Quit Consuming Crappy Content

Mid-Week Motivation 04/10/2024

Quit Consuming Crappy Content

“Quit Consuming Crappy Content”.

What does that mean?

We all generally know that consuming nothing but sweets, candy, greasy food, and soda is not going to produce a very healthy human being.

We know that consumption of these crappy-for-us foods and drinks lead to obesity, diabetes, heart conditions, and more. 

While many of us may struggle to eat healthier, at least most people are aware that consuming those things are unhealthy and will not produce a better, healthier life.

If we know that to be true of our physical bodies, why wouldn’t it be true of our mental and emotional health as well? 

The things we listen to, watch, and the people we hang around have a greater influence on us than we may think. 
 

If you are someone who struggles with anger, maybe you should stop consuming so much political content.

If you struggle maintaining sobriety, maybe you shouldn’t listen to music that talks about drugs, alcohol, partying, and/or gang culture.

If you struggle with infidelity and lust, maybe you shouldn’t watch shows with nudity or sexually explicit content. 

If you want to see change, you can’t keep consuming crappy content that encourages the behaviors you’re trying to stop. 

Take a break from social media, listen to a different music genre, find a different group of friends to hang out with that will encourage you instead of bring you down.

If you or someone you know needs help receiving substance abuse treatment, please call (270) 900-0373 any time, any day, 24/7 for a screening with one of our employees. 

Pride Prevents Progress

Mid-Week Motivation 04/03/2024

Pride Prevents Progress

“Pride Prevents Progress”.

What does that mean?

Pride is something we all struggle with much more than we would like to admit. 

Part of being prideful is being unwilling to accept your own weaknesses and shortcomings.  

We are a very selfish society, and many people carry a “my way or the highway” mentality.

We often times believe the lie that we deserve what we have because we worked hard to accomplish, achieve, and acquire it. We are quick to think we are the only ones who have it all together; we believe that everyone else is doing everything else wrong unless they adopt the way that we do things. 

What would happen if we swallowed our pride and entertain the idea that other people may know more than we do? 

Being prideful prevents society from progressing because we neglect the experiences of other people. 
 

The world is filled with people who were raised differently than we were, taught different than we were, and experienced life different than we did. 

If we remain prideful, we are saying that no one can do what I do as well as I do with as much success as I have. 

Pride is being apathetic to the people around us, their experiences, and their wisdom. 

If we want to properly progress as a society, we must put away our pride, utilize empathy, and give room to the thoughts, ideas, and beliefs of other people who may know better than we do. 

If you or someone you know needs help receiving substance abuse treatment, please call (270) 900-0373 any time, any day, 24/7 for a screening with one of our employees. 

Don’t Dead-end Darkness

Mid-Week Motivation 03/27/2024

Don't Dead-end Darkness

“Don’t Dead-end Darkness”.

What does that mean?

If you are reading this, odds are that you have felt stuck in darkness at some point in your life. 

We all go through difficult times, trials, and tribulations that, while we are in the moment, feels like they will never end. 

The phrase, “there is a light at the end of the tunnel”, starts to lose meaning as we start to lose hope in the middle of our struggles.  

Even though our darkness may last longer than we would like, we can’t stick a dead-end on that darkness; we can’t lose hope that there is light at the end. 
 

No one’s darkness is meant to last forever; every battle will end eventually.

We can’t get discouraged when our darkest times persist for longer than we expected. 

Hope and faith is believing in better days, even if you can’t see them right now.

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Work While Waiting

Mid-Week Motivation 03/20/2024

Work While Waiting

“Work While Waiting”.

What does that mean?

The modern world is filled with more and more things meant to make life more convenient for us. 

These things have led to us as human beings to become lazy, complacent, and expectant. We want to be able to sit back and have everything we want handed to us on our timetable. 

We pray for blessings, but treat God like a genie; we get mad when He doesn’t answer or help us when WE want Him to. 

While we are waiting for answers to our prayers, promotions, or the next chapter of life to get started, we need to keep doing the work that got us to that point in the first place. 
 

If you put in a year’s worth of hard work to get a promotion; however, you then decided to stop working as hard until you get the promotion, do you think your boss would still reward you with that promotion? 

Probably not, right?

The Bible says that faith without works is dead; we can’t stop working towards something we have faith God will provide.

Don’t get lazy. Don’t get complacent. Don’t just sit around waiting for good things to happen to you.

Put in the work and you will see the fruits of your labor in due time. 

If you or someone you know needs help receiving substance abuse treatment, please call (270) 900-0373 any time, any day, 24/7 for a screening with one of our employees. 

Hope Heals Heartache

Mid-Week Motivation 03/13/2024

Hope Heals Heartache

“Hope Heals Heartache”.

What does that mean?

This world is filled with a lot of hate, fear, depression, and despair; it is very easy to fall prey to any one of these emotions if we aren’t careful.

People across the world end their lives because they struggle to see the purpose in their pain or the light at the end of the tunnel. 

Hope is often times the only thing that keeps people going through storms, trials, and tribulations.

We need more hope in our lives.

In a world filled with heartache, we need to practice hope more than ever before.

If you still have breath in your lungs, there is still a chance that better days are ahead. If you’re still breathing there is still hope for you and your dreams.

Don’t give up; don’t let despair win.

Yes, things may be tough and it may seem like darkness is all around you, but hope will keep you moving forward in search of the light.

Grief always gives way to joy. 

Hope is the key to a better life, today. 

If you or someone you know needs help receiving substance abuse treatment, please call (270) 900-0373 any time, any day, 24/7 for a screening with one of our employees. 

Done Dealing With Drama

Mid-Week Motivation 03/06/2024

Done Dealing with Drama

“Done dealing with drama”.

What does that mean?

Drama has become a large part of our lives these days, but we all agree that it isn’t healthy. 

No one likes being talked about behind their back; however, we are just as quick to do the same to others.

We have allowed drama to consume our lives; we would rather talk about why someone hasn’t been around lately rather than actually check on them.

It is time to we finally say we have had enough of drama.

It is time to be done with drama.

The power of life and death lies with the tongue; use your words to encourage instead of tearing people down.

 

We may not be able to stop other people from trying to start drama, but we do not have to be party to it. We definitely do not have to start it ourselves.

People have enough going on as it is. There is no need for us to waste our time worrying about other people or talking about their weakest moments on repeat. 

Take time today to cut out the drama and start speaking life and encouragement to other people instead.  

If you or someone you know needs help receiving substance abuse treatment, please call (270) 900-0373 any time, any day, 24/7 for a screening with one of our employees. 

Consistency is Key

Mid-Week Motivation 02/28/2024

Consistency is Key

“Successful people do consistently what other people do occasionally”. – Craig Groeschel

What does that mean?

Most people fail because they are impatient. They do not put in the time, effort, and grit necessary to see success.

We are so conditioned to focus on the short-term; we put in effort until we do not see the results we want quickly. Then we give up.

What separates great, successful people from everyone else? 

Consistency.

Succcesful people realize that they must be consistent and persistent, even if they don’t see success right away.

 

You may not see success right away; honestly, it is VERY rare for someone to start something and see immediate success. 

To see success, you must be consistent. You must put in the time, effort, and grit required to see a successful outcome. 

Don’t give up because it’s taking too long.

Don’t stop trying because it isn’t convenient. 

Successful people consistently push past convenience to see the success they long for. 

If you or someone you know needs help receiving substance abuse treatment, please call (270) 900-0373 any time, any day, 24/7 for a screening with one of our employees. 

Change The World Within You!

Mid-Week Motivation 02/21/2024

Change The World Within You!

“You will find in the world what you bring to the world…Change the world within you, and that will change the world around you”. – Erwin Raphael McManus from his book, “Mindshift”

What does that mean?

We are vey quick to blame everything on those and the world around us.

What if it wasn’t the world affecting us, but in fact it was our internal outlook affecting how we perceive the world and other people?  

If you are filled with anger, hate, frustration, sadness, and fear, you will project that onto others and blame them for your negativity.
 

If you want to start seeing better things in the world, take a look at the current state of your own heart. 

Find joy within yourself and you will more easily find joy in other things and people.

Becoming more positive (and less cynical) allows you to see the world from a whole new perspective! 

If you or someone you know needs help receiving substance abuse treatment, please call (270) 900-0373 any time, any day, 24/7 for a screening with one of our employees. 

Love Yourself Well

Mid-Week Motivation 02/14/2024

Love Yourself Well

“Love yourself well; you can’t properly love someone else until you learn to properly love yourself. “.

What does that mean?

Today is Valentine’s Day and the word “love” is being thrown around all over the place. 

We love our significant other, our favorite food/restaurant, our favorite car, etc.; however, do we love ourselves? 

I am not talking about being narcissistic or self-obsessed, I am talking about valuing who you are and what you are capable of. 

If you do not learn how to properly love yourself, you will never successfully love others or be accepting of love from others.
 

Taking care of yourself and your own mental/physical health and wellbeing is very important. 

We were all created for a purpose and we all have skills and talents that other people do not have. 

We can be proud of what we have accomplished and achieved without being prideful and arrogant. 

Take some time today to show yourself some love. You deserve it. 

Once you begin to better love yourself, you will find it is much easier to be loved by others and take compliments as well.

If you or someone you know needs help receiving substance abuse treatment, please call (270) 900-0373 any time, any day, 24/7 for a screening with one of our employees. 

Turning Trauma into Testimony

Mid-Week Motivation 02/07/2024

Turning Trauma into Testimony

“Everyone has experienced trauma, but it is up to us to turn that trauma into a testimony that can be used to help other people”.

What does that mean?

If you are a living, breathing human being, you have experienced some sort of trauma. 

Whether you have personally lived through and experienced trauma first-hand, or if someone you know experienced a traumatic event and you are a witness to it second-hand. 

The point is, trauma is a part of our everyday lives, but we do not use that trauma in the ay we should. We often times allow that trauma to control us instead of using that trauma for the good of ourselves and others. 

The trials, tribulations, and traumatic experiences we have survived in our lives were meant to be used as a testimony to help others through the same situations.
 

Our traumatic experiences are often times unique, but they share similar themes with the traumatic experiences other people have to endure. 

If you made it through to the other side and allowed that trauma to teach you something, it is your duty to be vulnerable and share your testimony with someone else who is struggling with something similar. 

Share the tools, knowledge, and wisdom that helped get you through your most difficult fights. 

One of the worst things about trauma is that it causes you to feel alone, isolated, scared, and confused. You can tear all of that down by being there for other people during their difficult life journeys. 

If you or someone you know needs help receiving substance abuse treatment, please call (270) 900-0373 any time, any day, 24/7 for a screening with one of our employees. 

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