Choosing your lunch table is as important as choosing what you eat for lunch. You may be placing an order for something you didn’t want.
A good mood may quickly dissipate when you choose to sit at the Complainer’s Table at lunchtime – you know, the one where the boss stinks, the government sucks, gossip reigns and the world is wrong, wrong, wrong.
Constant complaining is a highly infectious virus. It can cause a drastic change in your mood, infecting you by dressing you up in stress.
As you flounder in the pool of negativity, your body responds with a cascade of fourteen-hundred chemicals – that’s the stress response that has been elicited., although technically, there is no real threat to your life. The stress response is an inherited , pre-historic function that was necessary for survival. Woolly mammoths, sabre-toothed tigers, oh my!
How you think and feel impacts the chemical cascade. Your beautiful body is responding accordingly.
Just as you have a choice of where to sit at lunchtime, you have a choice of how you think and feel. The great news is that you can learn and practise a new, healthier way of thinking and feeling.
Hint! It has to do with the heart.