Friday, December 11, 2009
For many people Christmas bring sadness. There is more suicide this time of year than any other. Heart attacks are also up on Christmas and New Year's Day. I think this shows that we are indeed mind, body and spirit. What effects our minds (stress, worry, grief) also effects our bodies. One of the best things we can do for our bodies this season is to slow down. Take 5 minutes a day and write 10 things you are thankful for. I have made this a practice for several years and I admit some days the best I could come up with was the electric hair dryer. Surprisingly, the more I wrote the more thankful I became and I now find lots of things to be thankful for. Feed your mind positive thoughts. If you have no positive thoughts on your own listen to positive music. Read positive thoughts from other people. Dale Carnegie, Og Mandino and Zig Zigler books can be found in every library. Some of the most wonderful positive words are in the Bible. Feed your spirit. Be quiet and let your spirit rest. Meditate on the bible, positive quotes, or whatever you are comfortable with just make sure it is uplifting. Don't be afraid to reach out to others. I am sure you have more people that love you than you know. Ask a friend or relative to coffee. Tell someone you are down this Christmas. Go to your local church or synogague. The people you will find there would love to encourage you and pray for or with you. Feed your body good foods. Stay away from excessive sugar, alcohol or fast food. Eat plenty of fruit, veggies and raw food. Treat your body, mind and spirit well and it will serve you well. Have a blessed Christmas and a Healthy, Happy New Year.