3 Tips to Sleep Better at Night

Still awake and can’t sleep?

You are not alone.

In an article by Sunstar.com, about 46 percent of Filipinos are experiencing sleep deprivation, and about 32 percent sleep less than six hours a day.

If you are one of these people who have a hard time sleeping every night, here are some tips that could help you achieve a good night’s sleep.

1. Have a regular sleep-wake schedule

According to HelpGuide.Org, staying on track with your sleeping patterns is one of the key factors to have a good night’s sleep.

Try to sleep on the same schedule every night and wake up at a definite hour in the morning. By doing so, you can have quality sleep, and your internal body clock can adjust accordingly.

Also, watch your naptime. Consider limiting your naptime to 15 to 20 minutes so that it will not negatively affect your sleeping routine at night. Longer naptimes could disrupt your sleep.

2. Develop good eating and exercising habits

Aside from looking into your sleeping schedules, be mindful of your food intake.

Sleep Foundation emphasized that improving your sleep also means enhancing your diet and exercise.

For your dinner, it is best to eat early, so you can allocate time for your body to digest your meals. Also, try to limit your intake of caffeine and energy drinks to minimize your sleep problems.

To also improve your sleep, have regular exercise. Doing some physical activities such as cardio or aerobic exercises can give you have quality sleep.

3. Clear your mind through songs and prayer

Perhaps it’s your worries that are keeping you up at night. So here is another essential tip that you should not miss:

Find rest in the presence of God through prayer.

Whatever thoughts that bothering you in bed, remember that God is in control. So lay down your weary head and rest in His peaceful presence.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28 NLT)

Do you want to start a peaceful life? Visit this link and begin your journey of faith today!

Another way to cleanse your mind is through music!

Watch out for “2 AM Wide Awake” by Neo Rivera featuring Jericho Arceo, the newest single of Reverb Worship PH – a song that will help you find rest in the unfailing love and grace of God.

 

Pre-save the song here and stream it on Spotify, Apple Music, and all digital streaming platforms starting October 29.

Be updated with the latest songs of Reverb Worship PH by following them on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.

5 Habits of Happy and Positive People

5 Habits of Happy and Positive People

Is it possible to live a happy, positive life amid the pandemic?

Absolutely!

You can be a more positive person starting today! But what makes people happy and positive? What makes them see the glass as half full and not half empty?

It’s simple – positive people make it a habit to be positive. They act, think, and see the world differently. Here are 5 habits of positive people you can try out for a happier, more positive you:

5 Habits of Happy and Positive People

1. Positive people accept their past, live in the present, and stay optimistic about the future

Some people live in this mindset: “I am poor, I had a painful past, I was given a hard life.”

Positive people think otherwise. They have the courage to accept that everything that happens is for their growth – no matter how bad it may have been.

Choose to believe that life’s challenges make you stronger, wiser, more loving, and more faithful. Use your gifts, strengths, and even your struggles to create something of value to your life and to the world.

Instead of harboring resentment, focus on the things you have and can do in the present moment. Have faith that in the future, everything will work out for your good.

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28 NKJV)

5 Habits of Happy and Positive People

2. Positive people practice self-love

Do you love yourself?

Positive people would answer a resounding yes to that question. They know that self-compassion lets them experience more happiness, optimism, and motivation in life – affirming what Social and Personality Psychology Compass found in their research.

So, take care of your well-being so you can take good care of others, too. Likewise, embrace your identity which is wonderfully made in the image of God.

Avoid comparing yourself with others. Whenever you catch yourself thinking this way, be careful that you don’t fall into self-pity. Remind yourself of your worth and potential. Trust the process. Run your own race!

“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!” (Psalm 139:14,17 ESV)

5 Habits of Happy and Positive People

3. Positive people surround themselves with positive people

What kind of people do you surround yourself with? Do they fill you up, or drain your energy? Do they lift you up, or bring you down? Are they supportive, or critical?

For positive people, friendships have a huge effect on positivity and happiness. In fact, a study called Dynamic Spread of Happiness in a Large Social Network suggests that those who associate themselves with happy people have a happier demeanor – and that happiness spreads through their social network!

So, surround yourself with friends who are happy, wise, and supportive. Build lasting relationships with individuals who can inspire you and help you grow in faith.

“The righteous should choose his friends carefully, For the way of the wicked leads them astray.” (Proverbs 12:26 NKJV)

5 Habits of Happy and Positive People

4. Positive people find joy in the little things

Positive people know that our days are numbered, so they make the most out of it by finding joy even in small things.

Avoid overthinking and overanalyzing because not all things are worth worrying about. Don’t take yourself too seriously –  have fun!

Finding joy and humor in little things in life is an attitude that can be cultivated each day. Enjoy your time here, so go ahead and dance, sing, crack jokes, and smile a lot!

“This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24 ESV)

5 Habits of Happy and Positive People

5. Positive people cultivate an attitude of gratitude

What are you grateful for today?

For positive people, gratitude helps them refocus on what they have instead of what they lack. They believe that what they focus on grows, so as they focus on gratitude, it naturally brings positivity and abundance into their life.

To feel better about your life, cultivate gratitude on a daily basis.

Instead of complaining or sulking, step back and take time to pray and thank God for the life He has given you. Praise Him for the tiniest things to the grandest of blessings. Thank Him for His promises that are yet to be fulfilled.

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV)

5 Habits of Happy and Positive People

Are you looking for some positive vibes to start your day?

Brighten your mornings with Joselle Feliciano’s latest song, Love and Light – out now on all digital streaming platforms! The song is produced by Reverb Worship PH, CBN Asia’s music arm.

Stream Love and Light and follow Reverb Worship PH on FacebookInstagram, and YouTube for more updates.

3 Practical Ways to Find Perfect Peace Amid the Pandemic

3 Practical Ways to Find Perfect Peace Amid the Pandemic

The pandemic has taken away many things for many of us.

Maybe you have lost your dream job or the business that you have worked so hard to build. Or perhaps, you have lost a loved one to COVID-19.

But apart from the things and people you have lost, the pandemic keeps on shaking up the peace in your life on a regular basis. Do you feel troubled and worried?

Regain your peace today!

Here are three practical ways that can help you find perfect peace amid the pandemic:

3 Practical Ways to Find Perfect Peace Amid the Pandemic

1. Spend time with God in prayer

For more than a year, the pandemic has kept us from socializing with the people outside of our homes, including our best friends.

You might be missing having someone genuinely listening to you while you are going through tough times. You wish they were beside you right now when life seems so overwhelming.

The good news is, you do have someone who wants to listen to you and free you from your worries and pain: God! You are never alone. God is just waiting for you to go to Him.

When you are filled with anxious thoughts, spend time surrendering your worries to God in prayer.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7 NIV)

Set a time of the day to intentionally seek God in prayer. Find comfort knowing that God can hear all your requests amid your distress.

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 2. Read God’s Word

Have you ever found yourself aimlessly scrolling through your social media feeds every day?

As you browse through discouraging news, the latest trends, and so many more superficial posts, do you find yourself feeling empty and disheartened?

When events of this world shake your peace, turn to the unshakeable foundation of your peace – the Bible.

Instead of scrolling through your social media accounts, read chapters in the Bible filled with hope and promises of God.

Let the Word of God fill your thoughts and direct your life.

“Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.” (Psalm 109:105 NLT)

Take heart and feel the peace that comes with the promises of God in the Bible and it will make your life filled with hope every day.

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3. Focus on God

As you find hope in prayer and direction through the Word of God, sustain your peace by focusing on God every day.

When worries start to kick in, let prayer and God’s Word lead you to an unshakeable peace brought about by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross.

“Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:2 NIV)

One of the ways you can focus yourself on God is by listening to uplifting and feel-good music!

3 Practical Ways to Find Perfect Peace Amid the Pandemic

Watch out for Reverb Worship’s newest single, “Love and Light” by Joselle Feliciano – a song that will inspire you to rediscover God’s love and light even amid these pressing times.

Stream the song on Spotify, Apple Music, and all digital streaming platforms starting September 24.

Be updated with the latest songs of Reverb Worship PH by following them on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.

Brighten Your Mornings with Joselle Feliciano’s Latest Single, Love and Light!

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you wake up in the morning?

Is it checking your phone to see any news you might have missed? Wondering what today’s work or class would bring? Or perhaps, you don’t want to roll out of bed because your mind is filled with worries?

Joselle Feliciano’s latest song, Love and Light, is here to brighten your days!

Due to hit the airwaves this September 24, Love and Light will inspire listeners to pause, reflect, and rediscover God’s love and light in these bleak times.

Love and Light is an invitation to re-focus our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, the restorer of our hope and joy. If we let Him, He can breathe new life into our circumstances and work through us so that we can reflect His love and light to others,” said Joselle.

She sings about utterly relatable struggles many people experience during the pandemic. Like most of us, she has been cooped up in her home by herself. But despite that, she could still sing songs declaring how joy, positivity, and prayer help in overcoming life’s daily hurdles.

Songwriter Adrian Crisanto shares the same sentiment, “When I was writing this song, I was tapping into a lot of personal experiences, such as being disheartened with what I see and read on social media or the news. It’s so easy to lose hope in these situations. Love and Light is a song about finding hope amid hopelessness. And that hope is Christ in us.”

The song is produced by Reverb Worship PH, CBN Asia’s music arm.

CBN Asia’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer John Valdes Tan hopes that Love and Light brings the ultimate feel-good vibes and a ray of sunshine to your mornings.

Love and Light is a very apt song for what we are all going though right now. There is so much fear, weariness, and darkness around us. However, if we look to the world through the lens of faith and with the understanding of what Jesus has done for us, our world can be bright with His Love and His Light,” Tan said.

He continued, “I hope that when listeners hear this song, their spirits will be lifted, and smiles will be on their lips.”

 

Get ready for some Love and Light on September 24! Stream the song on Spotify, Apple Music, and all digital streaming platforms.

To catch the latest updates, follow Reverb Worship PH on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.

5 Inspiring Songs to Get You through the New Normal

What keeps you grounded during the pandemic?

If music brings you relief from the worry and stress these days, you are not alone.

The COVID-19 pandemic may have changed many aspects of our lives, but it didn’t take away the Filipinos’ love for music. If anything, more people have turned to music to find hope and comfort when times are challenging.

And when you find yourself feeling a bit down, here are 5 inspiring songs that will help you get through the blues, the new normal, and beyond:

Feeling hopeless? Listen to…

Kumapit — Yeng Constantino

“Kumapit ka

‘Di ka nag-iisa

‘Di mo man nakikita

Nandiyan S’ya sa ‘yo, sa iyong tabi.”

Sad? Stressed out? Scared about the future? Let OPM icon Yeng Constantino assure you that your pandemic blues are valid and it’s okay to be honest about them.

Kumapit is a solid reminder that God understands your worries, fears, and even anger during difficult seasons in life. When you feel hopeless, know that you can always cry out to God. Hold on to God’s hope and His hope will hold on to you.

Feeling tired? Listen to…

Magpahinga — Ben&Ben

“Ang sabi mo, “Dito ka lang sa ‘kin

Magpahinga muna, lalabanan din

Mga dambuhalang ‘di maubos na problema

Malapit na, pero ‘di rin kasalanang magpahinga.”

If you feel you  have been fighting and have been too strong for far too long, let Magpahinga assure you that it is okay to  rest and let your guard down.

Paired with a heart-tugging music video, folk pop band Ben&Ben sings about the importance of allowing yourself to breathe – and cry if you must. So take a deep breath, quiet your mind, and rest your weary heart.

Feeling lost and uncertain? Listen to…

It’s Okay — Clara Benin

“I cannot unsee what’s in front of me

Oh it’s all in front of me

Is it okay if I close my eyes? Is it okay if I take my time?

Is it okay if I close my eyes? Is it okay if I take my time?

Just for a little while, just for a little while.”

Tired of the alarming news you see on TV? Fed up with the negativity on your social media feed?

Rid yourself of the toxicity and listen to It’s Okay. Clara Benin has created a relatable, little hymn that will soothe your heart and ears. Take this time to close your eyes and breathe. Reflect on life – the good, the bad, and everything in between.

Feeling worried? Listen to…

Ikako — SB19

“O, sigurado, babangon tayo

Kaya’ng lahat, ikaw at ako

‘Wag kang susuko

Magkasama tayo

Hanggang sa dulo

Ikaw at ako.”

Internationally acclaimed boyband SB19 brings a quarantine anthem that conveys a hopeful message: When troubles seem overwhelming, you have the power to win any struggle.

Ikako, a portmanteau of the words ikaw at ako (you and I), is a wonderful reminder that as long as we are together, Pinoys can get through anything. Its cheerful music video shows the frontliners and the band members cooped up in their own homes – hopeful that the sun will shine again.

Feeling hurt? Listen to…

Maghihilom — JC Ronato

“Maghihilom din

Sa sakit at pagkabigo

Maghihilom din

Sa lahat ng dinaramdam ko

Maghihilom din

Sa aking paglapit Sa’yo

Maghihilom din ang aking puso.”

Baguio-based singer-songwriter JC Ronato has created a perfect hymn for people who are struggling, in pain, and in need of healing.

If you are looking for a breather, Maghihilom hits close to home as it acknowledges the tears and fears you may be enduring right now. A few beats after, JC delivers an impactful message: There is a loving God who can heal you. There is hope and light after all.

Stream Maghihilom on July 30 on Spotify, Apple, Deezer, and YouTube. Follow Reverb Worship PH on FacebookInstagram, and YouTube for more updates.

Which songs comfort and uplift you during this season? Feel free to add to this list in the comments section below!

If you are feeling beaten down by the pandemic blues, the CBN Asia Prayer Center is here for you. Call us at 8-737-0-700 and we would love to comfort you through prayers.

Move Beyond Your Emotional Wounds! Here are 5 Tips for Emotional Healing

Move Beyond Your Emotional Wounds! Here are 5 Tips for Emotional Healing

If you bruised your knees, they could heal fast.

An emotional wound, however, could linger for a very long time.

A broken relationship, a traumatic experience, or a limiting belief in yourself could all add weight to your emotional baggage. They are absolutely hard to deal with and they can prevent you from living a joy-filled life.

While healing from your emotional wounds is a challenging journey, remember that you have the power to change your story! Here are 5 tips to help you let go of your past and thrive your way through emotional healing:

Move Beyond Your Emotional Wounds! Here are 5 Tips for Emotional Healing

1. Acknowledge your emotional wound

Do your emotional wounds hijack your creativity, productivity, and even the way you think? Perhaps it’s time to acknowledge and accept your pain.

Being honest to yourself and accepting that you have these painful wounds are powerful keys to your healing.

It doesn’t have to be a Level 10 kind of a pain to be called difficult – it could be the little things: a childhood memory, stress at work, hurtful words, or just day-by-day problems that have accumulated and affect your mental health.

Today, have the courage to admit out loud that something has affected you. Have more “courageous conversations” with yourself and with other people as well.

Move Beyond Your Emotional Wounds! Here are 5 Tips for Emotional Healing

2. Find rest and relief

How do you find rest? How often do you rest?

If you had a hard time answering those questions, then it is time to take a break from your pain and find relief, Psychology Today suggests.

Some people find relief in arts or sports, others feel rested when they travel or engage with nature. There are also people who find rest and relief from their wounds when they start to forgive.

Move Beyond Your Emotional Wounds! Here are 5 Tips for Emotional Healing

3. Seek help

Someone is in deep anguish since he lost his job amid a pandemic. He’s been holding on to that emotional wound for months, to the point that he cannot eat nor sleep. But when people ask him how he is doing, his answer would always be: “I am fine.”

His situation sounds familiar, right?

Most people have been like Someone in one way or another – saying that they are fine even when they’re not.

You need some time alone to heal from your emotional wounds, but it is also important to allow other people to help you. Do not hesitate to reach out to your trusted friend or family member, or even seek support from mental health professionals.

Move Beyond Your Emotional Wounds! Here are 5 Tips for Emotional Healing

4. Understand and learn from your experience

Now that the event is over, perhaps, you can look at the situation from a more logical perspective?

After going through a traumatic event, a stressful situation, or any event that caused your emotional wound, it is likely that you only thought of that experience in one way.

Try to understand your situation more clearly and consider the reality above any assumptions that you might have been making this whole time. What was true? What was not? How did it play out in the end? What did you learn from the experience? Discover new perspectives that you can get from that experience.

Move Beyond Your Emotional Wounds! Here are 5 Tips for Emotional Healing

5. Allow God to heal you

You cannot change your past; it will remain the same. What you can change is how you look back on your past. It might be difficult to let go and heal deep emotional wounds but with Jesus, you will get there.

Your Heavenly Father can lift you up (Psalms 146:8), strengthen you (Isaiah 41:10), and heal your emotional wounds (2 Kings 20:5). Bring your burden to God and allow Him to help you transform your life for the better.

As Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”

Move Beyond Your Emotional Wounds! Here are 5 Tips for Emotional Healing

Are you struggling to heal from your emotional wounds?

Let JC Ronato’s newest single, Maghihilom, comfort you! Produced by CBN Asia’s music arm Reverb Worship PH, this song will inspire you that true restoration and healing come from God. Maghihilom will hit the airwaves this July. Follow Reverb Worship PH on FacebookInstagram, and YouTube for more updates.

Looking for Contemporary Christian Music to Add to Your Playlist Watch Out for Reverb Worship’s 4 Brand New Songs!

Looking for Contemporary Christian Music to Add to Your Playlist? Watch Out for Reverb Worship’s 4 Brand New Songs!

We are already halfway through a challenging 2021, how are you holding up?

If you are feeling a bit down and blue and in need of lifting up, CBN Asia is here to bring you a refreshing blend of Filipino contemporary Christian music that is worth adding to your playlist!

CBN Asia’s music arm, Reverb Worship PH, presents four brand new singles to inspire hope, strength, and encouragement for you and your loved ones — Maghihilom, Love & Light, 2 AM, and Pansumandali.

In Maghihilom, critically acclaimed singer-songwriter JC Ronato delivers the message of hope pretty clear: true restoration and healing come from God. Maghihilom will hit the airwaves this July.

Looking for Contemporary Christian Music to Add to Your Playlist? Watch Out for Reverb Worship’s 4 Brand New Songs!

Rising artist Joselle Feliciano sings about the crucial role of joy and positivity amid difficult times in Love & Light. Get ready for some love and light in September!

Looking for Contemporary Christian Music to Add to Your Playlist? Watch Out for Reverb Worship’s 4 Brand New Songs!

Actor Neo Rivera takes worship to a whole new level with his latest single titled 2 AM, featuring Jericho Arceo. Coming this October, the song’s catchy rap verses are assurances that your tears and fears are valid and that there is a loving God who embraces your imperfections.

Looking for Contemporary Christian Music to Add to Your Playlist? Watch Out for Reverb Worship’s 4 Brand New Songs!

In Pansumandali, promising new artist Shekinah Gram reminds everyone that everything is temporary and fleeting. This December, Pansumandali is your wonderful reminder that though people and feelings come and go, God’s love is constant.

Looking for Contemporary Christian Music to Add to Your Playlist? Watch Out for Reverb Worship’s 4 Brand New Songs!

Get ready to stream Reverb Worship’s upcoming songs in the coming months!

Stay tuned and be sure to catch the songs on their release dates. Follow Reverb Worship PH on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube for more updates.

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CBN Asia’s Music Arm, Reverb Worship PH is now on YouTube!

Reverb Worship PH, CBN Asia’s music arm, has officially launched its YouTube channel!

Don’t miss out on all the fun and meaningful content by subscribing to Reverb’s YouTube channel, and clicking the bell button to receive notifications about the newest showssong releases, and interviews with your favorite Filipino Christian artists.

In addition to One Music One Hope Season 2One Music One Hope RewindReverb Top 10 Christian Songs, and Reverb SpotlightReverb Worship PH’s Project Manager Ivy Catucod gave a sneak-peek of what is yet to come to the channel.

We have a lot of exciting content to look forward to starting this October. We will create playlists for CBN Asia-produced songs and our favorite local and foreign Christian music that our audience will surely enjoy.

She added, “In the coming months, we will feature Christian artists singing worship songs LIVE and highlight local Christian bands from Visayas and Mindanao. Original songs produced by CBN Asia will definitely be first released on this channel. These songs will be the product of the songwriting camp that we will organize for aspiring Christian songwriters next year. We are also planning to have an online radio channel through the CBN radio.”

Launched last August, Reverb Worship PH aims to bring you praise and worship songs that will truly reverberate in your heart and will make their way into the mainstream music scene.

To John Valdes Tan, CBN Asia’s EVP and COOReverb Worship PH seeks to produce music that celebrates and declares the unchanging love of God in changing times, while giving Christian artists a platform to create and perform songs that worship God and inspire our kababayans.

The vision has two sides, first, Reverb’s goal is to create a platform for Original Filipino Christian Music. As Christians, our desire is to see our nation worship God. We hope that God will use the music we create and produce to encourage Filipinos to sing more praises to Jesus. On the flip side, we want to give Christian composers, musicians, and singers a venue to express their gift in music.” 

Stay tuned to Reverb Worship PH on YouTube!

Subscribe to our YouTube channel today and enable the notifications by clicking the bell button. Also, don’t forget to like and share Reverb Worship PH’s videos and let your family and friends know about it, too! 

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