Sunday, June 29, 2014

Organize your life to make sure you won't burn out - Part 3

This is the third part in the series to Organize your life to make sure you won't burn out 

2. Be thankful

1 Thessalonians 5:15-18

The Message (MSG)

13-15 Get along among yourselves, each of you doing your part. Our counsel is that you warn the freeloaders to get a move on. Gently encourage the stragglers, and reach out for the exhausted, pulling them to their feet. Be patient with each person, attentive to individual needs. And be careful that when you get on each other’s nerves you don’t snap at each other. Look for the best in each other, and always do your best to bring it out.
16-18 Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.

Bible tells us to be thankful and to have a positive attitude towards to life over and over again.

It is not surprising that modern research have found out about the huge impact that thankfulness and positive attitude have in a person’s brain and body.

There are research results that indicate that the stress hormone cortisol levels lowered 23% percent in the brain when a person thought about what they were thankful for.

Positive thinking lowers down the stress concentrating your thoughts into something else than the things causing you the stress.

Positive thinking and thankfulness

Make a conscious decision to think about something positive that happened to you every day.

Make a list of three things that you are thankful for that day at the end of every day.

Positive view of life does not mean ignoring the difficult and painful issues.

Instead it means denying you wallowing on them or asking yourself “what if”.

That way it prevents the downward spiral of negative thoughts because that is what sucks all your strength for certain.

If your negative thoughts contain stigmatizing words like “never” or “always” or “a complete failure” write them down and go them through with another person.

That way you can be certain that they are not true but just your feelings.

Concentrate on facts instead of feelings.

This is the third part in series about Organizing your life to make sure you won't burn out

If you with to read the first part, go to Part 1

If you want to read the second part, go to Part 2 


  1. I try to stay positive. everything seems harder when you look at the negative side of things.

  2. Positive thinking can make a big difference in a person, I believe that everyone should give it a try sometime.

  3. I agree, you can still be positive without ignoring the challenges. When you make a conscious effort to be positive, the results end up much more nicely than they do when negativity is permitted to creep in.

  4. I find that when I'm being unorganized, unconcious of getting enough sleep I become really overwhelmed.

  5. I like the idea of writing down 3 things I am thankful for. It sure would make a difference on hard days. Thanks for sharing. Sweet faces in your pictures!

  6. Through struggles with depression, I learned the power of perspective. When you focus on blessings more than sufferings, life is much happier.