Depression can be perpetuated by focusing on ourselves and our own pain, but when we focus instead on others and their needs, our own pain is lessened. It makes us feel good and gives us a fresh perspective of the verse in Nehemiah 8:10 that says, “the joy of the Lord is my strength.” Read more for how to shift your focus when you’re feeling down or in despair.
Jami Amerine and I talk about learning to live from a place of grace. Jami shares how living from grace begins with your mindset and what you focus on because what you focus on grows. We also talked about how we can break free from religious constraints so we can really experience Jesus more fully.
As a neuropsychologist, one of the greatest challenges I’ve encountered has been teaching the importance of our mindset, and what we spend time focusing on. When we focus on feelings of anxiety or depression, those feelings grow. Focusing on God helps our day seem better, brighter and more encouraged. Read more for the science behind how what you focus on grows and how you can actually put that into practice.
It’s important to pay attention to what we are focusing on. What we focus on grows and impacts the quality of our day for better or for worse. We’ll talk about the neurological reason why this happens! And, we’ll discuss how to improve your day with some simple steps on how to focus on God instead of problems.