Join us today for an episode about the connection between faith and mental health...
Today's episode is focused on why mindset, faith, and mental health are connected...
In today’s episode about investing in yourself through stewarding your talent, I talk with you about the connection between faith and mental health. I share some of the ways faith can improve our mental state. I also share why faith is connected to our mindset.
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Episode 999: Faith and Mindset
[00:00:00] Scott Maderer: Thanks for joining me on episode 999 of the inspired stewardship podcast.
[00:00:07] Alain Huskin: Hi, I'm Alain Huskin, author of cracking the leadership code. I challenge you to invest in yourself, invest in others, develop your influence and impact the world by using your time, your talent and your treasures to live out your calling.
[00:00:23] Having the ability to lead well is key. And one way to be inspired to do that is to listen to this, the inspired stewardship podcast with my friend, Scott.
[00:00:36] Scott Maderer: to know that even though it's a battle, even though giving up these limiting beliefs, even though making the change in your mindset takes time. It isn't easy. You can create a routine and a structure of faithfulness that will help you do this. That will help you change your mindset to one that's more optimistic.
[00:00:59] [00:01:00] Welcome. And thank you for joining us on the inspired stewardship podcasts. If you truly desire to become the person who God wants you to do. Then you must learn to use your time, your talent and your treasures for your true calling in the inspired stewardship podcast. We'll learn to invest in yourself, invest in others and develop your influence so that you can impact the world.
[00:01:26] And today's episode about investing in yourself through stewarding your talent. I talk with you about the connection between faith and mental health. I share some of the ways faith can improve our mental state. And I also share why faith is connected to our mindset. You've heard me talk about developing your talent and one of the best ways to do that is through.
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[00:02:15] That's inspired stewardship.com/audible to get your free trial and listen to great books. The same way you're listening to this podcast. Faith does have a connection to our mental health and stress reduction. And it's not just something that you read about it. It's actually been studied and seen to be true.
[00:02:38] So the truth is. Faith and spirituality have an effect on our mood and our optimism and therefore our mental health. It actually shows tangible reductions in stress. If it's something that you believe in that you participate in. Go [00:03:00] faith is a belief or trust in God. And this idea of believing in a higher power allows us to understand that concept of don'ts let the small stuff, because it allows you to begin to really dive deep on what is actually important to you.
[00:03:19] What are the things that matter the most? What are the priorities and values that you have that you want to stand for? Now you can do this in ways other than just faith, but the truth is that having a faithful mindset allows you to do this as well. It allows us to discover our sense of purpose, a bigger idea outside of ourselves.
[00:03:43] That gives us a sense of comfort and connectedness. That's the other factor, too. It allows you to plug into a community of fellow believers that allows you to have a community around you. And that interconnectedness is [00:04:00] also something that helps. Recover stress and improve the mental health. Prayer is even something that allows for us to communicate and give over things and understand and go through Lamentations and grief, go through different ways of relating with God in a way of communicating that helps us give up some of the negative feelings.
[00:04:26] That can create stress because it can enable us to give up some of the feeling of loneliness or some of the feeling of confusion. It's a way of trusting in God and turning things over to God, which allows us to reduce stress by giving up those challenges, by turning them over to a higher power that allows us to go through and apply those lessons.
[00:04:54] To ourselves and to others. Now the truth is there has been several scientific studies that have [00:05:00] shown that prayer and faithful living can have a positive effect on stress and mental health. There's been more than one study of more than one group that shown that people that belong to a faith community can statistically live a little longer because of that reduction in stress as.
[00:05:22] So the truth is that our faithful relationships can improve and connect our mental health to a higher power that helps us have a better attitude. Be more optimistic and be less stressed out. Because the truth is our faith is connected to our mindset. If you think about belief in anything, it's what wires, how we do our whole life.
[00:05:49] If you believe that your car will start, you go get in your car and turn the engine. If you believe that a chair will hold you up, then you're comfortable sitting in that chair. Our beliefs are [00:06:00] connected to what we do, and that includes our self-belief. So if somebody says something like your competence, Does that strike you as a truth or a fiction because your belief in that actually create some of those limitations.
[00:06:16] And the truth is that we believe in faith that God creates us a new, and that God is there to walk with us. Then you can begin to believe more in yourself, not in. Prideful way, but in a humble way, because you can recognize the blessings and the gifts that you have been given, and that now your job is to steward those gifts and act upon them.
[00:06:42] So our mindset, our beliefs affect our actions, which affect the outcomes, which feed back into our minds. And beliefs. That's that feedback loop that we've talked about before? So if a faithful mindset helps us have a belief that is more [00:07:00] optimistic and more beneficial, then it can also lead to better action, which leads to better outcomes, which of course leads to even better beliefs and allows us to give up some of the disappointments of the past.
[00:07:14] Some of the feeling of beating ourselves up for knowing. That we are not good enough that we haven't done enough. It allows us to set some of those feelings aside and say, yes, but I'm born a new today and I'm moving forward from where I'm at. I don't have to be perfect. That's not the goal. I just have to be striving to move in that direction.
[00:07:37] You can begin to know that even though it's a battle, even though giving up these limiting beliefs, even though making the change in your mindset takes time. It isn't easy. You can create a routine and a structure of faithfulness that will help you. Do this, that will help you change your [00:08:00] mindset to one that's more optimistic.
[00:08:01] We will help you see the benefits of this and allow you to change over time. Like we talked about yesterday, the truth is our faith is connected to our mental health. For those that believe and having a strong faith and an optimistic mindset will allow you to also this. Have a better belief system that allows you to have better action and better outcomes, which feeds back into that in a positive way.
[00:08:31] Thanks for listening.
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Can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? If then you are not able to do so small a thing as that, why do you worry about the rest. - Luke 12:25-26
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