"Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers." (3 John 1:2 NKJV)
Sometimes, you get caught up in the web of life activities, and you lose touch with your inner self. You feel consumed, your strength wanes and you prefer being alone than keeping company with friends and family.
Your well-being is as important to God as it is important to you. God desires that you prosper in health and in mind also. His expectation is that we love with our heart, soul and mind (Matthew 22:37). It will be difficult to love God wholly and wholesomely when our hearts is cumbered with different things.
When you have little or no motivation
There are times you will have little or no motivation. You will realize you lack strength to go about your usual activities. Although, some people associate lack of motivation to depression, they are two different things that sometimes overlap. When you feel this way, you need to know that as much as it concerns you, it also concerns God, so you are not alone.
You need to be sincere enough to admit you lack motivation. Your sincerity should bring you to journalling. This is about writing how you feel from day to day. You can also try to write the reason you feel that way. People can lack motivation for various reasons. You need to know the cause before you can know the proper solution or therapy to engage.
Sometimes, writing helps you transfer your feelings from your heart to paper. You sincerity can also bring you to talk to your friends and family about it. In addition, you could need to see therapist to work through it together. This website aims to assist you by helping you to get up, feel alright and do great things that would make you feel great about yourself and your walk with the Lord.
How to value yourself
It is good for you to have self-worth. The most inspiring thing you can do for yourself is to love and value yourself. When you have a sense of value about yourself, it paints a good picture in a way that others have no choice than to value you. When you feel valued, it sparks your energy and makes you feel good about yourself.
To value yourself, you need to love yourself. The love you have for yourself makes the love you have for others healthy. Until you cultivate self-love, your love for others will make no sense. Even the Second law of the New Testaments says, "Love your neighbor as yourself". You are not to love your neighbor more than yourself.
Your happiness is priority. It should matter to you than what others feel about you. When you are happy, it energize you to become a better individual, and also makes your relationship with others healthy. Do not focus on your weaknesses alone. There is no human who is total, perfect or complete. We only keep our shortcomings in perspective.
Aside loving yourself, to value yourself stop comparing yourself and others. You will keep seeing what you lack that others have. The Bible says,
"For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise." (2 Corinthians 10:12 NKJV)
Also, gratitude is very important to feeling value. Appreciate all you have. You can start with a daily gratitude moment. Mention the people and things in your life that you are grateful for, and also send text messages to those who have helped you in a way or the other. You will be surprised to see the response you will get, and how you are important to them.
Boosting your mental health
The mental health is as important as the physical health. We engage in exercises to boost our physical health. There are things you engage in that boost your mental health. These include, speaking positively to yourself (there is power in positive thinking and positive speaking), write a gratitude note on what and who you are grateful for, let go of your past and avoid the anxiety of the future so you can live one day at a time to the best, then exercise (it has a way of boosting the mind), and eat well.
“It takes you being at Liberty to walk in Greatness.”