Top 10 Ways to Ruin Your Wellbeing

  • 1. Be too busy
  • 2. Never ask for help
  • 3. Don’t reveal your true self (wear a mask)
  • 4. Be very judgmental and harsh towards yourself (which will likely trickle out to being the same towards others)
  • 5. Think of God as an angry, judgmental rule enforcer rather than a loving, involved Father
  • 6. Feel shame and guilt about your life story
  • 7. Remember your many mistakes (as if they didn’t serve a purpose)
  • 8. Doubt whether God loves you (and whether anyone else loves you)
  • 9. Expect yourself to be anything but a flawed human
  • 10. Forget that Jesus is more than a role model (He’s a complete replacement for you- making you perfect in God’s compassionate eyes.)
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