We should all know that you must take care of yourself before you can help anyone else.
If your plate is too full with helping other people, you have to stop and take a look at what you are doing to yourself.
Many people who are under a lot of stress seem to have more to do, and more pressure to do it now!
This internal pressure inside of you can make you sick in all areas of your mind, body and soul.
Your Physical Being
If you feel that you have been sick too often lately, especially a lot of respiratory problems and chronic colds, you may be a victim of not taking good care of yourself.
If you are too stressed all the time, or you notice you are angry a lot, for your mental health, take a break from others and take care of yourself.
If you find that you do not have time to enjoy a long meditative walk, or take a drive in the country, your spiritual self may need a tune up.
What can you do?
Start having some “me” time when it is all about you, and your health.
Do something by yourself that you know that you will enjoy.
I love long walks to the park. My meditative walk does not have to take too long. Sometimes I just walk in short spurts of 10-15 minutes, just to get my heart rate up. Then I feel better!
These short spurts, if done 2 or 3 times a day can not only reduce your stress in life, but they can save your life, keeping your heart healthy and well.
Taking it up a notch!
I try to do something strenuous every day. Instead of a slow walk, sometimes I take a brisk walk or run. Running for a few minutes and then fast walking can really trick your body into burning more calories.
It is all about how your perceive things in life
Some of us make a big deal about the little things in life. If you can start to let things roll off, you will become a healthier person. Stop trying to be so perfect! Take things as they come, and life will be better! You don’t have to clean the kitchen right after you eat dinner. Take some “me” time to settle down and digest your food. Then the kitchen!