Stop Stressing Over Every Little Thing

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Part of my healing process included me changing my behavior; meaning how I experienced the world around me. I learned that I am in charge of my health. It took practice but I learned to say “no” to anything that did not resonate with me. I stayed away from drama; learned to speak up for myself and meditated daily. I pampered myself and put my needs first. I learned to love myself 100%.

I still do these things today. and strongly believe they are a big part of the reason I am cancer free over four years now. My journey back to wellness led me to other cancer survivors and people who write books about the mind/body connection. They all agree; if the mind is “sick” it will manifest itself in the body as dis-ease. It’s scientifically proven that long-term stress weakens the immune system.

Think about how your life is right now. Are you stressing over trivial bullshit? (And its ALL trivial bullshit!) Do you know that participating in drama is stressful? Drama is addicting. We can’t get enough of it. We engage in drama with friends (including gossiping), family, reality TV shows and the evening news. If you want to get healthy, stop it now! I mean it! Your health depends on it. Years ago I told a doctor I was too stressed and she said “stress is a part of life. Get used to it.”

Well, I’m here to tell you and her (if she were here) it’s NOT a normal part of life! You decide how much stress you are willing to deal with. Life is all about choices and we all decide what kind of life we want.  Participating in drama, whether it’s actively or passively, like watching it on TV, is a choice.

Ever since I made a serious commitment to live a happy life, no matter what circumstances were going on around me, I am healthier.

Try it for 30 days and see how you feel. Turn off the news. Tell people your living in a drama-free bubble and for them to respect your space. At first they will laugh at you and not take you seriously…until you walk away from drama, gossip and negative speech. You might have to spend more alone time for that month but you will gain a new BFF in the process… YOU!

Be well!

Inge

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2 thoughts on “Stop Stressing Over Every Little Thing

  1. This is great advice. I can’t tell you how much happier I am that I don’t watch the news (because it does NOTHING positive for me…even the weather is wrong!) and I really limit my facebook activity to useful positive info that I like to share. Great post!

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