Is there something or someone that makes you feel more comfortable? When you’re feeling stressed out is there a place you run to (either real, or in your mind) that seems to help? I took a class once where the teacher wanted us to imagine our “beautiful place” and go there in our minds whenever things were tough. I guess I wouldn’t throw the whole concept out now that I’m a Christian, I just prefer to prayerfully sit and talk to Jesus about what’s going on. After I’ve been at His feet, I always have a sense of what direction He would have me take in life. When I used to leave my “beautiful place”, I would always find the situation I was avoiding was waiting for me and was often even worse when I got back. What’s more, I was no more ready to deal with it.
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Philippians 4:6