“If you allow yourself to be bored, even for an hour –or less- and don’t fight it, the feelings of boredom will be replaced with feelings of peace.” (Carlson, pg. 49)
How beautifully put! We are constantly trying to find things to do, whether to avoid being still or avoid dealing with emotions. What’s so wrong with quiet time? Why are we supposed to shun our emotions? Does being emotional make us weak? Absolutely not! Showing emotion is normal and shows how strong we are. If Jesus, a perfect man, was able to express heart felt emotion; should we not be able to as well? Emotions help us to deal with everything we feel inside that has a physical and extreme mental effect on us.
In relation to women trying to lose weight, emotional responses have detrimental effects.
First off, we have hormones aka estrogen. When the hormones are thrown into a world of chaos, it causes our menstrual cycle to become inconsistent. This can tend to make us gain weight, be angry, extremely moody, overly tired, ANYTHING NEGATIVE and etc.
What is estrogen? Estrogen is produced by the ovaries and in smaller amounts by the adrenal cortex.(MNT, 2003) It is the role of growth and development of the female secondary sexual characteristics. Our bodies produce specific amounts it needs. But what happens when your body produces too much estrogen and what are the signs?
Symptoms: bloating, swelling of the breasts, decreased sex drive, irregular periods, headaches, mood swings, weight gain, hair loss, cold hands or feet, tired, lacking energy, difficulty with memory, trouble sleeping, and etc.(Healthline.com)
Not only are these symptoms, but results of what happens to our bodies. If your estrogen stays elevated, you may be at a higher risk of breast cancer. About a month or two ago, I felt a lump. A. If it’s not near your armpit, then most likely it isn’t cancerous. B. Regardless, you should get it checked out.
I don’t listen, and didn’t get it checked out. Granted, it wasn’t near my armpit. Please don’t be like me.
We can clearly see, how and what hormones can do to our bodies. Sometimes regardless of weight loss efforts, it won’t make a difference if you are experiencing female problems. SEE A DOCTOR! Most men who try to give advice, do not understand this and think they know everything.
Does this not seem like our emotions would be whacked out if our bodies are working against us? We can’t control things that happen to us or our bodies, but we can control the way we react to it! That’s the goal. It is ok for us to cry, be angry, etc. but try to not be overly expressive. This is hard for me to do… I think most women can relate. Yet, we must strive to control ourselves. Another goal is to strive for happiness, and if we can’t be happy, then be content. Even if our emotions drive us to be tired and want to confine ourselves to our homes, get out and do something… Just walking into the sunlight makes a world of a difference. Emotions have the power to control us if we let them. Do we really want anything controlling us? I think NOT.
If you are experiencing this in your life, I hope it helps and if not, you just learned something! *Mind Blown* LOLOL.
Have a wonderful day and thanks for reading 😉 😍