- Why do we feel to get our car looked after, and yet neglect and disregard our bodies so much?
- With levels of disease and illness escalating at a crazy speed surely we can see that something about how we are living is not working?
- 80% of all deaths are due to non-communicable, lifestyle related factors (World Health Organisation) – If the way we are living is contributing to our ill health, which it is, when and how are we going to address this problem?
- What changes are we going to make that are more supportive and loving and caring to our bodies?
Most of us these days know that stress is very detrimental to our health, indeed it can be a precursor, to many diseases.
So living in a way that we are not stressed seems key.
This may mean bringing regular Meditations or Yoga into our lives, but also looking at how we live, are we always anxious about a demanding time schedule, are we letting time dictate to us how we feel?
If so it is important to make changes here, to create space and to prioritise, and if we still have a lot on our plates then to make sure we choose to be present and relaxed as we complete each task.
I was recently almost late for an appointment, which I strongly dislike, so I found myself starting to drive in a state of stress and pressure – this felt horrible in my body. Then I thought, “It is my choice to be in this energy or not, but it does not make any difference to the time I arrive if I choose to stay relaxed and present.” So I chose to come back to the relaxed way of being. This example applies to many areas of our lives, and understanding how to bring your self back in those moments will also benefit those around us who can feel and are impacted if we are stressed or relaxed.
We can also harm ourselves by trying to be superhuman – underneath the demands of daily life many of us are really exhausted, yet keep going by copious amounts of coffee and or sugar. Were we to take away all the artificial stimulants many of us use, we would basically have no energy; and so we give a stimulant to our body to generate some extra energy from our reserves but what price are we actually paying for this?
This brings it back to taking time to deeply rest, allowing our body to have times where we are not stimulated, allowing time for our nervous system to unwind and recuperate. This may be building times in our days to have a short walk and connect with ourselves and/or nature, to make time for a bath with maybe Epsom salts and some relaxing essential oils, or again a meditation or yoga, time to just be with you in a relaxed manner. Another great support would be to have some Chakra-puncture, Healing, or Connective Tissue sessions.
These sessions can be a huge support in helping people to live in a more loving, nurturing and honouring way for their bodies. To me health and wellbeing are about prevention, looking after and supporting the health we have now, and not waiting to only seek support after we are diagnosed with some debilitating ill condition.