As human beings our journey is full of change!
I am asked by many of my clients what holistic strategies should we consider for our selfcare.
This is most definitely a very weighted subject and where do we begin.
Many of us concentrate on our health goals and how we can be healthy.
I would like to stress what we could concentrate on is our "healthspan".
The National Institute of Aging concentrate on "Geroscience "- As we grow older, we are more likely to be diagnosed with one or more chronic ailments. These ailments include life-threatening diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer, as well as debilitating conditions like arthritis, fatigue, and frailty. These ailments rob us of our quality of life.
The question is: How does the aging process affect the disease process and susceptibility—and vice versa
They mention the definition of healthspan?” It is the period of life spent in good health, free from the chronic diseases and disabilities of aging.
I would like to dispute that many dis-eases can begin at an early age !
As we are definitely navigating so much change in our day to day in every aspect.
Our health is divided into four areas mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.
Here is an example of:
Mental health - How are you keeping your mind active? Trying to stay curious or challenging yourself by picking up a new skill. Getting out of your comfort zone.
Taking up a new language, cooking new dishes, saying hello to a person walking down the street.
The second area is Emotional Health - Being aware of our emotional state and how are we managing? As an example the different areas of anger, compassion, forgiveness, gratitude, and generosity are different emotional states of being.
Being aware of toxic emotions how to deal with them such as finding strategies with deep breathing, meditation, yoga, or Qigong.
Please note that your thoughts are energy and intention is everything.
Trying to live authentically and being yourself.
Strengthening the mind and body connection through motion. Which leads us to the third area Physical Health:
Listening to your body, maybe if you have reached burnout?
Giving yourself permission to rest, enjoying fresh air, nature, eating good food to nourish your body. Or just
creating any kind of movement no matter how small. Just going up and down the stairs or housework can create a different frequency.
The forth area is Spiritual Health - Taking an opportunity for stillness and reflection . Seeing where you are at. Hugging yourself, smiling in the mirror at yourself.
We all need to remember that selfcare in any capacity creates and builds self-worth. Being gentle with yourself!
You are a powerful being and you have more strength than you believe.
The connection to our deeper self can never be severed.
Take the time to do something for your selfcare no matter how small.
There is a divine spark in each one of us and an interconnected into a oneness of all there is!
Quote: Life is the sum of many changes" Anonymous
Take good care of yourselves my lovelies!