Take care of your emotional life. In order to take care of your emotional life you will have to take stock of your thought life. The heart that thinks on what is untrue, ignoble, wrong, impure, unlovely, deplorable, inferior and disgraceful becomes toxic emotionally. When our hearts are turbulent we are vulnerable--vulnerable to making poor decisions that impact our physical health. We overeat, live a sedentary lifestyle and abuse drugs--all choices impacting the major indicators of heart health, i.e. blood pressure, body mass index, fasting blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
But, there is good news! We are His beloved daughters, seated with Him in the heavenly places and given the mind that is in Him our head. (Ephesians 2:6). Put on the Helmet of Salvation, that you may guard your heart (mind). (Ephesians 6:17). Read the book of Ephesians and be encouraged to battle in the strength of the Lord by this teaching on the Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer:
Also, prayerfully consider beginning Christ-centered counseling. You may begin your search by speaking to your local church leaders and or here: Christian Care Connect or Faithful Counseling.
Happy temple building!
Take care. Bless many.
Carolyn Sinclair McCalla is a daughter of God who believes that as we seek the truth of God's Word, and humble ourselves to live in agreement with it, that we will experience the transformation which allows us to enter wholistic wellness: spirit, soul and body. She is the Founder and President of EarthBasic and leads its Be-Held Community: a group of women seeking, living and being transformed by the truth of God’s Word together. She is excited about this addition to the Be-Held Community, which will provide loving, sustainable, Christ-centered and well researched resources to support women in cultivating a life of wholistic self-care: spirit, soul, and body, which will in turn equip them to bless the generations in their care.