You know the drill: ruminating on ’how bad things are,’ competing with others or striving for what you don’t have. It’s all too easy to set yourself on a very dissatisfied course. How to get off the not-so-merry-go-round? Learn the art of gratitude! Think of gratitude as a skill that you can, and should, brush up on.
The holidays are upon us, and though few of us can skip the month of December altogether, there are ways to better manage this stressful season while preserving your health and sanity. Here are a few tips to help keep body and soul on an even keel for the next few weeks and well into the New Year.
We as a culture have become used to popping antibiotics with the first signs of a cold, especially during the winter. Instead of popping pills, incorporate some of these foods into your diet. Minimize the need for antibiotics by lacing your diet with foods that naturally have antibiotic properties.
Need a vacation? Get into meditation! It’s free, easy to learn and is an essential skill that you can use anytime, to help you manage the stress, pressure and non-stop challenges of modern life. And did we mention that meditation can also keep your heart, brain and body young, healthy and relaxed?
As the leaves and temperatures start to fall, colds and flu are never far behind. While it may seem like getting sick sometime between now and April is a forgone conclusion, it doesn’t have to be. Yes, I’m saying you don’t have to get sick this year, that is, as long as you start fortifying your body now.