We have all heard the saying “what goes up, must come down.”
This is definitely the case with many extremes in life; especially our bodies. Just look at what a night of heavy drinking can do to you the following day, what a poor diet can do to your weight, and how sleep deprivation can largely affect your mood.
Which leads me to one of my favourite sayings of all time…” if you don’t find balance, the world finds it for you.”
Lifestyle imbalance of our modern, fast paced, consumer driven society has its consequences. Undoubtedly, when we don’t find balance in our lives, the world works hard to present it for us. Weight gain, disease, illness, injury, allergies, low libido, insomnia, and depression are just a few ways it manifests in our bodies. This is why it is so important to not only address symptoms, but more importantly, root sources of problems.
For years now, we have known that the body cannot heal from fatigue, stress or illness unless it has the opportunity to rest. Yet, a long period of bed rest is not realistic for most people, nor is it necessarily fixing the underlying issues.
The particular kind of rest we need from the stress of our 21st century lifestyles is not just from lying down, but rather from standing up for ourselves and taking responsibility, eliminating toxic thoughts and people, and living life with purpose and passion. For when we are out of balance, feeling purposeless and unhappy, we find ourselves suffering mentally, emotionally, and eventually physically.
For example, try taking 100% responsibility for ONE day of everything in your life; the good, the bad, and the ugly. It truly is remarkable how much better you will feel about yourself and everything that happens to you:)
The thoughts we feed our mind and the beliefs we base our life on may have the biggest overall impact on our health and happiness when compared to the usual focus of this blog; exercise and nutrition. As the foundation of our life philosophy and the sense of purpose we create, or neglect to create, can either empower us, or create helplessness, the most debilitating and stress inducing emotion that exists.
At the end of the day, it is empowering to remember that you can do most of what is necessary to gain control and balance of your health and life at any moment and you always have the choice…..always!
With massive love,