Don’t lose your mind!
Mama bear, life happens but your sanity is important. There are two steps to keeping sanity that can make your whole life run more smoothly. The mind and body benefits of prayer and exercise can increase your quality of life on numerous fronts. Read on to see why they matter and how to fit them into your busy schedule.
There’s always a relaxation response when one prays or meditates, I practice both and the benefits are amazing, I have experienced slowed heart rates, lower blood pressure and calm breathing patterns. It’s only natural that stress and anxiety lower thereafter. Prayer reconnects us to the knowledge that a loving God is watching out for us, and will give us the strength to face whatever tomorrow brings.
This one is a no-brainer. Regular exercise helps you maintain a healthy weight, lowers blood pressure, and offers an endless list of other health benefits. It also increases your overall energy level, making it easier for you to keep pace with your busy life day in and day out. Much like prayer, exercise is a natural, drug-free stress reliever.
When my life feels a little too stressful, you can bet that I have neglected one or both of my two steps to sanity: prayer and exercise. Both are natural stress relievers, that can keep you moving and grooving even through tough seasons. When you practice these two steps, that balance becomes easier. Try them!