Need a reality check of what too much work can do….
Too many hours at work and feeling that there is never enough hours leads to anxiety and stress. Stress leads to burn out. Burn out leads to nervous break downs, heart problems, strokes, heart attacks, self-loathing, resentment, rejection, bitterness, an unloving feeling towards self and others, perfectionism, idolatry, etc. Chemically speaking, your hormones can become improperly balanced. The chemicals that make you happy and calm such as Melatonin and Serotonin go down as Cortisol increases and causes negative emotions and reactions to things that would not otherwise normally bother nor effect you in such a way.
Hello there friends, just wanted to encourage you a bit today!
Something that has been really weighing on my heart as I have been praying for each of you is working less hours, but making more income.
You know it’s really not your fault, so don’t condemn nor blame yourself. There has been a tremendous pressure I feel our society has put on us to be performance driven; meaning the more hours you work, the more income you will make. We are taught to go after things and income as though these things will make us happy and fulfill us.
Rest has a simple meaning to it. There is something about rest that is rejuvenating. Rest has a way of breathing life back into us. Rest is literally a gift from God. After all, God did bless us with a 7th day of rest.
Think about it, when you enjoy something you love it’s not work so you feel more rested. When you eat the right foods to appropriately fuel your body, you sleep better and therefore are more rested. When you take time to spend with your family, you become more balanced and therefore are more rested. Naturally when you receive adequate and sufficient sleep, you are more rested.
The last couple of weeks, we have been discussing food and the importance of eating on a plan that is not only healthy eating, but is worth reaping the positive benefits of this long term lifestyle. We discussed the importance of not dieting, but rather making small term changes that will have lifelong benefits.
This week we are going to discuss temptation with cravings and how these side effects have revealed new revelation and manifestation.
I have now been back on a plan called Trim Healthy Mama for over a month, not quite a month and a half. I have lost now a total of 12 lbs. The weight loss is slow, but the energy and benefits of it as I have explained before are completely worth it.