Sometimes the challenges in our lives need to be singled out and faced head-on! That can be hard, but exhilarating when we do it. That’s why the I in S.M.I.L.E. (the acronym that helps reduce my anxiety and depression) stands for Isolate the Issue.
Here are some examples of how to apply this mental high method for greater joy. For more examples and a sample of my book that goes into this topic in more detail, click here.
If there’s a stress that’s weighing you down and you can do something about it, do it! Feeling sluggish? Eat better. Fighting forgiveness? Pray about it. Getting ahead of yourself? Slow down and make a plan. And then…GO FOR IT! Try again when your first attempts fail, because they probably will. That’s OK. Success is for the steadfast. You will manage and overcome if you keep trying and rising!
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