- “I am a daughter of My Heavenly Father, who loves me, and I love him” (based on Young Women’s Theme -- can be found by searching on lds.org);
- “Keep an Eternal Perspective” (see notes on this strategy above);
- “Remember Your Crown“ --which basically reminds me of my royal, divine nature and potential to become as my Heavenly Father -- to continue striving to do my best and eventually become “perfect in Christ“ through His grace (Moroni 10:32-33), so that, by “relying wholly upon the merits of Him who is mighty to save” (2 Nephi 31:19) I may attain my birthright to rule and reign as a queen in My Heavenly Father’s royal courts above;
- “Be patient and forgiving with yourself” (as mentioned in several strategies above);
- “Continue on Your Journey” --To me, this pretty much means that after I ask my Heavenly Father for forgiveness, and He “frankly forgives me” as Nephi did in 1 Nephi 7:21, that He wants me to forgive myself and then move on - - “continue on my journey” -- as his brothers did at the end of the verse. It‘s another way of saying, “endure to the end” (see 2 Nephi 31:20).
- Kill the ANTS (Automatic Negative Thoughts) that we tell ourselves (*SMA)
- Surround yourself with people who provide positive bonding (*SMA)
- Participate in deep limbic bonding with your children (*SMA)
- Build people skills to enhance limbic bonding
- Recognize the importance of physical contact (*SMA)
- Surround yourself with great smells
- Build a library of wonderful memories (similar to Treasure Chest idea *SMA)
- Consider limbic medications (e.g. Saint-John’s-wort, under supervision of a psychiatrist)
- Try Physical Exercise (*SMA)
- Watch your limbic nutrition (omega-3 fatty acids, balanced meals with whole grains, protein.)
*Eternally Encircled in His Love by Bonnie D. Parkin, General Relief Society President, 2006
Through my Savior's Atonement, I know I can do it!
Our heads have all hung down as we've felt shades of blue.
If I share with you, and you share with me,