Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
It’s important to guard and maintain our hearts because in this fast paced world of ours, our hearts can grow weary. We live in a fast paced hectic world that's often stressful.
I think children have this one down. They laugh more than 200 times every day. You see, laughter releases endorphins that relieve stress, elevate your mood and even relieve pain. The benefits of laughter don’t depend on how funny something is. Even forced laughter can do the trick.
Exercise is a great stress reliever too. Even if it is just a walk around the block. Taking time in prayer and reflection each day can also help.
Sleep is perhaps the simplest way to protect your heart. To carry on in this fast paced, technological age, we require sleep. Your body needs rest to function properly, stave off infection, and repair itself.
Look on the bright side of life. Research has found that a positive attitude will contribute to your heart health. Sometimes it can be hard to look on the bright side of life and those are the times when it might be most important to do so. Having the right attitude is even more important for your body than daily sunscreen and a weekend spa getaway.
One of the best ways I know to develop a positive attitude is to practice gratitude, which means thinking of, or writing down the things that you are grateful for in your life. Positive affirmations remind you of the wonderful things in your life and make you feel happier and more satisfied.
If you haven't any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.