Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Health and the Writer By Camy Tang

Whether you’re a writer who also works a full-time job or are a busy stay-at-home-mom, it’s hard to stay healthy. I researched and figured out a bunch of tips and tricks to help me stay in shape without carving out of my precious writing time. I also found some tips to help me have just general better health. Pick and choose which of these will work for you.

Get into more positive thinking.

Often times, a negative attitude or negative thoughts about your body or your health are actually contributing to the problem. Your mind can influence your body more than you realize. Psychologists often come across psychosomatic illnesses where the mind plays a major role in determining the body’s health.

So, if you’re constantly down on yourself about your weight, your lack of self-control in eating, your lack of discipline in exercises, and other negative thoughts, this can cause stress on your body, decreasing your immune system and opening you up to bugs and viruses.

As Christian writers, the one thing that we should never forget is that NO MATTER WHAT, JESUS LOVES US. If we truly believe that, it will outweigh any lies we believe about our bodies. We might not be happy with our shape or our health, but NO MATTER WHAT, JESUS LOVES US. That’s what everything in life boils down to.

Read your Bible. Pray. Worship and praise Him. He is your God, He is your creativity, He is your strength, He is your guide. Let’s turn our minds toward the blessings He’s given us and rest in that.

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Blogger Jim Thompson said...

Again, Camy is right on target. We have no business hating one for whom Jesus loved enough to die. That includes ourselves, no matter how many doughnuts we cram into our faces. But loving ourselves doesn't include excusing our sin.

How often have I witnessed people--myself included--bingeing on sweets, despite realizing it is bad for us? It may not be smoking, drinking, or fornicating, but it still damages the temple of God's Spirit. Is a sin less a sin because "everybody" is doing it? Are we who belong to God, who have His Holy Spirit within us, still slaves to sin? Can we rightly excuse our sinful behavior by calling it a compulsion? We need to let God open our eyes so we can see it, not as a socially acceptable fault, but as the sin it is, and repent of it just like any other sin.

9:47 AM  
Blogger Tricia Goyer said...

I've realized that the thing that helps me the most is to marvel how our bodies are made. What a creation!

Also, when I take care of myself, I feel better, and I WANT to take care of myself!

11:17 AM  

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