85: 5 Soul Care Gifts to Give Yourself This Year, Pt 2: Choose Honest Reflection - Vibrant Christian Living

85: 5 Soul Care Gifts to Give Yourself This Year, Pt 2: Choose Honest Reflection

Are you dealing with anger, frustration or other difficult emotions, but you keep ignoring them? You know you need to confront what’s bothering you, but you don’t address it because life is busy and you tell yourself you don’t have time. 
 
Today we’re talking about the gift of honest reflection—an important soul care gift that allows us to consider our emotions and feelings with godly kindness, compassion and grace.

If you're a busy mom like me, you need today's episode to manage your emotions, renew your mind and find true joy and soul replenishment!

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How can we be honest with ourselves about difficult emotions that build up over time? In Part 2 of our “5 Soul Care Gifts to Give Yourself This Year” podcast series we’re looking at how honest reflection is a huge part of finding peace, balance and joy.
 
We’ll talk about how to give yourself the gift of honest reflection, even if:
  • you’re not sure what emotions you’re feeling inside; 
  • you’re afraid to be honest about your emotions; 
  • you have anger toward God or questions about your faith;
  • you’re afraid to sit in the pain of the situation.
 
We’ll talk about, with God’s help, we can learn to release the pain of difficult emotions through honest reflection. We’ll also discover how honest reflection can help us embrace both the joy and the difficulties of a situation.
 
God is our loving witness to pain and wants to give you the gift of honest reflection so you can better understand your emotions and find peace and joy. 
 
Join us as we explore the power of honest reflection in today’s episode!
 

Today's Question: Pt 2: Choose Honest Reflection

Here's today's action question to ask yourself (remember–open this gift within the next 24-48 hours so you can take the first step to enjoying this soul care gift!):

What are some of the deeper aches and soul pains I’m experiencing right now? What am I longing for? What might I be disappointed in? What am I frustrated or angry about? What might I be grieving? What may I be running away from?

Take some time to process these questions alone before God in a journal. Remember, it's OK to not have the answers to these questions but to let God speak to you in the midst of the difficult emotions.

Enjoy All the Episodes in the “5 Soul Care Gifts to Give Yourself” Podcast Series

Each episode we’re highlighting 1 of 5 “soul care” gifts you can give yourself so you can:

  • Give glory to God and connect deeply with Him;
  • Serve the ones you love with more joy; and
  • Find YOU again. 

Be sure to listen to the entire podcast series on these soul care gifts as each one builds upon the other:
Ep 84: 5 Soul Care Gifts to Give Yourself Pt 1: Create Space + Solitude

Related Podcast Episodes on Managing Emotions + Honest Reflection:

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Next Steps: Get on the Interest List for the New Managing Thoughts + Emotions Mindset Course Coming in 2021!

Want to learn more about how to manage your negative thoughts, cultivate practical ways to work through tough emotions, lovingly address your inner critic–from a biblical, loving perspective that emphasizes compassion and grace?

I will be releasing a brand new course on managing our minds in 2021 that will be all of this and more!

Right now we're gathering a list of women who would be interested in being the first to hear about this course. The ladies on this list will have the opportunity to participate in a beta version of the course and offer feedback. 
 
This course is going to be POWERFUL as it will be a self-led version of the key principles I use in group and 1:1 coaching to help ladies find spiritual renewal, mindset transformations and renewed purpose.
 
Go here to put your name on the list so you can be one of the first to hear more details about this course and possibly be a part of our beta course!
 

About Alicia Michelle

Alicia Michelle is a certified NeuroCoach™, Bible teacher, speaker and host of the Vibrant Christian Living Podcast and You Tube Show. More importantly, she’s a lover of Jesus, a wife of 20 years to her best friend, and mom of four amazing kids ages 18 to 9. Alicia struggled with overthinking, negative thoughts and “being enough” for most of her adult life until God radically transformed her heart after a life-threatening medical crisis. Now through her signature courses and coaching programs she loves equipping women with practical, scientific and biblically-based mindset tools to help them overcome negative thought patterns and discover more confident, joyful lives in Christ. Listen to her on the podcast or on You Tube; download great resources at VibrantChristianLiving.com; and connect on Facebook and Instagram.

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