Are you always getting angry, bursting into tears, or seem to fixate or dwell on the ‘small things that go wrong? Your emotions may be running your life. When you are ‘out of balance’, when life feels too hard and you react emotionally, it’s time to stop and think… what’s really driving me and my decisions.
Is the Joy of Life being sucked out of you? Do you become ‘consumed’ by the troubles of others? Our mental health and wellbeing is vital to living a joy filled life. When an environment becomes toxic, and you cannot change it, its time to leave. Your physical health will deteriorate if you succumb to mental stress.
Anger gets such a bad rap! It’s described as negative, unproductive and you are a ‘bad’ person if you revert to anger to solve a problem. This is hog-wash! Anger encompasses everything from a mild irritation to intense rage and it is only when it gets out of control and intensely physical is anger dangerous to you and those around you. Releasing anger is good for you. We all need to ‘blow off steam’ when things build up. Anger is our way to deal with injustice, violation of our rights, protection of our young and loved ones. Anger is an emotion, neither good nor bad.
Our mental health is as fragile as an arm or a leg. It will bend and twist a certain amount. Legs absorb pressure when we jump and fall. But push the limits and they fracture. So to our Minds. Your Mind is flexible, it takes a lot of punishment, and if you get pushed to the limits too often, it may just crack. Like our bones need realigning so too do our Minds need to be rebalanced.
World Kidney Day is celebrated on the second Thursday of March each year. Your kidneys and liver, as you may know, play a central role in maintaining a healthy body. They act as a filter and garbage disposal unit! By doing their job properly, the kidneys help keep bones strong and keep our blood healthy (amongst other things).
International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate our amazing female citizens. All of them. Those who are successful, offer a helping hand to help others on their way to success. Become mentors, whether it be in sport, business, education, or motherhood… Those who are just beginning their journey (no matter your age) look for those who are your ‘role models’ and connect with them, follow them, copy them. Stand on the shoulders of those who have achieved (male and female) so you can truly achieve your potential.
Random Acts of Kindness bring joy to both the giver and the receiver. But even those who observe kindness feel better just seeing the kind act. Pay it Forward at every opportunity… you never know whose life you may change. Kindness and smiles create a ripple effect!
The foundation of our identity has been set by the time we are 7 years old. We absorbed everything, good or bad that happens. Everything we hear, see, feel or experience we believe is ‘about us!’ Our beliefs are based on these perceptions. That is scary. Imagine asking a 7 year old to make decision for your future. As we grow, these ‘unconscious beliefs’ determine how we view our world. Most are not true but influence us nonetheless. Its time to change. The key to success is facing the past, updating our beliefs and moving into the future with confidence and a new identity.
Paste a smile on your face every morning. A smile is contagious. Spread it far and wide wherever you go. Make a person laugh, giggle or crack a grin….. it is the best gift you can give and it’s free. Share your smile every day.