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5 Tips for Wellness

5 Tips for Wellness

How we feel inside influences our environment, our environment influences how we feel inside.
Have you ever had the experience of not being able to think clearly or remember things, only to look around and notice that your home or work space is in total chaos?   What goes on outside goes on inside.  The next time you are feeling overwhelmed and your mind is spinning our of control, take a minute to look, listen and feel what is going on around you.  Clean up, go somewhere dark or quiet by yourself, or find something or someone that is a calming influence for you.  After spending time away from the chaos, (and only you know how much time away you need), take a few deep breaths and then slowly enter back into your work.  After a while you’ll be able to recognize what you need before you lose your balance.

Practice is the key to change.
Habits are ways of being in the world that we have practiced a lot.  There are only a few things that humans are born knowing how to do, everything else has been practiced enough to become a habit.  So, if you have things about yourself that you want to change and you have been trying for a while, don’t get frustrated or discouraged.  You can be kind to yourself by remembering that the only way it will become a habit is to practice.  Allow yourself to remember something that you are really good at and what got you there.

Trust your inner voice.
We all have a guiding force inside that lets us know when we are in danger or in love.  If we ask, this same voice speaks to us about much more subtle things also.   “Am I in the right job?”,  “Is this person benefiting me right now?”,  “Is there a better way for me to work though this situation?”,  “Do I really want that last donut?” Even though we are being taught to look outside ourselves, reclaim your connection to your inner voice and take advice from the only person who really knows you.  You.

Experience the freedom of a clear request.
Communication is the place where many of our relationships become tangled up.   Many women are taught that they shouldn’t ask for what they want, and are surprised when they don’t get it.    First, get clear in yourself about what you want to have happen and why.  Then make a clear request of the person you want it from.  Explain that the request can be accepted, denied, or counter offered.  Lastly, be prepared for any of these choices to come back to you.  This form of communication gives both parties equal footing from which they can express themselves.

Our first two foods are water and air.
We develop in a nourishing pool of water and the first thing we do, even before we cry, is to take a big deep breath.  Our bodies are made up of 70% water, and water is essential for our bodies to work all the way down to the cellular level.  Oxygen fills our lungs and is sent throughout out our bodies to bond with the cells that make up our brain, heart, and nervous system.  Drink plenty of water each day and take regular intervals of 10 deep breaths starting at the beginning of the day.

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