For me there are lots of emotional benefits to pushing myself physically.
4. It helps me focus on something else. I know I’m contradicted myself a little but two hours is a long time, you can do a lot in there. When I have a really irritating problem all I can do is think about it. It hinders everything in my life. If I can just take a step back, and think about something else, like running, I figure the problem out faster. Or in this case it helps me just stop thinking about it and give it to God!
5. It helps me get the anger out! I know this sounds crazy but when I get angry, I get ANGRY! I can try and talk about it, cry about it, scream about it, throw a fit about it. But sometimes the only and best solution is to just run or kickbox it out.
6. It helps me feel better about myself. When I finish a good workout, I feel good! Good because I’ve accomplished something, good because I’m doing something to be healthier, good because I’m not just sitting on the couch and moping.
7. It helps me have more energy. This one may seem weird, how does this help me emotionally? When I’m done working out I feel good, I feel balanced, and I feel energized. Those things that I haven’t been able to get to, I do! More accomplishments! I love the feeling of accomplishing something! Plus, its one more thing you don’t have to think about.
This is how working out helps me emotionally! How does working out help you emotionally?
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
I kept coming back to this passage yesterday. I need to just love those around, be undemanding, patient, kind, not irritable, keep no records of WRONG DOING, never lose faith, be hopeful, and endure through every CIRCUMSTANCE. OH …. this….. is…… HARD! It’s so easy to love when someone is loving back but not so much when they don’t. But I know God will help me find my way and help them find their way as well.