Do you ever feel like life is throwing curve balls, multiple things coming at you at once and you find yourself trying to dodge being knocked down? It happens in many forms. With so much happening in the world today, it’s even easy to get emotionally invested in the chaos from television, social media, & radio! If you allow your emotions to be overly engaged and heightened for long periods of time it can begin to affect you physically. The mind is powerful.
Example: A Heated Election, Ongoing debates and Moral issues. Maintaining your focus for weeks after weeks can get your emotions spinning to the point that your blood pressure rises! The same with sports games; wins and losses. Though being engaged in important or fun matters may be great in the beginning, when it actually starts to negatively effect you; it may be time to refocus on some other areas.
Healthy Choice: I know that allowing my emotions to stay in fight or flight mode with adrenaline rushing is not good for my health. When I notice feeling angry, upset, discouraged and sad for a lengthy period of time I will choose to recognize this and refocus my mind. I can take a break from social media and too many phone calls, people and turn off the TV/radio. It’s ok to shut off all the noise. I will disengage and rest in silence for periods of time and give myself resting time to think in peace.
Diet Tip: Chamomile Tea and Honey can help with tranquility and aide in rest and peaceful sleep.
Daily Devotional: Phil. 4:6 John 14:27 Eccl. 4:6