need them. Your body will recognize healthy food no matter how it’s cut. So don’t even worry that your food isn’t going to look pretty anymore.

Focus your energy instead on actually making your food healthy.

 

The final word

Like I said earlier, it’s actually easier to declutter your kitchen than you think. All you need to do is be honest with yourself about what you really need in your kitchen and what you don’t.

Important: what you need, not what you want. You can easily get by without your wants.

 

Thank you for reading this post. What are your own thoughts on how to declutter your kitchen? Please share with us by commenting.

 

 

 

 

5 precautions to take if you exercise while you are sick

Knowing that a simple healthy lifestyle requires exercise, I’ve always had that dilemma of whether or not you should exercise while you are sick, and I know a lot of people are wondering the same thing.

 

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As I write this post, I’m recovering from a cold I’ve had since Saturday. I always rest from exercise on weekends, so I didn’t have to exercise when I first got the cold.

I don’t know if you’ve noticed; but there’s something about standing up to a sickness that just makes it go away, or at least lessens its hold on you. That’s what’s happening with me right now.

Our grandmother moved in with us on Saturday when I was feeling my first symptoms.

On Sunday morning I asked my mother to rush home after church to tend to her so I could sleep in.

But no, I didn’t do that. Because I’m so used to getting out of bed early every morning, I was up and ready for the day before my mother even left for church at 8am.

I thought I’d continue my rest days for the whole of this week until next Monday. But this past Monday, though I still had the cold, I felt a strong desire to exercise.

So I did exactly that, careful not to push my body too hard. As always, I listened to my body, letting it dictate to me what it needed. Read my post on how to listen to your body.

So yes, I didn’t continue my rest days into this week like I’d thought. I’m still exercising every morning though I’m still not back to my normal self.

 

So, what are the precautions to take if you exercise while you are sick?

 

  • Precaution #1: Assess the strength of your sickness

If it’s just a weak cold like the one I had, then I don’t see any reason why you can’t exercise while you are sick.

Remember though that if your sickness is more serious, then you should take a rest day or days depending on the strength and length of your sickness.

I recommend 5 reasons why rest days are good for you.

Also read how to know when to take a break from exercise.

 

  • Precaution #2: Exercise only when your body feels up to it

You can exercise while you are sick if your body feels up to it. It’s all about listening to your body.

I thought my body would feel heavy and tired this past Monday morning; that’s why I anticipated I’d be continuing my rest days throughout this week.

But my body felt ready to go on Monday morning, so there was no need for me to say no.

Be honest with yourself about how your body feels. If you feel fit enough to exercise, then go ahead.

 

  • Precaution #3: Make sure you ease up on your workouts

You should ease up on your workouts if you want to exercise while you are sick. Though my body felt fine on Monday morning, I was aware that I was still sick and that I needed to not put more stress on my body.

You should be careful not to push your body too hard even when you feel like you can handle a strenuous workout.

Remember that your body needs to recover from the sickness. Only then can you push it harder.

If you ease up on your workouts, then you can exercise while you are sick.

 

  • Precaution #4: Exercise in environments where germs are less likely to spread

If you want to exercise while you are sick, then you’ll have to mind your environment for that period.

If you typically exercise inside a gym where you touch all the equipment and share the air inside, then it’s time to step outside to the park where you can jog while breathing in the fresh air.

That’s why I love exercising outdoors and without the use of any equipment. I keep my hands free and enjoy the fresh air.

If you want the air you breathe to be even fresher, then do your workouts in the morning. You’ll want to read here are 5 reasons why morning exercise is better for you.

 

  • Precaution #5: Make sure you have the right intentions for exercising

Remember that your health comes first before everything else. Don’t exercise while you are sick if health takes a backseat to beauty. If you are desperate for that bikini body, that’s a horrible reason to exercise while you are sick.

If exercise is a competition for you and not a genuine key component of enjoying a simple healthy lifestyle, then you are not in a position to exercise while you are sick.

Rather, get some rest especially if your body is screaming at you to do that.

 

The final word

If you love exercise, then there’s absolutely no reason not to exercise while you are sick as long as you are mindful of the precautions mentioned in this post.

Remember that enjoying a simple healthy lifestyle is a journey, not a destination. Don’t deny the strength of your sickness, or be in denial about your body being tired.

Take as many rest days  as you need if you feel really sick. Not even a month off your workouts is going to drag you back as long as you honor all the other key components of enjoying a simple healthy lifestyle like diet, healthy relationships, personal development and spirituality.

 

Thank you for reading this post. Do you exercise while you are sick? Then tell us why and how. Or maybe you don’t exercise while you are sick. Share with us why by commenting.

 

 

You needn’t be a church goer to be a legitimate Christian

I know there’s that worldwide belief that you have to be a church goer in order to be a legitimate christian.

But is there any truth to that? Does being a church goer really qualify or disqualify you as a legitimate christian?

 

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You’ll remember that a simple healthy lifestyle requires spirituality. But is cultivating your spirituality synonymous with being a church goer?

I personally don’t go to church. I don’t have anything against church attendance. In fact, I love and support the idea.

I strongly believe that church brings believers together in one place where they can help each other’s faith; not to mention, worship God.

 

The word of God strongly recommends the idea of being a church goer.

Hebrews 10 v 25: Some people have gotten out of the habit of meeting for worship, but we must not do that. We should keep on encouraging each other, especially since you know that the day of the Lord’s coming is getting closer. (CEV)

 

But we have no biblical evidence that every Christian in the biblical times was a church goer. In fact, the above verse clearly spells out that not every christian was a church goer.

The bible also doesn’t condemn those who are not church goers. The condemnation was cooked up by some christians all on their own.

But of course I welcome corrections. So pick up your bible and start searching and find out where it clearly says or even merely implies that you are condemned if you are not a church goer.

You struggle to understand the bible? Then read these 6 easy tips to help you understand your bible.

 

But why don’t I attend church?

Simply because I haven’t found a church I’m confident will help me develop my spirituality.

Sounds like a petty and childish excuse, doesn’t it? But I don’t want to be a mere church goer who puts away the bible to gather dust until next Sunday.

No. I want to be the kind of church goer who loves every minute of church and can’t wait to read the bible on my own.

I want a pastor that focuses more on teaching the word of God than on performing all the money miracles. And it seems like nowadays money is of more concern to christians than God is.

I don’t need all those miracles. Why? Because my existence on its own is a miracle. And I believe I’m a miracle to others.

So I need a church that teaches the word that cements that so I can use my gift instead of spreading my hands out to receive miracles from God knows where (no pun intended).

So yes, that’s the kind of church goer I want to be and why I still haven’t found a church I really want to attend.

 

So, why do I believe you need not be a church goer to be a legitimate christian?

 

  • Reason #1: Christianity is a personal relationship between you and God, not a religion.

Yes. It’s between you and God.

That doesn’t mean it ends there. If you read God’s word and let it change your way of thinking, then you’ll always be willing to obey the word and spread it to everyone else. And you don’t need to be a church goer to do that. You can do that outside of church.

 

  • Reason #2:  Being a church goer can limit your authority as a Christian

If you understand that being a legitimate christian isn’t based on following set rules and regulations, then you know that you, just like every other christian in the world, is in the ministry of spreading God’s word.

But there are many churches that prevent their attendants from ministering to others.

Those churches say the pastor is the only one who can minister to others and the congregation must listen.

My friend was once prevented by his church from holding morning sermons in our village clinic because the church believed that was solely the duty of the pastor.

Wherever we are, and whatever job we hold, we must each teach God’s word. I recommend that you read how to serve God in your profession.

 

  • Reason #3: Being a church goer can distract you from the word of God

I spoke about this earlier. There are a lot of christians who go to church, not to hear the word of God but to receive the so-called miracles produced by pastors.

They want prophecies that favor them. They spend so little time on the word that they’ve lost touch with it. They’ve thrown their spirituality out of the window.

This can happen to you if you are a church goer and you’ve chosen a church that focuses more on performing miracles than on spreading the word of God.

On my own at home, I read the word of God and dwell in it, teaching myself the ins and outs of it.

I understand that the word is my tool for every situation in life. I understand wealth differently from many other people who only focus on the financial aspect of wealth.

I feel wealthy in a way that makes my life more fulfilling than I could ever have imagined before I familiarized myself with the word.

You can and should do the same. Read these 6 easy steps to stay connected to your spirituality and get back on the right path to God.

 

  • Reason #4: Being a church goer can make you spiritually lazy

I’m sure you know of people who attend church because it’s something they feel they must do and have been doing since they were little.

They go to church because it’s family tradition. Many people like that have reduced church attendance to a chore and they don’t do anything to grow spiritually.

It’s people like that who’ll praise you because you are a church goer and condemn you because you are not. They attach your christian worth to whether or not you are a church goer.

 

  • Reason #5: The idea of being a church goer as a prerequisite leaves many people out

I know this first hand because before I knew my right standing with God, I used to feel left out just because I wasn’t a church goer.

If everyone out there understood Christianity as being a personal relationship between them and God more than it is about being a church goer, then they’d become responsible for their spiritual salvation.

There’s the self-condemnation that ‘I don’t go to church so I must be a bad christian.’

People who say things like that usually give up on themselves and on God. But if people understood that being a church goer or not, God loves each and every one of us, then we’d see those previously hopeless people spring to life to claim their positions as children of God.

You, as a child of God, church goer or not, should be aware of the many blessings our father has bestowed upon you.

Are you aware of God’s blessings for you? is a post you must read because it talks about one of God’s blessings for you being a life free of condemnation.

Come to God with all your flaws because he loves you regardless. Church goer or not, God wants to use you.

So get yourself ready by reading 5 ways to position yourself to hear from God.

 

The final word

Again, please don’t take this to mean that I don’t support the idea of being a church goer. Of course not.

However, I feel that people have attached being a church goer to being a legitimate christian and that’s just misleading, and it leaves many people despondent because they’ve been left out of the church ‘clique.’

Church goer or not, we must all be involved in spreading God’s message however we can while being aware of our worth as children of God.

 

Thank you for reading this post. Are you a church goer or not? Then please share your thoughts with us about this post.

 

 

 

 

Use food as medicine for your body with these 6 effective tips

Everyday you should use food as medicine for your body because that’s really the true purpose of food.

We enjoy what we eat, so it only makes sense that it should come into our bodies to heal them.

But you can’t begin to use food as medicine for your body if you are not eating the right way. I’m about to explain, so keep reading.

 

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You’ll remember that a simple healthy lifestyle requires a good diet.

But I know a lot of people look at food as the enemy to their well-being. I know because I used to do the same thing.

And that’s a dangerous mentality. How can the one thing you get energy from, become your enemy?

Food can’t possibly be your enemy; you are your own enemy because of your wrong choice of food and how you eat it.

God blessed us with perfectly good food: grains, milk, meat, fruits, vegetables, etc. And all of these are healthy.

We became our own worst enemies when we took all this good food and heavily processed it to make all the junk we eat today.

That junk is poison for our bodies.

The good news is that you can stop all that junk and start eating right and reap the benefits of doing so immediately.

So how do you begin to use food as medicine for your body?

 

  • Tip #1: Eat foods in their natural state

I just talked about this. If you want to use food as medicine for your body then you are going to have to avoid all the processed foods you’ve been eating and eat foods in their natural state.

I’ve completely cleaned up my diet and avoid processed foods. I cook grains just as they are when they are harvested, and most of the foods I eat come from local farmers.

You can’t go wrong if you eat foods in their natural state. So then, do this so you can use food as medicine for your body.

 

  • Tip #2: Pray for everything you eat

Most people probably don’t pray for the foods they eat beyond praying for their provision.

But you can use food as medicine for your body by praying for what you eat.

I didn’t use to pray for food either. But lately, every morning, with regards to food, I’ve been praying like this:

‘Father, thank you for our daily bread, and thank you for all the hands that make that food. May we always know the right foods to reach out for and may we always know when to stop eating. May every bite that we eat come into our bodies to heal and restore them. In Jesus’ name, amen.’

Praying like this has helped me tremendously with binge eating which I used to struggle with.

The word of God assures us that we are free to eat whatever we want as long as we give thanks for it.

1 Timothy 4 v 4: Everything God created is good. And if you give thanks, you may eat anything.

1 Timothy 4 v 5: What God has said and your prayer will make it fit to eat. (CEV)

So, give thanks for everything you eat and you can use food as medicine for your body.

You have trouble praying? Then read this post on 10 easy tips to improve your prayer life.

Also read 6 easy tips to help you understand your bible.

 

  • Tip #3: Eat in moderation

Use food as medicine for your body by eating in moderation. Whatever you’ve just given thanks for should be eaten in the right amounts.

Like I said, now I no longer have a problem with binge eating. Read how to stop binge eating.

Many people see food as the enemy because not only have they heavily processed the good foods God gave us, but they eat them in excess.

The thing about eating foods in their natural state is that you can eat as much as you want without gaining all that excess weight.

So you don’t have to starve yourself if you eat healthy. So then, start eating in moderation so you can begin to use food as medicine for your body.

Eating in moderation is easy. You eat when you are hungry and stop when you feel full. Learn to listen to your body so you can be able to read these signs. I recommend how to listen to your body.

 

  • Tip #4: Drink a lot of water

Water is very important if you want to use food as medicine for your body. Our bodies are mostly made of water, so it makes sense that we need to be drinking lots of it.

Drinking water helps the food you eat by aiding in its digestion and in expelling it out of our bodies.

Drinking water also helps you know when you are truly hungry because it’s easy to confuse thirst with hunger and eat when all your body needs is some water instead.

Water is nature’s best free drink. Use that to your own advantage so you can use food as medicine for your body.

Drinking water doesn’t have to be as burdensome and complicated as some people make it to be. Read my post on here’s the effortless and natural way of drinking water.

 

  • Tip #5: Grow your own food

There’s nothing that beats growing your own food if you want to use food as medicine for your body.

Make a vegetable garden without spending any money is a must read if you are worried about growing your own food on a tight budget.

I’m grateful that I’ve taken the step to grow my own food. A week ago I planted spinach, kale, carrots, beetroots and sweet potatoes in my new garden.

Two days ago I planted tomatoes. Right now I’m preparing pumpkin seeds.

The good news is that I only bought spinach seeds at the beginning of this year. The rest of the vegetable seeds, I got from my neighbors free of charge.

Be responsible for what goes into your body so you can use food as medicine for your body.

 

  • Tip #6: Make your eating natural

I mean don’t put embellishments on it if you want to use food as medicine for your body.

People have complicated healthy eating by making endless rules even they can’t follow.

Stop worrying about calories by reading my post on how to stop obsessing over calories.

Also read here’s why the ‘eating six small meals a day’ plan is not working for you.

Eating was always meant to be natural. Treat it as such so you can use food as medicine for your body.

 

The final word

You can and should use food as medicine for your body. Meditate on this truth and let your subconscious pick on it.

Maybe you’ve messed up your eating with all the rules that people have made with regards to food.

Maybe you’ve been messed up by other people’s diets because you focus too much on what other people are doing. This is why I recommend that you read 10 reasons to stop watching what I eat in a day videos.

If you start trusting your own instinct, you’ll make great improvements in your eating. So, start taking responsibility now so you can use food as medicine for your body.

 

Thank you for reading this post. Do you agree with the tips I have of how to use food as medicine for your body? Then share your thoughts with us, as well as some of your own tips.

Or maybe you don’t agree with my tips. That’s perfectly OK. Let us know where and why you don’t agree and share your tips of how to use food as medicine for your body.

 

Live stress free with these 10 great tips

Do you want to live stress free? Then you are in the right place because I’m about to share with you easy tips you can start using right now to live stress free.

 

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I too used to want to live stress free. But at the time, I was riddled with so much stress that the notion to live stress free seemed far fetched.

There was so much going on in my life. I wanted so many things that I didn’t have. And the things that I did have didn’t seem to be helping much to achieve the ones I wanted.

I had too much going on in my head. I stressed about my present and my future so much I couldn’t concentrate on anything long enough to finish it.

This struggle remained even long after I made the decision to start enjoying a simple healthy lifestyle.

But right now as I write this, I’m confident that I have let go of stress and now live stress free.

It was hard at first letting go of stress because I’d gotten so accustomed to it that it was a legitimate part of my life.

But I can tell you right now that my life is much better without stress and I look forward to every coming day and whatever it brings; pleasures and discomforts.

You can live stress free too, and here’s how:

 

  • Tip #1: Read the word of God

This is the best tip to live stress free. The word of God is soothing in a truthful way.

It lets you know that you are loved beyond explanation by our father, and also offers counsel. You can’t go wrong if you stick to it.

2 Timothy 3 v 16: Everything in the Scriptures is God’s word. All of it is useful for teaching and helping people and for correcting them and showing them how to live. (CEV)

You can trust the word of God to always tell you the truth. It doesn’t manipulate you by telling you only what you want to hear. So you can trust it to always be honest with you.

Now you can tailor your life to go in step with God’s counsel. If you do that, you are more than guaranteed to live stress free.

Read 6 easy tips to help you understand your bible.

Also read 7 easy steps to help you find rest in God.

 

  • Tip #2: Re-examine you values

Or examine them for the first time. It’s easy to assume that every one is aware of their values. But some people just live unaware of their values.

Consciously re-examine your values. Your values will always make it clear to you what you want in life.

Now that you are clear on your values, you can begin to pinpoint the things you should do away with.

Those things will highly likely be your stressors, so this tips is extremely important if you want to live stress free.

 

  • Tip # 3: Forgive yourself

You can’t begin to live stress free if you can’t forgive yourself. You are swimming in guilt or regrets and therefore you have too much stress on your hands.

Remember life is for everyone to enjoy. And it’s a journey, not a destination. Just because you took a detour to the wrong side doesn’t mean you can’t find your way back to the right path.

Work toward becoming a better person. Let your mistakes be life lessons. Everyone makes mistakes, remember that.

Let the mistakes of your past be your past, and those include the mistakes you made yesterday because now they are in the past.

 

  • Tip #4: Forgive others

Just as it’s important to forgive yourself, it’s equally important that you forgive others for the wrongs they’ve done to you.

Others are just as worthy of forgiveness as you are. Forgiving others frees you more than it frees them.

I’m sure you know what I mean. Have you ever been in the same room as a friend who wronged you a few months ago?

You are still pouting and sulking in the corner and they are laughing with everybody else and having a good time?

I know the feeling. And it just makes you look and feel stupid. Forgive others and free yourself to also enjoy yourself at all times.

Read my post on a simple healthy lifestyle requires forgiveness.

 

  • Tip #5: Accept your life just the way it is

Yes. This is also very important if you want to live stress free.

So what if your life is pretty bad right now? I know you are wondering about that.

Then accept it just the way it is. Accepting it doesn’t mean settling in it. It means consciously acknowledging it instead of running away from it in denial.

Whatever your life circumstances, accept them. If you’ve been in jail, or you are in jail, accept that.

If you’ve been an abusive spouse, then accept that.

Only when you accept your life circumstances can you begin to take steps to improve them. This will definitely help you to live stress free.

 

  • Tip #6: Think the best of every situation

I don’t care what it is. Divorce, disease, failing at school, getting fired from work, you name it.

These are bad situations, I know. But it’s the bad situations that always teach us the best lessons in life as long as we don’t play the victim but accept them.

So always see the best of whatever situation you find yourself in. I guarantee that this will help you live stress free.

 

  • Tip #7: Be present in everything you do

It’s easy to be preoccupied with other things while we are doing one thing, and this elevates stress.

If you are washing dishes, but now you are worried about paying the bills and the kids’ tuition, and the mortgage, then stress is bound to overwhelm you.

Instead, learn to be present in what you are doing. You can teach yourself to think of only washing the dishes.

You can compartmentalize everything so that you don’t let your stressors dominate all your time. This way you don’t let stress prevent you from being productive.

Read 8 simple but effective strategies to be productive.

 

  • Tip #8: Leave the future where it’s supposed to be, in the future

Don’t stress about the unreal. Everything in the future is unreal; have you ever thought about that? That wedding you are planning for Christmas, it’s unreal. That house you are going to buy next summer, that’s unreal.

That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t plan for them. But you should remember that tomorrow is unknown and things might turn out differently than you thought, or they might not even happen at all.

So, in this midst of the unknown, why stress? No, focus on what you can do now and leave the future to God to handle.

 

  • Tip #9: Declutter your life

And do this in every way imaginable if you want to live stress free. People have a lot of stress because they have a lot of material, mental, emotional, financial, intellectual and social clutter. If only they could declutter their lives.

You don’t need all those other things outside of your basic needs. Stop hoarding stuff because managing it means stress. Simplify your life in the best possible way.

Soon I’ll dedicate an entire to post to decluttering your life, so please keep following my posts.

 

  • Tip #10: Be grateful

I’m surprised by people who roll their eyes at this tip. Don’t underestimate the significance of gratitude if you want to live stress free.

Most people can’t get out of stress because instead of being grateful for the good things in their lives, they are busy whining about the bad things in their lives.

Sometimes they whine even about the good things because they’ve become blind to how lucky they are.

If you are like that, it’s time to change. Gratitude is the best antidote for stress, so take a spoonful and live stress free.

 

The final word

The decision to live stress free is well within your reach; you just have to make it. If you are used to living with stress, then the thought that you can live stress free can seem inconceivable and unreal at first.

But it is your right as a child of God to live stress free and enjoy the life God has blessed you with.

Many people have died and many are dying right now, so you are blessed to still be alive. Don’t let one more moment of your life go wasted as you wallow in stress.

You can make a choice to be happy from this moment forth. All it takes is a decision to be happy. I recommend 17 simple things you must do to become happier.

Also check out how to be free from anger.

 

Thank you for reading this post. What do you think of it? Are you trying to live stress free? Then please share with us how you are going about doing that.

 

 

 

 

How to avoid being taken advantage of in relationships

You can make a decision to avoid being taken advantage of in relationships right now.

Remember that a simple healthy lifestyle requires healthy relationships.

But if you realize that a relationship is anything but healthy, and you feel like you are being violated, then it’s time to take a step.

So how exactly do you do that?

 

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  • Have the right intentions for getting involved with other people

Your own selfish intentions about starting relationships can be the ones making it difficult for you to avoid being taken advantage of.

If you are in a relationship for money, for example, then it’s easy to succumb to abuse, as long as you get the money you are looking for.

To avoid being taken advantage of, go into your relationships based only on love  and all the other right intentions of trust, genuine companionship, honesty, etc.

 

  • Know yourself

Sometimes you can’t avoid being taken advantage of because you don’t know yourself.

You are swayed by whatever happens in the relationship, whatever the other person asks of you, however unfair.

So, know yourself and be acquainted with your own values. Only when you are clear about your values will you not allow them to be compromised.

I recommend 6 useful tips to know yourself better.

The best way to know yourself is to read the word of God. It’s the perfect mirror of who God created you to be.

2 Timothy 1 v 7: God’s spirit doesn’t make cowards out of us. The spirit gives us power, love and self-control. (CEV)

Romans 8 v 37: … in all things we have complete victory through him who loved us! (GNB)

Hebrews 2 v 8: …God has put everything under our power and has not left anything out of our power…(CEV)

There are many more verses that talk of who you are in God’s eyes. So pick up the word of God and immerse yourself in it.

Meditate on it until it is completely carved into your heart. Live by it. If you have trouble understanding the bible, then I recommend 6 easy tips to help you understand your bible.

Also read 10 easy tips to improve your prayer life.

 

  • Be clear about what you want

If you want to avoid being taken advantage of, then be firm about what you want. Let your yes mean yes and no mean no.

What does that mean? It simply means, don’t be ambiguous about anything. If the other person asks something of you and you don’t want to do it, then be firm in saying no.

And make sure to be vocal about what you want so you can avoid being taken advantage of. Don’t assume that will be clear to the other person. No. Clearly communicate it.

 

  • Get out of unhealthy relationships

You already know that a healthy relationship is based on love, trust, honesty, mutual respect, etc.

Any relationship that falls short of these qualities is not worth being in. So, if you are sure that there’s no hope of the relationship being redeemed, then it’s time to let go of it so you can avoid being taken advantage of.

It’s in unhealthy relationships that people are mostly taken advantage of. So, make sure all your relationships are healthy.

 

  • Be assertive in accepting correction and advice

Just because now you are clear about what you want doesn’t mean you should be stubborn.

Remember that a healthy relationship is not all about taking; you should be prepared to give as well.

So, don’t be stubborn. Sometimes your obstinacy is the only thing you need to get rid of so you can avoid being taken advantage of.

Be wise and accept correction. Don’t assume you are right every time.

But being timid and gullible is not going to help you either. Be careful about the kind of advice you get because some of it may work against you and not for you.

Learn to be assertive instead. This way, you’ll be wise enough to accept correction without being manipulated. This will definitely help you to avoid being taken advantage of.

Read my post on 9 effective tips to improve your self esteem.

 

  • Don’t draw rash conclusions about the other person

Being judgmental is definitely a stumbling block when you are trying to avoid being taken advantage of.

Don’t assume the worst of the other person, or you’ll just perpetuate that assumption and actually draw out the worst in that person.

Always give the other person the benefit of the doubt. Actually, do better by thinking the best of them.

Did you know that thinking the best of a bad person can actually draw out the good in them? People act decent when we make it clear it to them that we think they are decent.

 

  • Ask questions

Sometimes all you need to do to avoid being taken advantage of is ask questions.

When the other person does something that you feel puts you at a disadvantage, then simply ask them questions without being accusatory.

You might discover the root cause of why they do the things they do. Then you can both work toward improving things so you can avoid being taken advantage of again.

If you are wondering how to go about asking questions then I suggest you read my post on 12 easy tips to become a good conversationalist.

 

  • Forgive

Yes, if you want to avoid being taken advantage of, then playing tit for tat isn’t going to help you.

If you feel that you’ve been wronged, then doing the same thing to the other person is not going to avenge you. It’s only going to make things worse by perpetuating the cycle of abuse.

So, refuse to take revenge against the other person. Instead, forgive them and move on. Don’t keep reminding them of their mistakes. Forgive them and learn to trust them again. Forgiveness heals many ills.

 

  • Accept each other just as you are

Don’t try to change the other person. This will just backfire on you. People are to be loved, not fixed.

Likewise, refuse to let the other person change you if you want to avoid being taken advantage of.

Remember, there’s nothing wrong with you. That doesn’t mean you can’t improve on your behavior. But the choice to do so should be yours and not imposed on you by the other person.

 

The final word

If you want to enjoy healthy relationships as a key component of enjoying a simple healthy lifestyle, then you have to take the necessary measures to avoid being taken advantage of.

Follow the tips above and many other tips so you can avoid being taken advantage of. Please note that you should also use the tips above to avoid taking advantage of others.

Remember that relationships are partnerships. They are about mutual love, trust, honesty and respect, so play your role in making yours healthy.

 

Thank you for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed it. What do you think of it? What are your own tips on how to avoid being taken advantage of? Please share with us by commenting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Break your google habit with these 8 easy tips

If you are looking to break your google habit then you are in good company. Google has run my life for the past few years.

But now I can boldly say that I’ve found the tips that are really working to break this habit. I’ll get onto them immediately.

 

A picture for easy tips to break your google habit

 

  • Tip #1: Trust your own instinct

You might be struggling to break your google habit because you’ve completely abandoned your own instinct.

Now with the internet, people have taken it to do everything for them and they’ve completely forgotten how to listen to their gut. Trust the natural mechanisms God has endowed you with so you can break your Google habit.

You no longer have to struggle with healthy eating if you learn to listen to your body. Check out my post on how to listen to your body.

Don’t google, ‘when should I eat?’ Instead, eat when you are hungry and stop when you feel full. You don’t need google for that.

 

  • Tip #2: Step away from your screen

Sometimes that’s all it takes to break your google habit. I realize I tend to google things a lot when I’m in front of my computer.

You can’t google if you are not in front of your computer, or your phone. So step away from the screen to  break your google habit and give your eyes a rest.

 

  • Tip #3: Talk to people

I mean real people, not google. Face to face conversations are the best. Even making a phone call to ask a friend or a relative something is far better than googling.

If you feel like you can’t face people or start a conversation with them, then I suggest you read my post on 12 easy tips to become a good conversationalist.

Also read 12 easy tips to make friends easily.

It might be that you are scared of talking to people because you’ve chosen to keep away and be on your computer or phone instead.

Talking to people will give you more satisfaction than spending all your time in front of the screen. It will give you a wide range of people to choose from for your conversations and for sharing your life with.

Remember that a simple healthy lifestyle requires healthy relationships.

 

  • Tip #4: Read print books

Print books are a great tool to use of you want to break your google habit. There isn’t any answer you can’t find in a book.

So, get into the habit of reading actual books. Go to your local library and read a print book. I find print books to engage you better than audio or ebooks.

But even with books, you have to be careful what you read because you don’t want to end up subjecting yourself to the same thing you subject yourself to when you google.

My post on are you aware of what you read? will be very helpful to you.

 

  • Tip #5: Be productive with your time

You might struggle to break your google habit if you have ample free time on your hands. It makes sense, because with nothing to do, you can’t help but google everything.

Now, make it a point to be engaged throughout your day. That doesn’t have to mean working from morning to evening. You can be productive in your leisure time too by making the most of your leisure time and being present.

If you are strict about being productive, you’ll definitely break your google habit.

I recommend my post on 8 effective but simple strategies to be productive.

 

  • Tip #6: Cultivate self-reliance

I realize that it can be difficult to break your google habit if you are too dependent on other people for your everyday answers.

You feel like you must ask questions before you do anything. You are not self-reliant enough to actually make decisions on your own.

I suggest you step away from that dependence by cultivating self-knowledge. Spend time alone and learn about yourself.

This way you’ll learn to enjoy hearing other people’s opinions without being entirely reliant on them and knowing the final decision lies solely with you.

Read my post on 6 useful tips to know yourself better.

Read my other post on do you have the guts to live life on your own terms?

 

  • Tip #7: Be the one to offer some advice

This might just help you break your google habit because now instead of rushing to get the advice of google, you are offering advice instead.

Be that go-to person for others when they need advice. Give it from the heart. Be genuine and humble in your approach to others’ questions. God will bless you with more wisdom to impart to others.

 

  • Tip #8: Cultivate spontaneity

Are you the kind of person who googles the weather for the following five days even though you have nowhere to go and you work indoors?

Then you need to start cultivating some spontaneity so you can break from your google habit.

Even if you have to go somewhere, you don’t have to worry about the weather. People have been traveling long before they could check the weather on google. Let nature take its own course in such matters.

 

The final word

It’s really not that hard to break your google habit. With determination and patience, you can and you will succeed in doing so. Don’t let the internet take over your own God-given ability to think. Use what God has given you and don’t let it go to waste.

 

Thank you for reading this post. Do you also need to break your google habit? Have you succeeded? Please let us know how.

Even if you are still trying to break your google habit, let us know what has been working for you so far, and what hasn’t.

Every exercise beginner needs these 10 must-know tips

Everyone has to start somewhere, so if you are an exercise beginner lost as to how you should begin your workouts, then you are in the right place.

 

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Let me remind you that a simple healthy lifestyle requires exercise. Yet four years ago as an exercise beginner, when I first embarked on my journey of enjoying a simple healthy lifestyle, I had no idea where to start.

To jog or to walk? Were those even enough? Squats? I didn’t even like them and didn’t understand how they worked.

I knew very little about exercising. Though I was determined to exercise, the unknown about exercising was a little off-putting.

But I did it. Four years later, I’m still going strong in my workouts.

 

So, read these 10 tips every exercise beginner must know. I guarantee they’ll work for you.

 

  • Tip #1: Determine why you want to exercise

This tip is very important if you are an exercise beginner. It might seem like an obvious tip. You might be thinking, ‘duh, everyone wants to exercise for better health.’

But don’t take things lightly. Even if that’s a simple question to answer, you have to consciously and intentionally think about it.

You’ll realize that the ‘why’ will surpass the ‘how.’ Though you are lost as to how to start, the ‘why’ of doing it will be strong enough to compel you to start.

 

  • Tip #2: Clearly define your fitness goals

So you are an exercise beginner and you’ve just determined why you want to exercise. Already that’s tremendous progress.

Now, clearly define your goals. Where do you see yourself in fitness in 2 years, 5 years, 10 years and more?

By clearly defining your fitness goals as an exercise beginner, you are propelled even further on your exercise.

 

  • Tip #3: Find exercises that you love

No one told me this as an exercise beginner. I watched YouTube and blindly copied celebrities’ exercise styles.

It took me a long time to learn that I’d never stick to exercise if I kept doing the exercises I hated.

So I soon discovered exercises that worked for me, and I haven’t looked back since.

 

  • Tip #4: Find a time that works for you

If it’s morning, that’s great. Read my post on here are 5 reasons why morning exercise is better for you.

But don’t think for a second that you are doomed if you feel morning exercise is not for you.

Find a time that works for you. If it’s afternoon, go for it; the same thing with evening.

 

  • Tip #5: Take rest days

As an exercise beginner, you want to appropriate rest days into your routine. Just because you are a beginner doesn’t mean you have to kill yourself for two months, exercising everyday.

No, that will just exhaust you so much you might just quit exercising altogether.

Learn to listen to your body so you know when to take rest days. I recommend my post on how to listen to your body.

I also recommend how to know when to take a break from exercise.

Also check out 5 reasons why rest days are good for you.

 

Rest days will give your body the chance to repair and restore itself so you can return to your workouts with vigor.

Exercising for too long can be off-putting, especially for an exercise beginner. It can also lead to boredom. Taking rest days just might be the cure for that boredom.

Read my post on 7 simple tips to cure boredom during exercise.

 

  • Tip #6: Learn from others

It’s OK to learn from others if you are an exercise beginner.

Just remember that at the end of the day, you have to tailor  other people’s advice to better suit you instead of copying the advice just as it is when it clearly doesn’t work for you.

As you do your walk in the park, or around the neighborhood, you’ll definitely meet people who are trying to achieve similar goals. Don’t be scared to spark up a conversation about exercise, or to ask for their advice.

You can’t bring yourself to start a conversation? Then read my post on 12 easy tips to become a good conversationalist.

 

  • Tip #7: Stay away from the mirror

During my time as an exercise beginner, I’d step in front of the mirror everyday to judge my progress, even a mere few days after starting my workouts.

If my thighs burned, then I figured they looked toned. And I was always disappointed to realize that wasn’t the case every time I stepped in front of the mirror.

Stay away from the mirror. The mirror is not the perfect gauge for your progress.

You might not see the benefits of exercise manifested on the outside, but they are already taking place on the inside, even for an exercise beginner. Take pride in that.

 

  • Tip #8: Judge your progress over the long term rather than the short term

This follows perfectly from Tip #7. Exercise as a key component of enjoying a simple healthy lifestyle should be a lifelong journey. You should be firm about that as an exercise beginner.

So instead of judging your progress every month, do it every year. You are in it for the long run, remember? Be patient with yourself.

 

  • Tip #9: Don’t compare yourself to anyone

This is a tip that almost every exercise beginner misses. They want to compare themselves to those people who’ve been exercising for years.

Doing that will just demoralize you. You have to work hard and be patient so you can reach your fitness goals the same way those people did to achieve their own fitness goals.

You’ll want to read my post on how to stop comparing yourself to others.

 

  • Tip #10: Be grateful

Yes. There are many out there who can’t even start exercising. But you’ve made a decision to start. That’s highly commendable.

There’s always plenty to be grateful for even as an exercise beginner. Be grateful that you are alive and that you are taking correct steps to better your life.

Also be grateful for your progress. Gratitude will work wonders in propelling you toward success in your journey of enjoying a simple healthy lifestyle.

 

The final word

I commend you as an exercise beginner for making the decision to make exercise a part of your life. You have to remember to work diligently and patiently to make exercise a habit, just like with everything else in life.

Just take things step by step. Don’t rush into doing anything you are not ready for. Do what works for you and take pride in it. Again, congratulations. You are well on your way to enjoying a simple healthy lifestyle.

 

Thank you for reading this post. Are you an exercise beginner? What are your own tips? Please share with us by commenting.

Or maybe you’ve been exercising for a while now. Please do share your tips of how you managed as an exercise beginner.

7 easy steps to help you find rest in God

In your everyday life, you must strive to find rest in God.

Otherwise you take the weight of the world on your shoulders and let me tell you, that’s a battle you are certainly going to lose.

 

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What does it mean to find rest in God?

It means resting in God while you do your daily work.

A lot of people misunderstand the phrase ‘to find rest in God’ to mean that they fold their hands, sit back and retire from work.

No, it doesn’t mean that. In fact, the scenario above defines laziness. And the bible sternly warns us against becoming lazy.

Instead, to find rest in God means not worrying about anything while you do what you have to do. You are relaxed as you go about your daily hassle, trusting God to take care of you.

It’s important to find rest in God because only then can he make a move in your life. God won’t compete with you. So while you are struggling to make everything happen on your own, he’ll sit back and watch you.

But as soon as you cast your care on him, let him know and show him that you trust him for your provision, then he’ll take care of you.

 

So how do you find rest in God?

  • Step #1: Read his word

By now you should know that God’s word is the ultimate truth. You can’t successfully maneuver through life outside of his word and his counsel.

Read my post on a simple healthy lifestyle requires spirituality.

Immerse yourself in the word and let it carve itself into your heart. Live by it. Things might seem impossible but that’s according to your understanding, which is far from sufficient.

Proverbs 3 v 5: Trust in the Lord with all you heart. Never rely on what you think you know. (GNB)

Proverbs 3 v 5: Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. (MSG)

Proverbs 3 v 5: Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. (KJV)

Those are just three translations of the same verse. There are many more translations for your convenience so you can find rest in God.

If you have trouble understanding the bible, read my post on 6 easy tips to help you understand your bible.

 

  • Step #2: Pray

All along I’ve been making the mistake of lumping prayer and word study into one step.

But there are a lot of people who diligently and faithfully read the word, but then fail to pray, hence I’m putting prayer on its own category.

Prayer is effective because it’s your communication with God. Find rest in God by asking for his help.

Remember that prayer is a two way street. So remember to listen to what God is saying instead of you talking the entire time.

Read my post on 10 easy tips to improve your prayer life.

Also read this post on 5 ways to position yourself to hear from God.

 

  • Step #3: Be productive

This is a very important step.

Like I said earlier, to find rest in God doesn’t mean to be inactive or to cease working. It means to trust God while you are working.

Now, we must remember to be productive at all times. Productivity is not only important when you are doing your office job, or your studying. It’s also important and applicable in your leisure time.

So, do the best you can in the job that pays your bills, and do the best you can in your leisure time.  Do your day job, and in your leisure time, entertain yourself in the word, meditating on it until God’s promise of rest echoes in every fiber of your being.

Read my post on 8 effective but simple strategies to be productive.

Also read my post on this is what you didn’t know about meditation.

 

  • Step #4: Remove money as an issue

I know money is at the center of everything, and is the cause of stress for most people. But it’s very possible to live a simple healthy lifestyle with less than what you are spending right now.

Don’t be one of those people who work themselves to the bone just so they can afford unnecessary expenses.

Lead a minimalistic life that removes money as an issue and you’ll definitely find rest in God. Don’t be obsessed with money because that’s a burden that will separate you from God.

Hebrews 13 v 5: Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, “I will never leave you; I will never abandon you.” (GNB)

Read my post on here’s the truth you didn’t know about money so you can know the real place of money in your life.

 

Step #5: Be of service to others

Reaching out to others always works the trick of making you less self-absorbed.

Sometimes you think you are struggling, and then you take one look at someone else’s life and you realize there are people with bigger problems out there.

So, in your journey to find rest in God, focus less on yourself and more on others. Give whatever you think you don’t have enough of; your money, your time, your resources. This will make you feel richer and more fortunate.

Read my tips on 8 important tips to be more generous.

 

Step #6: Find a support system

You will remember that a simple healthy lifestyle requires healthy relationships.

Your support system must be people who love God. They must have found rest in God or aiming to find rest in God.

Your support system can’t be that pessimistic friend who worries about every little thing.

But it can be your family, your work colleagues, your friends, or your local church.

 

Step #7: Be grateful

This is very important. When you are trying to find rest in God, it’s easy to become selfish and think all about yourself and what you are trying to achieve.

Realize at this very moment that you already have God’s blessings with you. You are alive and that’s more important than anything else. Be grateful for that and many more things that are going on in your life.

I have a post on are you aware of God’s blessings for you?

Take it a step further by being grateful for your challenges because they teach you a lot.

If you read the word of God, you’ll notice that he calls for us to be grateful.

Philippians 4 v 6: Don’t worry about anything, but in all your prayers ask God for what you need, always asking him with a thankful heart. (GNB)

So, instead of complaining in your prayers, offer thanksgiving to God who continues to give us more than we deserve. Gratitude is a virtue we all must work hard to possess.

 

The final word

We need to strive to find rest in God. It’s the only way we’ll survive this hyperactive, stressed world.

Let’s not be lazy but do all that the word says we must do to find rest in God. Then we’ll have the kind of peace we won’t even be able to explain to those around us, and we can help them achieve that peace too.

 

Thank you for reading this post. What are your own steps to find rest in God? Please share with us by commenting.