How special it is to care for ourselves and to seek balance thanks to the nature we have around us. There are so many natural therapies based on a direct contact with nature that seek that our bodies recuperate their equilibrium and harmony.
There are three basic little rules to follow , rest and sleep well, each person has the hours necessary although seven to eight hours seem to work well for most people. Follow a good sensible diet, high in fruit vegetables and participate in some form of exercise on a regular basis, a good walk is sufficient thirty mins each day………….apart from these three basic rules that will give you a good base for a healthy life, you can also incorporate natural therapies there is some thing suitable for everyone.
Aromatherapy is within these natural therapies , aromatherapy is making the most of natural essences found in aromatic plants and herbs, flowers and trees, even from the resin and the roots hold wonderful therapuetical powers. They are usually highly concentrated , and are used in small amounts and can be mixed with water or other base oils, like almond and olive. The object of aromatherapy is to better our health conditions and general well being, they can be applied during a masage , aromatic baths and can also be used hot or cold for injuries, they are also very well used for mood swings and our state of emotional mind.
Life, are you one of these people who watch life go by, do you closely watch the life of others, or do you actually implicate yourself into your own life, do you participate and enjoy every part ? Life is not good at all times,but that is exactly what life is all about, the highs and the lows, it is how we become the person we are today, how we form our character, how we gain experience to deal with the issues that confront us every now and again, this also can be good or bad.
As we age, we also change, and maybe laugh many times, at how we start to sound like are parents !! We probably don’t share the same views on things as we live in a progressive world and see and understand things in different ways (thankfully) not all of us make that transition but…
So, the Christmas holidays are over, some of you will feel great and ready to go others will feel tired out and just want to sleep and hide away for a little while, the festive season does not suit everyone like any other holiday, some just give us so much work we need triple holidays to recover.
Did you know that approx., one third of the populations suffer from stress, episodes that come and go throughout our life, our quality of life gives in to this, but, we can find ways to combat this and live a little more tranquil.
Stress can attack children and adults, it can be a silent attack, at certain times in our life or it can become a severe illness in our life. We can lose control of our life , if we let it, it can make our career unstable and our studies also. It can complicate all areas of our life, and seriously reduce the quality of our life.
Stress is a natural process within our body, it’s mission is to activate our instinct of survival. It is a human reaction threatening , but it is like fear .inicially it is a warning sign in a positive sense, if we don’t pay attention to this our emotional balance will be affected and we can have physical consequences.
So, what’s the best way to confront our stress, when it rears its ugly little head…. Our work place can be one of the strongest points for stress, we are competitive, responsable we give orders and work our nerves to a frazzle !! So you need to be able to work around all these things, within your work place and at home and socially, it is important to know how to work and react within an orderly fashion and be organised, we need to know how to distribute our time and to know how to rest when needed, you need to know your priorities and when things are not possible they are just not possible, no one ever said we had to do everything (that is a role we have taken on ourselves!!)
Remember to keep time back for yourself, you are important remember!! Learn how to relax, you can teach yourself, try to fit in a sports activity learn how to release that tension that builds up let it go along with any negative thoughts you have collected through the day, all this will help you to reduce your stress level.
If you suffer from stress, you will have tension in your muscles, cold hands or sweating palms, sleep difficulty, headaches, back and neck problems , indigestion. You will feel anxiety, irritability, fear general nervousness confusion and mood swings, you will find it difficult to concentrate and make decisions. You will find you have nervous laugh, you will be sharp with others, if you smoke you will maybe smoke more, or drink and drug yourself more!! You may eat less possible cry more and grind your teeth !! So if you have any of these signs, try to slow down, take note of a few things here and start to reduce your stress level, one step at a time ❤
It’s that Monday when many of us go back to work for the first time after the Christmas break, particularly in my part of the world, the children return to school and the routine begins, but come on…….you can manage this and much more, make that routine a great fun routine, try a smile in the morning it sure does make you feel better !
How lucky I am, and so grateful , for a wonderful caring family……I love them all near and far, today celebrated the famous Day of the Kings in Spain, as you are probably aware from my previous year blogs, the Famous Three Kings of the Orient, arrived in Spain to deliver all the presents last night and today the celebration continues…….it is the Official Spanish Christmas Day, although each year more and more families celebrate Christmas in a big way on the same dates as most of us, 24/25 December with Father Christmas included, and a present is then kept back for the kings to deliver. However if you have misbehaved you may receive a sack of coal !!!
My youngest son invited me for lunch today in Valencia, what a great day, the weather was kind until the return journey, horrific thunder-storm started just as I hit the motorway…