Are you busy… or just not managing your stress properly? Do you have too much to do but find yourself procrastinating or not meeting your priorities because you are too tired or unfocused? It happens to all of us.
We think that we are only busy during the holidays, but at this time of year we also run around like chickens that are free in the coop. Preparing for summer can be hectic. Stress management should be a constant in your life, not an exception.
Overwork and lack of rest cause health problems. Stress is the precursor to many serious illnesses. You can avoid becoming a victim of one.
Why do you need rest and leisure, physically and mentally?
let me remind you Sometimes we run too fast to remember ourselves!! Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine addresses stress, overwork, depression and anxiety. These factors affect your health. Be more aware and you can improve your feelings. Awareness brings more control over your behavior.
#1. Stress is a precursor to all kinds of physical and emotional health problems. It leads to chronic pain, anxiety and depression. Do you have one of these? Then slower. To breathe. When driving, try to be in the “now.” Breathe deeper and relax your abs, chest, and diaphragm. Feel that breath to your toes… Experience that “aha” moment. Now that you are in the now, do it again… look around and enjoy what you see and feel. Is it different with you?
#2. Lack of rest prevents the body from healing and rejuvenating. It ages you! It prevents you from being everything you can be. Adequate rest gives you more mental and physical control and energy. So go to bed earlier. (Thanks for the TiVo and DVR recording – you don’t have to stay up late to catch your favorite shows).
Rest Powers and Oxygen fuels your mind, metabolism and willpower!
#3. Poor diet and bad eating habits usually come with overwork and overuse. “I don’t have time to prepare healthy food, so I just grab something on the side.” No! Fast food is full of fat, sodium and chemicals that make you feel worse than you already do. Take the time to plan meals. You are that important! Please don’t give up good nutrition… change it, but don’t neglect all the work you’ve put into it so far. You have a better chance of success if you plan the day and not the meal. Think about your overall diet and what you want to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Then schedule it. Once you’ve done that, execution is easy.
Your first wealth is your health. Take care of it.
Thanks to Dr. Kathleen Albertson, PhD