New Year, New You! Part 3: Stress
Are you one of those people that breeze through life and a have a healthy work life balance or do you avoid taking time out until your body forces you to step back by falling in a heap?
Stress is a big co-factor to many health issues today and it is vital to make sure that you have tools that can assist you to manage your stress levels and how it plays out in your body.
A good place to start is being organised and sorting out your priorities. Each day give yourself your top tasks you need to achieve that day and set out a plan to do so, anything else you achieve that day is a personal bonus to you!
Also prioritizing your self/health is another important one, making sure that you firstly are at the top of that list. Always allow time for yourself, and try not to spread your self to thin trying to please the needs of everyone else. Learning to say no when required is of great benefit to you and your life; saying “no” to others is saying “yes” to yourself.
Meditation or very simply just stopping and connecting to your breath is one of the best tools for stress relief. You can take a class in meditation, try a guided CD or simply just sit and allow yourself to close your eyes and let your world go still for 5 minutes. Simply by stopping and taking 3 deep consious breathes can have a profound effect by bringing you back to your center, to the present moment. You can do this at your work desk, in the car at the lights, or even create a special place where you go each day to just Be. Be kind to yourself and take time out each day.
Finally, and where we can help you, regular acupuncture sessions can help you de-stress and cope with what life throws at you. Acupuncture allows your body to take back control. We are constantly under stress and pressure to perform, which can bring on disease and other serious health issues. Acupuncture is great for maintenance. It helps a long life become a better-quality life.
Acupuncture slows the body’s production of stress hormones. People treated with acupuncture often see results after one session and the results improve with continued treatment. Acupuncture is particularly helpful for people who want to limit drug use because it regulates the body’s chemical balance naturally.
Give your self the permission to take time out and, if you need that extra helping hand, let us relax you with an acupuncture treatment today.