Print this diagram out. Post it to your ceiling, refrigerator, journal, mirror and/or wallet.
Worrying causes unnecessary tension and anxiety. It depletes our bodies of numerous Vitamins and Minerals, leading to depression, fatigue, and immune disorders.
We are all faced with challenges on a daily basis. It’s important to recognize how these issues affect our bodies. Journaling, deep breathing, and yoga/stretching are excellent ways for us to connect with our bodies. When we practice mindfulness, we are able to control our animal instincts and overcome the Flight or Fight Syndrome. We can identify the perceived problem, prioritize it, and decide how deal with it.
The fact is, there are very few situations in life that require us to make life or death decisions. Being alive is a gift, no matter how hard it may seem. A bad day at work, heavy traffic, or an altercation with a loved one will likely not matter in a 10, 5, or even 1 year from now. Take a deep breath, get real, and be thankful you have the innate intuition to figure out how to handle the situation.
Don’t Worry – Be Happy. Everything is going to be OK!