10. Stay In Touch With Family & Friends, & Have The Right Priorities. God is our number one friend. Don’t forget to keep in regular contact with him just like you would an earthly friend. The more you grow in your relationship with God, the more you’ll discover what an awesome friend he is.
If you are married, your spouse should be your best friend (after God). If your spouse is not your best friend, take the time to pray and work on making that the case. Surround yourself with people who are positive, beneficial, encouraging, inspiring, motivating and helpful.
Our friends should however not just make us feel good – We also need friends that will lovingly tell us the truth to help us become better people when there is a need to (even when it hurts), not friends that will instead criticize us behind our back. Maintain your relationships by keeping in touch, making an effort and regularly spending and enjoying time with your loved ones. Rejoice and celebrate with each other. Support each other through tough or rough times. Be ever thankful for the friendship, companionship and love you share. Keep in touch, and don’t forget to always show the people in your life that you care about them.
11. Explore, Go Out, Read, Sing , Dance…Have FUN! Take the time to do things that you know will lift your spirits. Sing & Dance as often and as much as you possibly can. Put on some of your favorite uplifting music, something you know will get you in the mood to dance and sing – whether on or off key:). . Go out and have some fun with friends or/and family. Indulge in simple pleasures regularly, for instance try to make time to curl up and watch or read something that will make you smile or laugh from time to time. You can read uplifting verses from the Bible. Read a really nice novel while munching on some yummy snacks. Enjoy life, rejoice, and be glad!
12. Relax, & SLEEP! Seriously. Lighten up and try your best to avoid things that bring you stress, as stress can cause many mental, physical and spiritual problems. Take practical steps towards improving the things you can change and don’t brood over things you can’t control. Set aside time each day to simply relax and not have to worry about anything. Take Vacations. Regularly take the time to relax with your loved ones too.
I cannot over emphasize the importance of getting enough rest! Make sure you get enough sleep and rest regularly. Rest your body, and rest your mind. Wake up refreshed and ready to face (and enjoy) another new day, by God’s grace.
Bible Verses about Resting, Sleeping, Relaxing
May God’s Love, Peace and Joy ever dwell in your heart. Amen!
More Happy, Joyful, Cheerful and Uplifting Bible Verses & Prayers
(Bible Verses about Finding Joy, Bible Verses about Staying Joyful, Bible Verses about Finding Happiness)
Job 8:21 “He will once again fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.” (NLT)
Nehemiah 8:10 “…for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” (KJV)
Galatians 5:22 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” (NASB)
Psalm 9:1-2 “I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works. I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.” (NKJV)
Psalm 92:4 “For You, O LORD, have made me glad by what You have done, I will sing for joy at the works of Your hands.” (NASB)
Psalm 30:11 “You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness.” (NKJV)
Isaiah 55:12 “For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; The mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.” (ESV)
Psalm 4:7 “You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound.” (ESV)
John 15:11 “These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.” (NASB)
Romans 15:13 “I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” (NLT)
Thanks for reading, Dear Friends – Have a wonderfully blessed, stress-free, productive, and joyful day!
Much Love & Blessings,
Bomi Jolly ~ JollyNotes.com
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