A personal wellness lifestyle...hard to maintain, hard to afford, both???
I have found for me, when I trade quality over convenience, I'm pay the price of true health and wellness.
Yet I still do at times, trust me, especially during this pandemic and winter blues season. I have traded in many nourishing dishes for convenience foods because I don't want to take the time. It's my choice and I know that. I can also feel and see the fruits of my labor of convenience...weight gain, sluggish metabolism, and autoimmune skin conditions rearing their ugly head. Truth is, I'm playing clue with my own body when I'm consuming convenient foods. The unwanted health conditions are proof of this.
It's one of the main reasons why I continue my membership with Young Living Essential Oils, a company I wholeheartedly believe creates products with our well being in min. They help with taking the guesswork out of the ingredients they use and offer many resources on helping to decide what products can help with issues you may be dealing with. I go beyond essential oils to help get me back to feeling and looking my best.
This month's order included all of the products in the picture above to help with skin flares (Rose Ointment and Melrose, an essential oil blend that includes tea tree for those pesky skin fissures), frizzy, dry hair (Mirah Lustrous Hair Oil), gum care (Thieves Mouthwash...but also will be used to make a throat spray to combat the dry throat feeling from low humidity), as well as air quality (Eucalyptus Radiata).
I get asked all the time...isn't it expensive? Honestly, no more expensive than loading up on products I think are comparable from Target or other stores. I normally spend less than $100 a month on products that are helpful, healthy minded, and truly do wonders for me. I can't remember the last time I bought a bunch of products from a store where no one could truly help me understand if they would actually help and don't include a bunch of unknown fillers and harmful ingredients. You just won't get that guarantee from any other store.
I came to a point in my life where I was looking at being under a doctor's care and an ever growing prescription list if I didn't change how I was living. That undertaking continues to evolve. Being good to myself and this temple will remain of utmost importance. How could it not be? How could it not be for you? Without a body that is in healthy, working order, how good can you really be in this life? How could any of us be active, happy, relieved, and in the best spirits if we feel run down? We just can't. It's not a sustainable way of living.
So I press on with products and ways of living that take the guess work out of what I'm putting in my body. Next month's order will include a multigreens supplement to help support the body's nutritional needs while I can't get the freshest green food options at my local store.
How are you keeping up with putting in what your body needs without playing Clue?
Ever get tired of all the mixed messages on how to attain alignment throughout your day? Meditate. Exercise. Get enough sleep. Eat healthy. Journal. Hug your loved ones. Use non-toxic products. Smile more. Think positive. Donate. Pray. Insert your very own findings and I'm sure you get my point.
All in the name of finding common ground with the Spirit within to be the best person you can be. I'm aware not everyone is on a purpose driven path towards enlightenment like myself, but I do believe everyone would like to enjoy life more and stress less.
It's why I became a yoga instructor...I found such relief in teacher training that I had to share with others what I've learned and continue to learn. I abide by and use all of the aforementioned ways in aligning with my best self. But when is enough, enough?
One of my favorite mentors teaches you will never get it all done so why continue to fret each day from feeling like time is running out? When I try to live by the way I feel or better said, the way I want to feel, I find that same relief I do when on the yoga mat. I breathe deeper, experience steadiness in body and mind, connect with mind, body, and Spirit just to name a few.
Where your attention goes, energy flows.
Continue to allow the unwanted things to pile up and they will just keep adding up. A decision then follows on whether to change that focus on aligning with the way I WANT to feel, whether that's relief, joy, gratitude, then I know what must be done. Energy must be taken from the thoughts that seem to be consuming, focus then on better feeling thoughts, and experience how the relief seems to come and with continued focus, that too builds. It was such an enlightening moment when I figured out that as an adult, I'm more likely to focus on what I don't want to experience and drive so much energy that way and that it's up to me and only me to decide to redirect the focus.
Truly my point is with all the different ways to achieve alignment with that Greater Power, I find that by just focusing on how I want to feel helps to point the way. Many times it's taking a time out and finding my way down towards the ground and working on my breath, moving my body, and feeling the steadiness of the Earth below me.
What's the best way you tend to be able to redirect energy to better feeling thoughts?