Thursday, February 26, 2015

How Are You?

Mental and emotional health play a huge role in your overall health. They are very important as they affect how you are able to function daily. You can appear to be physically healthy on the outside but dealing with so much within.

Everyone deals with stress in different ways. Personally, the gym is my place where I can escape and be in a world of my own for the most part. Even though I don't generally talk a lot about things that I go through there are times when I just need to vent. Communication is very important in dealing with mental and emotional stress. We all need someone to talk to. We need that personal connection, someone who gets what we are going through. God has placed some people in my life to be there for me when I need to express how I'm feeling. Without them, life would be so much harder right now.

Doing too much and holding in feelings can cause one to burst. It can cause one to say and do things that they really don't mean to do. Never let things build up to where you have had too much. Even though I try to manage my stress and my feelings I don't always do the best job. Depending on the situation sometimes I just shut down and don't want deal with the situation. However, in order for the situation to get better you have to deal with it.

One thing that I'm learning is that there are people that will understand what you are going through and then there are others that may never be able to comprehend what you're going through. When people say "How Are You," they may not really be ready or equipped to hear what you are really dealing with. You can't share everything with everyone, because many times people don't really care.

I had a friend of mine reach out to me to check on me and the family and to also get some nutritional advice. At the end of the conversation that friend was able to pray for me and that really means a lot to me. A good way to manage stress and emotions is to maintain relationships with people that you can give something to, but they can also give something to you in return.  In this case I was able to provide nutritional advice and in return I was able to be encouraged. Never allow someone (even family and close friends) to continually drain you. Rather keep people in your life that motivate and strengthen you.

I focus a lot on fitness and health because those are my stronger areas. However, I'm gradually learning how to communicate more and express how I feel in order to build better relationships with the ones that I love and others that I may come in contact with.

Progress not perfection. Work in progress. A wise person deals with all aspects of being a healthy individual.

Knowledge is great. However, wisdom is being able to understand how to use what you know. I'm on my way.

Proverbs 3;17

Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.


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2 comments:

  1. Praise the Lord for the various gifts of others including yours.
    God bless you

    Love Dad:)

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