Exercises are important.
Diet is important.
But, then there is what I call the glue to the entire thing. No matter what the issue is. And it’s the mental component. We can exercise and we can eat right. But, without the mental component the battle is MUCH harder.
When I am frustrated or overwhelmed, I have symptoms from the concussion that I got back in 2018. It can range from a mild headache to a borderline migraine that NOTHING except a dark, quiet room deals with. So, I’ve been playing around with what helps for me.
One thing started standing out. Stress. Reggie Cochran reminded me that stress is connected to fear. And that fear is kryptonite to faith. I can follow a diet that has all the benefits to my brain. And exercise too. But, unless I keep my stress level down it won’t work.
So, what are the things that I’m doing?
1. I pray 1st thing in the morning. And begin with praise and worship music because it’s uplifting.
2. I do affirmations. Again, it’s to keep my mind positive.
3. I have a gratitude journal. Whenever I have something positive happen, it gets written down. It keeps me looking for positive things.
4. I limit news, and that includes political ads.
5. I take 15-20 minutes a day and meditate. Typically right after lunch. It makes my day go smoother.
6. I limit conversations that tend to cause stress. And that includes with my family.
7. I get plenty of sleep. And whenever I have a hard time getting to sleep, I remember my things I’m grateful for. And put some soft music on. Typically from Pandora.
8. Visualize. I imagine myself living without the concussion or any of the symptoms of it.
9. Finally, I memorize small bible passages. Or uplifting thoughts. My favorite is 3 John 1:2. It says, beloved, I pray that you prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.
These activities may seem simple and insignificant. And they are simple. But they are far from being insignificant. By following the diet that I am, exercising, plus mental components, and seeing a local chiropractor. I am beating this.
Are you fighting something? I’d like to help. Sometimes, the only way to fight is to figure out what isn’t working and then look at what is working. By doing these 3 posts, I broke down what have realized is helping me. Some of these ideas, everyone in my opinion, should do.