"SLOW DOWN, EVERYONE, YOU'RE MOVING TOO FAST"
Who doesn’t feel as if there aren’t enough hours in the day? We rush through the day, running here and there, and end up not only physically exhausted but also mentally. Somehow our days are constantly full of duties and obligations, this busyness has begun to build up and has now become our lives. We spend our time doing things that in a way, we are forced to engage in, things that deep down inside we don't want to do, yet feel like we should. We’ve come to believe that somehow being part of this rat race, will make us reach some sort of peace of mind or contentment.
Truth is, life on Earth is brief we are essentially expendable, and our time is too precious to be used as if life were a sprint. If we want our lives to be in a healthy state of balance. We need to lessen our load and increase our down time. This means planning less in a day, prioritizing those things that makes our life enjoyable and take the time to listen to our bodies and its essentials.
We need to learn how to disconnect from that fear that at times makes us believe that if we can't get something done, bad things will happen. At times stress will build up because we will feel unaccomplished and unsuccessful. Unfortunately these things will build up and ultimately decrease our quality of life and your true performance with your projects at hand. This stress will also debilitate other physical aspects of our lives. The nervous system will responds by releasing a flood of hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol, which will rouse the body for an emergency action. This also known as the flight or fight response. This natural protective mechanism is not a healthy way to approach most situations in our life’s, since we are no longer living in the jungle with tigers. However, when properly activated this mechanism will actually help us regain focus, increase energy and awareness under emergency situations. It is the response that may possibly save our life at times. But what happens when we encounter stress overload? Well our body has a hard time trying to interpret daily a stressor versus life threatening situation, so when we constantly experience high levels of stress without taking some time to evaluate the situation. It leads us to an array of physical and emotional problems such as:
I know this may be easier said than done, but it’s not impossible to do. The following are some tips that can help you slow down and alleviate that overwhelming feeling in your life.
Remember it takes discipline to break some deep rooted habits, so start slow, it’s not a sprint it’s more like a marathon. I hope that by reading this information and following this tips you may find some self-control in your life!
I'll leave you with this fun Kale recipe that I promised you and don't forget "the best workout starts in the kitchen"
Spicy Kale Chips
Jahaziel Rueda CHHC,CPT,CES AADP
-Expert in nutrition, basic anatomy and physiology.
-Owner/Trainer at Vita Nova Nutrition and Fitness