Dealing With Feelings of Heaviness

Acknowledge the feeling (feelings are normal)

Balance your thoughts. If your feelings are leading to negative thoughts or thoughts that overwhelm you to the point that you can’t think of anything else then you have a problem. For example, feeling fear is normal but fear should not overwhelm you to the point that you can’t move forward or do the things that you need to do)

Accurate Information (obtain information about what is causing your negative thoughts and feelings)

Strategize – Once you obtain the information begin to develop a plan to deal with what is causing the negative feelings. If you find yourself worrying and thinking about something over and over again, pull out a pen and paper and begin to develop a plan. What would happen if your fears came true? How would you cope? What can you do now to prepare?

Pray and Praise – Then pray and praise. Reflect on the bad things in your life that you have already overcome and begin to thank God. Remember how he brought you out before. Praise and prayer keeps you from worrying so much