Thanksgiving Thursday, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday....many are expressing the feeling of being depleted. You may have already "gone too far and done too much." After all, you're doing your best to keep up with the needs for your family, your home and your work.
And still you may feel that every effort is draining your time and energy. Then, there’s the ever present news of the COVID virus impacting your emotional health with fear and worry. If peace, contentment and joy seem outside of your grasp, and you are not being emotionally restored to keep up with what life has placed in front of you, you are likely becoming depleted. Overwhelming fatigue, discontent and a lack of motivation are just a few of the signs.
We’re all living a life that’s out of balance. You must take time to stop. Stop and acknowledge what you’re experiencing and accept every feeling that arises as the full expression of who you are. Next, honor that you’ve come this far; with your basic needs met, family and friends in this with you, loving memories of those you may have had to let go of and a hope for a better tomorrow.
Recalling our best memories, fondest times and most fun experiences is the fastest way to do an emotional reset. BUT you must remember to do it! Set an appointment on your phone for every 2-4 hours to do an emotional check-up. Are you feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, fatigued or simply dehydrated or undernourished? Stop and allow yourself 20-30 minutes to rest, replenish and restore.
A diet of excessive sugar, alcohol, caffeine, and carbs is not likely bringing you the joy that you are wanting. When we don't restore the body with adequate hydration (water) and high-quality nutrients (plant-based foods), our energy is quickly depleted.
If you have been taking prescribed medications for conditions such a high blood pressure, cholesterol, or diabetes, you may be suffering from a nutritional depletion which these medications can cause. [Consider Vitamin B Complex, Zinc, Vitamin D, and CoQ10 Enzyme.]
Rest is how your body heals. Not getting enough sleep will rob your body of the opportunity to restore itself. When you sleep well, your thoughts become clearer and your emotions are less reactive; you’re also placing less strain on your hormonal system, which require both nutrients and rest. Hopefully, you’re now getting the picture that everything in your life is connected to your health, physically and emotionally.
COVID, quarantine and financial concerns is enough to make even the toughest among us frustrated, irritable or angry. These emotions will quickly get your gastrointestinal system out of sorts which affects how well you absorb nutrients. In traditional Chinese medicine our internal organs function in conjunction with our emotions. You already know this by the grief you feel in your chest (lungs) or the worry you feel in your gut (stomach and spleen).
The COVID pandemic has caused an upheaval of our courage, confidence and strength. We have been forced to make critical decisions, weekly, if not daily. Emotionally speaking, your gallbladder and liver are taking a punch to the gut, as these are the organs that become depleted by excessive decision-making. The good news is there are simple strategies to fight or finesse your way back into balance.
Each person may require something different, so please consult with your medical provider if you sense there is something seriously wrong or you have further questions about your condition.
Here’s what you can do right now:
You cannot just read about what to do - you must do it, daily. Creating new habits that improve your energy, elevate your mood and restore joy is how we all want to get through this demanding time. I’m sharing with you not only what I know but, what I have done. It’s why I say, “Do as the Doctor Does” - not just what they say!
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