How to Shake It Off: Bad things happen to good people but if you deal with hurts properly you won’t be destroyed

This is such a great article, and yes you will have Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off” in your head when you are done reading :). I would also encourage you to sign up for their email list (http://youthministryunleashed.com/) One of those blogs it is worth signing up for!

Why you need to do this.

It’s hurting you. You deserve better than that. The sooner you get it out of your system the less opportunity it has to poison your attitude and destroy your day. It’s also about managing your emotions. If you are a slave to your emotions you will end in ruin.

Your loved ones need you to do this. An old song says, “you always hurt the one you love.” We shouldn’t. Shaking off the day and not bringing it home, protects your family from having something to have to shake off. You’d be surprised at how you feel like you are being normal but you are actually being harsher to your loved ones than you know. (I speak from too much experience.)

Your students will be affected. The shots that you take will damage the work that you are doing for teens if you carry them around with you for too long. Your patience will be shorter and irritations will get to you more if you can’t get past the wrongs done to you. One bad interaction could cause a chain reaction of bad contacts with students.

If you dwell on it you lose focus. Bad things happen when we focus on hurts. Sometimes “hurt people, hurt people.” The more we allow bitterness to determine our outlook, the more negative our lives will become. Shake’m off!

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About The Author

Brett Ullman

Brett Ullman travels North America speaking to teens, young adults, leaders, and parents on topics including parenting, mental health, sexuality, pornography, men, dating and media. Brett's seminars engage and challenge attendees to try and connect our ancient faith with our modern culture we live in. Participants are inspired to reflect on what we know, what we believe and how our faith ought to serve as the lens through which we view and engage tough conversations in our society today.

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