Life in 2017 can put a heavy load on our nervous system. Just getting out of bed each morning without any extra stresses piled on top can feel like enough. Add onto that; heating, lighting, air conditioning, aviation fuel, car and industry pollution, noise, population overload, continual electro magnetic disturbances, wifi and other radiation pollutants. Plus continual endocrine disrupting chemicals in food, toiletries and cleaning products and wow we begin to get a picture.
On top of the environmental pollution, we may also have; current emotional problems/issues, past traumas, childhood trauma, pressures and stresses from everyday life within relationships and work, plus any concerns we may have for our wonderful planet and humanity.
We are living in a toxic soup
Is there any wonder why virtually every condition and disease is on the steep incline. We are living in a very stressed toxic soup.
Our bodies are amazing
Having said all of that our bodies are amazing and mostly they are able to cope with the huge load of pollution that our grandparents and beyond were fortunate enough not to endure.
And whilst we may not be able to change The World, we can change our personal world.
One of the things we can do, is to give our bodies the tools to cope with all the stresses and strains of modern life.
Here are 4 suggestions that will help bring some balance to our bodies.
1. What we consume
Eat organic food where possible, plenty of fresh filtered water, clean air where possible and nutritional supplements to fill in the gaps. These simple changes help contribute to taking a heavy load off the body so you can have more energy to function on a higher level in every way.
2. A gratitude attitude
Psychoneuroimmunology is the study of the effect of the mind on health and resistance to disease. Whatever we think, affects our immune systems instantly. If we have continual kind, loving, non- judgemental thoughts towards ourselves and others, then our immune systems are instantly strengthened for days. If we have unkind, irritated, judgemental or even hateful thoughts towards ourselves or others then our immune systems plummet for days. This also has a huge effect either way on our nervous systems.
In Kinesiology we have been talking about psychoneuroimmunology for 30 years and science caught up with us around 10 years ago and it is now a scientifically proven fact.
I wonder what would happen with our nervous systems and general health, if we all watched our self talk and what we think and say to others?
3. Plan for Pleasure daily
Planning for pleasure calms our nervous system down and promotes good quality rest, relaxation and sleep. It may be a quiet bath with candles, walking the dog, having a chat with a friend, or a cuddle with a loved one or pet.
It may involve something creative that you love to do (especially if you don’t get time normally to do it regularly, if at all). It may be a sport or exercise or meditation anything that you really enjoy. Find 10 mins, half an hour, or an hour a day, to enjoy something on your pleasure list every day.Mix your pleasures up to fit in with your schedule. Make sure that planning for pleasure is part of your schedule, otherwise it may never happen and a decade or more has gone by.
4. Kinesiology Jaw Rub
Finally a self help technique you may wish to give a go which not only calms your nervous system but also balances the whole structure. Give yourself (or do a swap with a loved one/friend) a good regular jaw rub. Starting under the corners of your mouth on top of the bone and rub the muscles all round up to the joint that opens to talk and chew and then all around your ears on your head. It is completely normal to feel tender or even hurt. Do this several times and quite firmly so you can feel any discomfort and rub it away or at least until it reduces.
This has a profound effect on our nervous systems and put together with any or all of the above I wonder what positive health changes you may experience? Do let us know via our Facebook page or email.
Keep calm and carry on with Kinesiology!