Keep moving for your mental health


Oct 3, 2017

 by Tonya Mecum
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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 keep you from getting to "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!