Feel Better Blog
Ways to help you feel better every day: mind, body and spirit!
10/8/2016 0 Comments
In studying the physiological effects on the body, two extremes wreak havoc: stress and inactivity. Put the body in prolonged stress and every part of you starts to wear down. Put the body in prolonged inactivity and every system starts to shut down. The effects long-term either way are disastrous, but thankfully the body is resilient. It knows how to heal. With good self-care practiced regularly you can right the ship to feeling better.
How are you navigating these two extremes? Most of us spend time in both throughout our day. If you have ever spent a long part of a work day sitting at a desk or standing in one spot, you won't have to think too long on how that feels by the time you finally get home. Have a crazy day with customers, co-workers, a difficult project or situation, or a long day with fussy kids and you know how wiped out you can feel from the stress. Are you training yourself to be better equipped to do what you are asking of your body each day? Are you making change where your life is no longer serving you? You may feel so lost from where you want to feel after weeks, months or even years of this not changing, but I am happy to report that with small changes over the coming days and weeks, you can feel better, think better, and do more for your health and life.
The foundation of my practice at Healing Tree Wellness & Bodywork is to focus on these two perpetrators at the same time. Some people may want to focus only on the stress and let go during a massage, or just work on moving more and eating healthy without focus on the stress in their body. I'm thankful of action in whatever area you choose. But why not both? Why not letting go of some of your stress while giving yourself momentum to make more of what you want out of life? Why not moving more, training your body to do more of what you are meant to do? Why not feeling better in your mind, in your body, and in your spirit?
I fell in love with coaching people to doing more in their lives a few years ago. It is the basis for why I decided to go out on my own and start a wellness practice. When I blended coaching and self-care with the massage and rehabilitation skills it just felt right. It has been a bumpy ride at times, but isn't that what life is all about? Doing things that you are meant to do no matter if you are successful. Finding ways to make your creativity thrive. Helping others along a path you've found success. It may sound weird to some to combine a coaching session with a massage. But to those clients that it has impacted so far, it feels like a great marriage. I am doubling down and making it part of what I do. You can choose to work on your body, choose to work on your mind, or choose to work on your whole self at once. Navigate your season of stress and discomfort to one of feeling better.
Whether you choose to be making change in your life right now, whether you are content where you are at, or if you are not yet ready to change course, know that you are enough of whatever doubts you are having. You are enough to make the change possible. Surround yourself with people that remind you for the awesome gifts you provide and the amazing imperfection that make up who you are. Be on a lifelong journey to make your dreams come true, to do the work you were meant to do, and deepen the connections that mean most to you. Feeling better, thinking better and doing better. The world could use more of you at your best.
Do me a favor and if this message is meant for you, treasure it, and let it sink deep into your being for you to respond in action. If you think it is meant for someone you love, please share it with them.
With love and light,
Massage Therapist, Health Coach, Personal Development junkie.
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