09 Mar Gaining clarity and purpose with your health
Hey everybody, it’s Ron from your family of therapists at tonika health. It seems almost everybody is an expert on something these days, especially health and fitness, and almost anything can be found on the internet. So I thought I’d share some insights (personal and professional) about how to gain clarity, purpose and direction with your health…the sort of thing you can’t find on the internet.
How to Gain Clarity with Your Health
As an all round therapist, I’m always looking at how we interact with our environment in daily life and how these impact our experience of health:
- How and where we breathe when sitting, resting, standing, exercising, etc
- How we move from left to right, front to back, side to side, up and down
- Our stress levels and how they impact us
- Our eating habits and how they affect our emotions
- What the complaint or symptom is and where it’s coming from
Personally, I really benefit from some kind of structure when looking at these things. Over many years I’ve noticed the same for my clients too. It gives purpose and direction. Wondering what sort of ‘structure’ I’m talking about? Here’s what I like to do daily or most days of the week:
- Sit quietly for 5-10 minutes and focus on my natural breath and body sensations; I just observe what’s happening in my mind and body
- Move my body…exercise, yoga, anything really
- Eat nourishing food most of the time
- Write things down and do them (I aim for at least 3 things a day)
- I find all of these things generally help me with my stress levels
Of course, life is ever changing and it’s all about balance. I don’t do all these things every single day. I take breaks and make changes depending on my changing circumstances, goals or interests. And of course, we’re all different and your ‘structure’ may look different to mine.
My point is that having some sort of structure really helps to give you clarity in what you want to achieve with your health. It doesn’t have to be complicated, just keep it real and measurable.