For Your Mental Health: Sometimes Peace is Better Than Being Right
“Be selective in your battles. Sometimes peace is better than being right.” ✌🏻️
What does that have to do with our Christmas? Well. What you can’t see at first glance in these pictures is that despite being divorced my ex celebrated Christmas with my family and I just like we have done for the past three “divorced” Christmas’s. My divorce hurt just as bad as anyone else’s. My heart was broken just the same as anyone else who has been through this. However. From the beginning of this process I chose not to fight. For my children sake and my own mental health, and I am blessed to have a family who supports this decision. I didn’t want to make my children ever have to miss out on having both parents with them Christmas morning. I didn’t want their memories of the holidays to be of their parents fighting. I wanted for them to look into the audience at their Christmas concerts and see their mom and their dad and their grandparents sitting together and watching them. I want them to know that people make can make the choice to overlook mistakes and get along. I want them to know that there is strength in not fighting. I want them to know that hate takes up space in your head where love could be instead.
What does this have to do with health? I have a strong belief in the mind-body connection. That true health is only achieved when both the mind and body are in a state of our personal best. You can eat clean and be active and have a healthy lifestyle. However if your mind is filled with hate and anxiety you will be in a constant state of stress that no health conscious choices can eliminate. Long-term exposure to stress increases our risk of adverse conditions, including sleep and digestive problems, obesity, depression, memory problems, and heart disease. Keeping this in mind is it not worth it for yourself and your family to choose your battles wisely? I think so❤️#peace
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