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The Christian Guide to Beating Anxiety

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Do you believe stress is something to be avoided? Scientists say a moderate amount of stress is motivational and makes us mentally tougher. But if high levels of stress are interfering with your life, these tips from our Gainesville anxiety services will help you deal with stress as God intended.

Be Honest with Yourself

Many of us fear being seen as weak or ineffective, so we feel we have to push through stress and anxiety. There’s no shame in recognizing a problem and seeking a solution. God’s love is unconditional, regardless of our imperfections.

Avoid Self-Medication

As the Apostle Paul wrote, our bodies are living temples with which we give glory to God. Self-medication is no solution to anxiety. Drugs, alcohol and other coping mechanisms merely dull the pain temporarily while creating short- and long-term health risks.

Practice Mindfulness

Computer programmers have a popular saying: “Garbage in, garbage out.” God created our minds as the most sophisticated computers in the world, and if you fill them with negative information your thoughts and emotions will follow suit.

Embrace Your Faith

Your identity and self-worth go beyond what you see and feel. God gave you a purpose, so remind yourself of that calling with regular prayer, Scripture readings and Christian fellowship.

Turning to God in Times of Stress

Is stress distracting you from leading a well-rounded Christian life? Our Gainesville anxiety services are here to help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.