During the first month of the ARISE membership, Eric and April had a live call with the community, and after discussing that week’s “Gap Analysis Worksheet,” they answered questions that were submitted during the call.
In this podcast, we will share some of the most powerful questions and answers that will likely offer support to you in your current situation:
What is your advice for strengthening our patience with ourselves?
Learning to be patient with ourselves is a process, and it is helpful to take a step back and think about where these impatient thoughts are coming from. This impatience is indicative of your good intentions, and it can motivate you to develop towards your desired outcome.
How do you determine where you want to be?
What is your next step in this particular project or area of development in a certain aspect of your life? We can’t just jump from Point A to Point B—instead, we need to take small steps in that direction. What makes your heart leap and what gives you the energy and motivation to continue?
How do you keep yourself from falling into depression when you have so many things you want to change, but it feels so overwhelming?
There is a given circumstance and then there are the thoughts you have about that circumstance. Two individuals might be experiencing the exact same situations, but one might be feeling consumed by their thought surrounding that situation, leading to stress, depression, and feelings of inadequacy. How can we reframe and restructure these thoughts?
Robin A Hempel says
I am learning to be more patience every day. Besides all I am gaining through ARISE, I am involved in a stress-busting caregiver group and am using their suggestions along with getting to know myself better to help me understand that I can’t be all things for all people and that I have to remember to honor my own needs along with supporting those that need me on a 24/7 basis. If I only accomplish 3 things on my list today, I know that I have done well and have helped each of us to be more patient just by modelling it myself. I have read a few of the books you have suggested and have learned to be good to myself as I learn to practice patience in all areas of my life. Rome was not built in a day. Even more to the point, I am constantly reminding myself that I am on a journey to heaven and working to be the best I can be, and learning that it will take lots of work and patience. Biggest support comes from God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, who have provided me with the amazing and supportive helpmate, my husband.
April Perry says
Robin, it sounds like you are learning some amazing things. So grateful to have you with us!!