Have you ever sat down and tried TO REALLY analyse yourself, your health, your eating habits and your routines? It’s not easy but extremely worthwhile, and a healing process.
That’s why it’s called a practice. We have to practice a practice if it is to be of valueAllan Lokos, Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living
I have been attempting to answer some of these questions in own life and came up with this:
Routines. Recipes. Restore. Relaxation. These have been the main “Rs” in my own personal life right now. The biggest challenge is getting to know WHAT my body needs and learning to be flexible so that I am able accommodate its’ needs is quite the learning process. I feel at my best when I not only listen to what my body needs but also give my body room to heal.
Routines have helped me stay focused. I have a busy mind that easily gets distracted – coming up with routines puts my mind at ease and forces me to stay focused. You might laugh, but any list I can cross things off of is a HUGE plus for me! I hope I am not alone on this.
Recipes (developing them as well as trying out new ones) is pure passion for me. I love cooking and I love experimenting constantly with different healthy ingredients. We all spend a lot of time thinking about, preparing & shopping for food, so why not make it FUN? Summer is here which means liquids, liquids and more liquids. Start your day off with 8 oz celery juice and a big glass of lemon water!
Heal yourself : body, mind and spirit
Being physically active (running, climbing, golfing, etc.) has tremendous positive effects on our bodies. For me it’s important that I pay equal attention to restoring and helping my body heal from the run, climb, pose … If anyone has suffered an injury from being physically active than you will know exactly what I mean.
Relaxation to be honest I still struggle with this one. Why? Because for whatever reason there is guilt attached to it for me. It’s a freedom that I find hard to accept and indulge. One method I have been trying is learning breathing techniques that allow me to tune out the world around me and turn inward. I will be sharing some pretty awesome tips I have learned so far and people that have contributed to my teachings !