Today, I would like to talk about mental maturity, what it means, and what the heck it has to do with stress relief.
Now, this is the humble opinion and definition according to Miss Queen Elizabeth (that's me, just in case you didn't know).
Mental maturity is the state of mind that provides a healthy life for oneself. A healthy life equals a stress free life. How do we have a healthy life with mental maturity? Let's see if I can articulate this...
Mental maturity is knowing the value of yourself, and knowing that everything you think or feel has a positive or negative affect on you. Positive equals healthy, and negative equals unhealthy.
Let's dig a little deeper for a moment. Mental maturity is knowing that you have the power to make or break your life.
With that said, mental maturity is knowing that you can take responsibility for your thoughts, feelings, and actions. You can choose thoughts, feelings, and actions that will enhance your life.
Mentally mature thoughts include thoughts of great self-worth (because you are worth it, and you deserve a great life), thoughts of faith in yourself (because you have been through some serious shizzz before, and you know that you can handle anything that comes your way), and thoughts of love towards others, and yourself (because your thoughts move towards love or hate, love makes us feel good, and hate makes us feel like crapola).
Mentally mature feelings include feeling confident (because you know you are worth it and you believe in yourself), feeling courage (because you know you got this, no matter what it is), and feeling love (see above ;0))
Mentally mature actions include choosing long-term satisfaction versus instant gratification. This includes choosing habits of health like eating right, exercising, getting plenty of rest, and eliminating horribly unhealthy habits like...
Having doubt, fear, and worry. Instead choose certainty, confidence, and faith.
Overindulging in alcohol, drugs, food, shopping, or inappropriate relationships (especially sexual). Instead choose overcoming addictions.
Letting anger, anxiety, and depression rule your life. Instead choose happiness, a quiet mind, and feeling better.
Okay my friend, that's all I got. Just somethings to ponder on in order to destress yourself. Have a wonderful week.