It’s Tuesday morning October 3, 2017. Yesterday had been extremely depressing. I acknowledge that my spirit was a bit dull.
Today 58 people are reported dead with over 500 injured from the (latest) largest mass shooting in US history.
A rock icon, Tom Petty, passed away from effects of cardiac arrest.
I realize that the start to this blog is a bit different than those in the past. I am writing partially to release some of my personal emotions. But I felt compelled to write to help anyone who feels as though the world is falling to pieces around them. There has been a lot of bad news lately. And every time we read a bit of that bad news, it seeps in to our soul – whether we want it to or not – and it effects how our body functions and it affects ourdaily emotions.
A few tips to help keep you from getting too “dark”:
- Get outside. The fresh air can help you concentrate, relax you, relieve your stress, even improve your short term memory.
- Visit with friends. Socializing has been shown to help feel connected in times of great stress.
- Get moving. Exercise increases endorphins – the feel good hormones. Allow exercise to elevate your mood and don’t feel guilty about it.
- Have gratitude. Be grateful for the friendships you have, having your basic needs covered, and the ability to make a difference.
Self-care in times like these is a necessity! I know that even on what could be viewed as a “normal” day, I am not myself until I’ve sweat a bit.
I invite you to join me for some feel good sessions – just tell me when. I’m here for you.
Let’s Get Moving!