When our lives become extremely busy with work, family life and trying to maintain order in our lives, we often forget about the most important person to take care of which is you. In order to make sure that we are healthy and whole enough to tend to others (such as our families), it is imperative that we understand the importance of making time to replenish our bodies and making ourselves over. Reducing stress and allowing your body to recuperate after wearing yourself down makes you a much healthier person. Not only that, it gives you the strength to be your best “self” which brings joy to everyone around you.
Stress-reduced time is the time we spend doing whatever it is that makes us genuinely happy and whole. This could include reading a favorite book, doing yoga in nature or relaxing to the music you enjoy the most. Reducing the stressful experiences in our lives improves our health and rejuvenates our minds, bodies and spirits. Elizabeth Scott, M.S. who is the author of “Stress: How it Affects Your Body and How You Can Stay Healthier” discusses medical conditions that could possibly have a link to the chronic stress we have in our lives. According to Scott, some of these stress-influenced conditions may include “depression, diabetes and heart disease”.
To increase our health awareness, there will be the 6th Annual A-Town Day which will be a health care festival and concert on Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 12 – 8 p.m. at Aaron’s Amphitheatre in Lakewood (Atlanta, GA.). This festival will benefit the Diabetes Association of Atlanta and the B-Aware Foundation and it is for individuals of all ages and the cost is $ 10. Visit the A-Town Day website for more information.
Begin today with putting all your energy into putting yourself first mentally, spiritually and physically. Pencil yourself into your busy schedule like your life depends on it because in essence it actually does.