Don’t let the news of the economy, fears of local impact of such, etc., get you down…push through it. It’s easy to withdraw and not follow through with daily activities including exercise when fears, worry, etc., begins to creap into our psyche. Don’t let it take hold. Get up. Get moving – do something. Whether you have household chores, bills to pay or exercise, do something. Then when finished do something else. Sitting still, watching more than an hour of the 24 hour news – especially when its bad, which is almost always, has a negative impact on your mental well being. Also, moderate exercise is the equivalent of an anti-depressant on our mood. Read about it here http://www.bu.edu/today/node/10817 .
Also, as you finish a task, you feel better – it’s therapuetic. Start your day with a “to do” list. As you cross things off you’ll feel better. Also, when it comes to your personal finances, maintain control and communicate with creditors if there is a problem. The “head in sand” strategy is going to make things worse.
Then finally, integrate prayer into your daily life. Sometimes the challenges we face are nothing more than God calling us to prayer.
It is no different than pushing through muscle pain or fatigue in a race…you have to push through it.
You’ll feel better and see things are getting done. If you are overwhelmed and feel you can’t get on top of things because you let them pile up, create a two week calendar. Write down one or two things for each day. It’s your catch up period. Soon you’ll be moving through stuff and getting your exercise back on track.
For runners training for a marathon or half marathon like me…create a forcefield around yourself to push out negative vibes and energy so that it doesn’t impede your ability to stay on track. Sounds weird??? It’s all about visualizing. Try it.
Go to work today with the attitude that you are going to positively impact your office and change things for the better. Then, come home with the same attitude and feel great!
Run for your life and as always, have the best day ever – make it count.