In this hurried and stressful life we live in we forget to take care of the most important person, yourself. You hurry from one thing to another eating unhealthy foods, not exercising or taking care of your body. We forget that if our health is poor we cannot help or support our families and we cannot fulfill our mission in this world.
There are many things you can do that do not take that much time. Start with gratitude. It is said that gratitude with increase your frequency, to a frequency closer to love. Before you get out of bed in the morning or while you are getting ready to go to work in the morning, give thanks to everything good in your life. This could be having a roof over your head, having food to eat, being grateful for your family or animals, the bed you slept on, waking up and having another day in this world, etcetera. You will start seeing life in a totally different way.
Relaxation is also lacking in our society, we are always rushing from one place to another. Your stress hormones are always in high gear causing havoc with your body. Relaxation is needed to reduce these stress hormones and their effects on our body. One way to relax is by meditation or prayer. All it takes is at least 5 minutes a day working toward at least 20-30 minutes twice a day. There is no special position required to meditate, just relax your body and refocus from your surroundings. Many people have a mantra, something they repeat to keep out other thoughts in their brain, or they focus on their breathing. For some people praying is like meditation, they are focused in their talk with God and the love they share. Your body will be relaxed, your blood pressure will be lower and you will be happier.
A bath with salts and essential oils is another way to relax and take time for your self. It will relax your muscles and make you less tense. Using epsom salt in your bath will help replenish the magnesium in your body that most Americans are low in. Using lavender as the essential oil will also help you relax, it is also good during this time of the year against ticks, mosquitoes and fleas.
These are just a few of the self caring changes you can make to improve your health and your life as well as that of your family. I will give you some more suggestions in my next blog. Wishing you a magnificent day.
Dr Bidot is a medical surgeon who is now practicing Energy Medicine to help people in a more natural manner. She is opening a location in Gloucester very soon. That location will be at 3682 B George Washington Memorial Highway, (Route 17 South), Hayes, Virginia. Next to the Tidewater Motel.