What Can We Learn From The Easter Bunny?
Don’t Put All Your Eggs In One Basket
When the egg hunt is on, it’s easy for kids to want to pile all their eggs into their basket. However in the real world, we want to avoid this practice.
It’s important to remember that there are several factors that play a part in our overall health - we can’t just focus on one thing. For example, if someone eats the most nutritious diet on the planet but never takes the time to exercise or be active, then they may never be truly healthy. Similarly, someone may go to the gym regularly, but if they stop at McDonald’s on the way home each day then all that physical exercise is only going to take them so far.
It’s important to remember that there are multiple factors to consider when trying to live an overall healthy lifestyle.
Everyone Needs a Friend Who Is All Ears
Did you know that harbouring emotional distress and/or negativity can actually affect your physical health as well?
High levels of stress lead to increased muscle tension and soreness which is usually carried by most people through their neck and mid back. Not only that, but being in a negative or stressed out state causes our bodies to secrete more cortisol. Prolonged increased levels of cortisol in the body can lead to weight gain, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, muscle weakness, mood swings, and much more.
All Work And No Play Can Make You A Basket Case
This statement is very similar to the one above. All work leads to more stress. More stress leads to more cortisol. More cortisol leads to negative health consequences.
We can also look at this from the other end of the spectrum. When we play or do things we enjoy, we release our happiness hormones - dopamine and serotonin. High levels of these hormones lead to more blissful states, improved motivation, and increased concentration. Conversely, when we have low levels of these hormones it can lead to things like anxiety, depression, irritability, etc.
Something of Value May Not Always Be Visible
Just like we search for those precious easter eggs which are usually hidden or tucked away, many of the most precious things in our life aren’t always readily visible.
For example, (insert shameless doctor plug here) our HEALTH is something that isn’t visible but is absolutely important and valuable. Ask someone to name the most important things in their life and they’ll usually name health, wealth, and family happiness.
Happy Easter! Cheers to family time, happiness, and warmer weather!