This is an article Jo Homar wrote about wellness, published in Natural Nutmeg Magazine. If you are interested in adding a wellness program to your self-care regimen contact me to schedule a session to get you started.
Do you want to have and do it all? Is that working for you or against you? Are you ready to improve your wellness and to find balance in your life?
It's human nature to want things and experiences, but if we don't set reasonable and achievable expectations then your wellness and the balance in your body will waiver. Many of us have family responsibilities, work obligations, and home maintenance on our minds from the moment we wake to the time we go to bed. Our days are filled with making decisions on what to do next and we miss the opportunity of experiencing what is happening in the present moment.
For example: the alarm goes off, we decide how many times to hit the snooze button, what to eat, what to wear, what am I going to have for lunch, and whether or not we can make it to work without stopping for gas. You get the idea. And all of these decisions are being made before you get out of bed.
Let's stop and focus on the present moment, on your wellness, and how to restore harmony and balance to your body, mind, and soul.
You may be asking, "Where do I start?" We can look at wellness and balance from the starting point of sleep. When we are sleeping our bodies are recharging, replenishing, and rebalancing. Upon waking, stop and take a moment to appreciate the work which was done overnight and to reconnect with this goodness. Bring yourself closer to wellness by making simple changes in your life to move forward with wellness and balance by allowing yourself enough time to sleep. Your body is your friend, not your enemy. Be kind and respectful to it and it will return wellness back to you.
Before Getting Out of Bed
Now let's look at the previous example of what happens when the alarm goes off. This time ask yourself what positive things you can do for yourself before getting out of bed. Allow yourself the time to breathe fully, stretch, and appreciate your rejuvenated mind, body and soul. Stretching is a great way to start the day. Upon waking help your body get acclimated back into your surroundings by stretching your legs and arms before getting out of bed. Take some deep breaths to open the flow of energy in your body and reconnect with your surroundings. Roll to your side and sit on the edge of your bed. Plant your feet firmly on the ground before taking off. Connect your body and feet back to the surface below you and feel what it is like to be in your body again after your restorative sleep.
Mind Your Own Business
Now that we are out of bed. Concentrate your energy on those things you have control over. Don't expend energy trying to solve issues you ultimately can't change. Mind you own business and focus on yourself and what your immediate needs are. Take into consideration how your decisions affect your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
There are some simple steps you can take to promote wellness and to bring balance to your body. These may include:
Reiki or other energy healing sessions
Drink plenty of water
Eat whole natural organic foods
Stay away from emotional trigger foods such as sugar, gluten, dairy
Inquire about corporate wellness program
Be kind to others and grateful for what you have
Get a massage
Being out in nature is good for the body and soul. It releases tension and promotes a positive outlook. Go outside and breathe some fresh air, go for a walk, sit in the park. Listen to the water, watch the birds, look at the sky and feel your stress be lifted from you. When the weather is nice, take your shoes off, put your feet in the grass or in the ocean, feel the earth beneath your feet. This connection back to Mother Earth can have a profound effect on your overall wellness and bring your body back into balance with a sense of grounding and a reconnection to the tings that really matter.
The Eyes of a Child
Laugh more, be kind to yourself and to others, don't take life so seriously, and make an effort to look at the world through the eyes of a child, free and innocent to experience all of life's possibilities. Open your heart to fully accept and give love to yourself and others. Begin to change the way you think and feel in order to attract your desired outcome.
At the end of the day, before going to bed, find a quiet place to sit or lie down. Take this time to release any experiences from the day that no longer serve, and express your appreciation for all the positive and good things you have experienced during the day. This is also a good time to set your intentions for the next day and to give thanks for all that you are and all that you have.
Jo Homar offers a wide range of services to assist you with your wellness needs and to bring balance back into your body. View our services page and use our online scheduler to find a convenient date/time for your session. I look forward to connecting with you.