I am currently at Rancho La Puerta in Tecate Mexico enjoying a wonderful respite with friends. Listening to lectures on health and participating in many activities is not only good for my mind, but also my body. Here is what I’ve learned so far and messages that I’ve been reminded about:
1. Other people’s toxic behavior does make you sick. The additional cortisol created from dealing with them (stress hormone) can tear down your immune system
2. Take personal responsibility for your own health. It’s the only body you have. EVERYBODY has 30 minutes per day to just take a walk. Turn off the TV and computer and do something. Exercise creates endorphins that help manage the toxic soup of cortisol, adrenalin, and other uglies.
3. Currently statistics say that you will be living in the same body about 80 years. Do you choose a great quality of life for those years or not? Your choice in the MAJORITY of cases. Hint: every 6 months get blood work done and find out how your toxic soup is doing.
4. Toxic people and difficult behavior (both yours and theirs) create the toxic soup. So what skills do you need to manage your particular situation? Learn new approaches. It is your choice!
The lesson for me? Stop procrastinating. Start doing more like really understand what food does in your system. Get my butt up and do something. I, Marsha Petrie Sue, have promised myself to eat better and watch the volume I consume.
Actually, being healthy is easy when you make it a priority. And I have.
So what do you plan to do? Marsha