Do you think it’s inevitable that you will let your healthy habits go until January’s New Year’s Resolutions? It doesn’t have to be that way! It’s much easier to stay in balance than to dig yourself deeper and climb back out later. Think of all of the positive things you’ve done for your health this year. Do you want to jeopardize that now?
When we become a little off balance, it’s human nature to crave the things that will take us even further off balance. The ancient sages noticed this trend. While nature seeks balance and harmony, human beings often take imbalances to extreme levels. If a little is good, then more is better, right?
Lucky for us, these wise sages helped develop a healthcare system that brings us stubborn humans back to balance. Acupuncture can help stop our downward spiral into holiday extremes.
There is a popular Zen quote you might have heard:
You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes a day, unless you’re too busy. Then you should sit for an hour.
When we are busy, it’s tempting to cut out the BEing activities in favor of using our time for DOing. We want to be productive and cross things off our lists. When we cut out restorative activities like meditation, yoga, acupuncture, and sleep, we end up with frazzled minds that can’t focus well anyway.
Our stress levels increase and our heads swirl in thoughts of worry, anxiety, and fear. We start eating junk food on the go, and increase alcohol consumption. We feel crabby and tense. Not taking a break is no fun, and your stressed out mind tries to convince you that you don’t have time to relax, or that taking an hour won’t be enough anyway, so why bother sacrificing your time?
BEing is worth the time! It’s essential for your health. Acupuncture can hit the reset button and remind you what it feels like to not be stressed. Meditation, yoga, and healthy fresh foods will help keep you from the downward spiral..