October 15, 2014

Listen Independence, KS, Stress Kills

Why don't we listen to Mother Nature and do what our bodies are telling us to do. Why do we wait until our bodies break down before we realize our wake up call, for some not even then? It's a question that boggles the mind. Yes, stress can kill despite what friends or family may think.

There really is only so much we can handle in life and our bodies are not meant to be pushed beyond that limit, yet we continue to do so. Why do you think we have so many health issues from diabetes to cancers to diseases and simply failing health? When we lack energy and feel blah, there's a reason for that. We introduce junk to our bodies that the government is okay with because they profit from it. We work until we are fatigued without some time to ourselves to just relax simply because we cannot afford that time off or our bosses think we don't really need it because we've pushed ourselves before.

So what can we do to change this? How do we start living life again and stop abusing out bodies?

Well for starters, stop listening to your boss 24/7 and start using the word no. If no is not an option, try, "Can I postpone this until tomorrow?" If your boss isn't being reasonable and is expecting more than normal, maybe it's time you bring the situation up to a new pair of eyes or consider a better work environment.

On your days off, make time for yourself, even if it's just an hour or two out of a day. Get out of the house, go for a walk or window shop downtown. When I didn't work on the weekends I use to love going to yards sales in our hometown of Independence, KS to find books for myself, or things for my family and home.

Even if you can't get away from home, try something new. Cook something creative and bring a taste of the new into your home. I have always been fascinated with the Caribbean, so the idea of Caribbean cooking is a break away from Kansas to me.

Or if I'm one a tight budget and can only afford free at the time, I'll spend time at the park or our local library with a notebook and pen and just work on my novel. It's as simple as that!