Give Your Mind Some Credit…and Rest

If you carried a 25-lb. weight with you everywhere you went, all day long, you’d be drained by the end of the day. Now, imagine doing that for weeks, months and in some cases years! You would be so physically drained that you almost wouldn’t be able to function, and yet that is exactly what we do with our problems.

Our problems constantly drain our mental and spiritual energy each second of the day. Because it’s our mind and spirit though, we somehow convince ourselves that we can “handle it” or that “everybody” has problems. Yet, if we’re physically tired or worn out we’d lay down and sleep or at least rest. Mentally that’s another story…

“I’LL JUST POWER THROUGH IT!” No, “Enough is Enough!” You deserve to work at 100%, but that means listening to your body AND your mind. When you’re feeling recharged and calm, you’re open to life and you can focus. When you are mentally weary, you can’t focus, and you end up making more mistakes.  Then you become more frustrated and mentally tired – casting you into a vicious circle that only deepens.


So What Now?

So what now? Man, is that the question of the hour! Well nobody really knows. As we woke this morning after the election, probably 45% of the country was happy, excited and energized, 40% of the country was sad, fearful and angry, while sadly, 15% of the country just doesn’t care. (By the way, these numbers are mine. They are what I imagine is the case. (WARNING: Kids, don’t use these in a term paper at school as scientific fact!)

This country now faces the kind of divide that we have never faced before. We have a divided country that has gone through an election jeering at the “other side,” while living in a partisan bubble. That goes for all of us in one way or another. Well, that’s over now. If we want to move forward, the only way to do that is as the “UNITED” States of America.


Elect to Reach Out!

Across this Country, there are people who have severe anxiety conditions, panic attacks, others who have been scared by some of the things the candidates said or haven’t said. These are not just a few people. We all know folks who might fall into this category. And it is up to us to recognize these people.

What can we do to help? REACH OUT! If you know someone like this, please call them – just to say hi. Stop by their house “for no reason at all.” Let these people understand they are not alone! Reach out and let them know they matter.