Do you realize the significance of making time to do them, if only for five minutes?
When you fully commit to doing the things you love, your negative thoughts and feelings fall away. Your focus shifts and with it, so too, does the chemical cascade that is triggered by the signals that your heart is sending to your brain. Rather than operating from a flight-fight response (generated by a threat to your safety), you are now acting from a position of safety.
In order to ensure that you maintain those activities, it is important to be cognizant of the restorative power of the feelings that are generated when you do what you love to do.
It is an indication that you would benefit from stress coaching, if you have difficulty answering, "What makes your heart sing?" Remember that stress rewires your nervous system and sets up the scene for ill-health whether it be mental, emotional or physical health. Your ability to see the positives in your life may be erased. Negative looping thoughts wear you out. Your self-esteem develops puncture wounds and the sense of who you are deflates.
This weekend, if only for five minutes at a time, do something that makes your heart sing. As you do, you'll be soaking in the metaphorical love tub - a place where your cares are washed away and the positive feelings expand like so many soap bubbles, to effect a change in your physiology, which changes how you feel, which undresses your stress, which ... and so it goes.
What will you make time for this weekend?
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