During the last ten years, I have made a concerted effort to take control of my health, tuning into my bio rhythms, eliminating certain foods from my diet, changing the way I exercise and keeping a journal of my health including sleep patterns.
I have enjoyed sharing my ideas and my findings with others in the faith that they too can achieve improvements by simply being more aware of themselves.
The question I have received many times over is " how do you become so disciplined?" And
statements such as " I'm not in tune as much as you ".
My reply is simple "I got fed up with expecting a doctor to give me a solution to what I thought was
a problem and I took responsibility for my own health, the pain I experienced was in itself the
leverage I needed to be assertive."
"Be gentle on yourself " is one of my favourite Buddhist phrases. Listen to your body and what it is telling you. Rest when you need to and exercise when you have the energy. Let go of the competitive trappings of the modern world. Do not compare yourself to other people, share findings and ideas rather than beat yourself up because you believe someone else is dealing with things much better than you. Surround yourself with positive people who are upbeat and supportive.
Be mindful of being in the moment rather than wanting this time to pass quickly; now is all we
Nourish yourself with healthy foods cut down on refined sugars but allow yourself treats.
Why? Because you are human and you will want them.
Listen to your "self talk" - use positive affirmations to keep your mind on the bright side.
Have some "you" time on a regular basis. This can be simple things like a swim or a
walk, reading, trying a new therapy. Don't let money be an excuse, there are many colleges who
need clients to practice treatments on and community centres who offer reiki and meditation for
free or minimal cost.
Yoga, T’ai Chi and Qi Gong are available in many local areas. They work on the subtle levels of our
being, rather than just the physical and in the process aid stress elimination.
Be creative on your journey of self-discovery by keeping a journal. This doesn't have to be just the
written word but can be drawings, photos and cuttings which help express your findings and
I hope you can also be inspired to delve deeper into their mental and physical health and most of all keep an open mind and be kind to yourself.
DRU YOGA & HOLISTIC THERAPY
The Holistic Life Coach
Holistic & Natural Solutions for Health and Wellbeing