Do you feel anxious every morning because you feel you have too much to do? Do you feel anxious at night because you failed to accomplish all that you set out to do? Does worrying about things keep you awake at night? Do you frequently run out of time in the day to exercise or look after your health? Do you feel like a “slave” to your life circumstances and not the “master”?
If you answer yes to many of these questions, you may be suffering from an overloaded nervous system or what we often call Life Overload Syndrome. It is usually due to your daily activities putting too much stress on your nervous system and causing you to feel imbalance and stressed all the time.
Many of the reasons for your situation can be due to genuine life challenges that all of us encounter on a regular basis, but there may be better ways you can cope and regain control over your life. There are five positive steps towards wellness and stress reduction in your life that we would like to share with you.
Appreciate who you are. In Taoist healing tradition, this is called the Wu Dao, “knowing the Way”. The Way means your true nature. Take time to reflect on your life and take inventory of your strengths and weaknesses.
Know your Qi.
Qi or vital energy is the fuel of life. If you have an abundance of Qi you have a strong constitution and abundant vitality. Many of our patients suffer from decreased vitality causing them to experience difficulty with normal life challenges. Restoring your Qi is vital for health and wellness.
Create Happiness in Your Life.
Wu Wei means being empty and engaging your life with openness. Changing your perspective in life, by welcome changes as opportunities to grow your life can become more simplified and richer. Remember to embrace life with open arms and fluidity, approach dangerous situations as opportunities to learn, and most importantly, create your happiness now and don’t wait.
Be Selective with Your Engagement.
Creating time to be quiet and having free time to daydream and play is beneficial to your physical and psychological well being. This comes back to knowing the quality of your Qi.
Bo Ai means unconditional compassion.This begins with loving life. Value and treasure your life, never abuse your talents and bring love to those who surround you. This includes people, plants, animals, and even your possessions.
You will notice these five elements are really about changing your perspective and attitude in life. It is not about doing more or less of what you are already doing, but to approach it differently. By practicing these simple but potentially profound essential elements, we hope your life will be richer, healthier and happier. If you have any questions please contact us as your wellness is our priority.