Having Joy While Managing Mental Illness – Week of October 16th, 2017

Memory Verse of the Week

Isaiah 40:31

But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.


Staying Educated


Rule Your Mind

To have my life in an unorganized state completely wrecks havoc with my mind.  I find that the more that my house gets unorganized, the more my mind responds to the mess.  Everything needs to be in its place.  Chaos and the inability to organize my schedule, house, and life in general may be a precipitating factor into a spiraling whirlwind of an inability to cope.  However, the other way of seeing things may actually be going on.  For instance, the inability to cope may be causing the chaos.  Whatever the cause, ultimately the response is the same – inability to keep my thoughts straight.  Generally, keeping the house organized is a must for me, at least for my peace of mind.

Watching my environment and keeping it clean, organized, and calm displays how my mind is dealing with life.  Understanding this aspect of my mental health is critical to my well-being.  A calm, happy, and safe environment brings about the same sense of peace for me.

Knowing this – today will be a beautiful day.

Quote For The Week

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.  You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror.  I can take the next thing that comes along.’  

Eleanor Roosevelt