Taking Care of Yourself

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“There is a connection between self-nurturing and self-respect.” ~ Julia Cameron

spa dayIs your life making you sick? Do you feel stressed , tired, have low energy and little tolerance for frustration? If so, you are either doing too much, doing things you do not enjoy, or doing things with people who are not good for you.

If any of the above apply, you are living in a toxic situation, and eventually it will make you sick. The immune system becomes suppressed, and when that happens we are vulnerable to all kinds of illness, from colds to cancers.

This does not happen overnight, of course. The problem is that once we become sick, the toxicity has already gone on for a long time. Consequently, it takes time to heal. If we are still in the toxic situation, the healing process will be slow.

If you feel your health is being compromised by your situation, it is imperative to do what you can to change things. If that is impossible, then you must find ways to compensate. Doing things that are nurturing, getting plenty of sleep and eating nutritious foods are basic.

Spending time with positive people, becoming passionate about something, be it a physical activity, creative endeavor, or volunteering can shift the energy. Refusing to dwell on the negative can also protect you from toxic effects.

We must take responsibility for our physical and emotional health. We have one body, one life, so it pays to guard and protect it.

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