Let me first say that I am not an advocate of or encourage self-experimentation. I discovered this in retrospect. My blood pressure has steadily been decreasing for the last week and I couldn’t figure out why. I haven’t been eating differently, no changes in medicine or amount of exercise. I was stumped. I had a few incidents happen last week that would normally raise blood pressure; mine decreased. This morning it dawned on me; for the past week, I have been laughing things off and taking things more in stride,meditating in moments of stress and saying prayers wishing peace and love several times a day. The mind-body connection strikes again! I didn’t look for this to happen, it just did. I guess these mental activities decreased my cortisol levels. I think hanging out doing God knows what at seedy clubs until 4 in the morning more than likely increased them. Just a hunch!
Mental:Act as if, if need be, Sometimes things feel awkward or down right RIDICULOUS! Quite often you don’t get instant results for positive steps, but keep going, just hang in there. Something might happen! Quick fixes are just that, long term results need hard work and dedication.
Physical:Something is better than nothing; try not to get discouraged if you don’t do something perfectly.To err is human,as they say. For example, I am having a bad day physically, but compared to what I used to be, it’s great 🙂 I am making errors, but my something is better than not trying. One step forward, one back..two steps, forward, one back. As long as you’re moving forward, no matter how slow…well,you are moving forward!
Social: Try not to give into drama,as tempting as it is. The world is FILLED with it, but it is funny how much easier life is without a bunch of BS. I have DEFINITELY fell victim to…and produced!! my own share. Drama is…bad! And that’s me on a soap-box.