Five ways women can take control of their healing and holistic health in a busy world at work and home
Love to feel better and be more productive and creative? Find out five ways you can take control of your healing and holistic health a busy world.
In a busy life, when you are juggling many different responsibilities, it is easy for your own wellbeing to drop down the list of priorities, and bad habits slowly creep into your daily routine.
To help you take back control again, multi award-winning energy healer and the founder of Divine Empowerment Antonia Harman is sharing five of her tips for better holistic health with us.
1) Make good daily choices
Taking control of your physical and mental health starts with baby steps. Remember: Rome wasn’t built in a day. You can get off to a good start by making good choices for yourself and adding to them.
Simple things like increasing your nutrition by adding more vegetables to your plate and having less sugar can start to make positive changes to how you feel. If you want to lose a little weight and are juicing, be careful to juice mostly veg rather than fruit, as the fruit will spike your blood sugar.
Increase your step count, too. If you have a Fitbit or Apple Watch pedometer, you can easily monitor how much you are walking. Some days you might not manage it, but others, you will smash it.
2) Eliminate sources of stress
Have a look at what you are consuming through your eyes. Are you hooked on forensic murder shows, horror or The News, which stress you out and make you anxious? If so, take a break from them and see how you feel.
Good health is built on small changes. Goals need to be realistic and sustainable, or the tendency is to get overwhelmed and just quit. Choose a couple of things; once they become second nature, you can add to them.
Meditation is a beautiful thing. When you wake up, instead of reaching for your phone, popping to the loo or tending to kids, etcetera, take a couple of minutes to sit quietly and breathe. You could set a positive intention for the day, for example, ‘Today I will be calm and productive,’ ‘today I will make healthy choices for myself’ ‘today I will walk 10,000 steps’ whatever makes sense for your day ahead.
You could cultivate gratitude. What are you grateful for? When you are having a tough time and feeling overwhelmed, it can be hard to find things to be thankful for, but if you are reading this, you probably have a roof over your head and food in your belly and friends and family who love you. Start with that. Writing down three things big or small that you are grateful for daily boosts your happiness exponentially.
3) Deal with your demons
And it’s not just your physical health that contributes to your overall wellbeing. Once you have the basics in place, you need to start to look inward. As Nikki Sixx said, “If you don’t deal with your demons, they will deal with you, and it’s gonna hurt.”
So what traumas or pain do you have? Are you easily triggered? People who are easily triggered tend to be people with unresolved emotions. They are so full of repressed pain that an annoyance or the inconsequential actions of another spin them out. If this is the case, you are easily manipulated, and no one wants to be easily manipulated.
4) Let go of the past
Letting the past ruin your present or future happiness is less than ideal. The key here is real forgiveness, not because they necessarily deserve it but for your own sake, your peace of mind and happiness. As Buddha said, “Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”
Worse still, unresolved trauma leads to stress, and stress is the underlying cause of disease. So, what can you do about it? I know you are busy. Being busy often means emotions and traumas get swept under the rug, that British stiff upper lip, we keep going, and going.
It’s important to notice when you are triggered what happened? Why did you have a strong reaction? What does that stem from? How are your boundaries? If you don’t set clear boundaries, people don’t know when they are stepping over them; that’s on you.
Calmly explain when things are not okay, and allow others to alter their behaviour instead of getting pushed beyond your coping point and exploding.
Conduct self-enquiry, and take a good look at your life. Look at the rubbish, gut-wrenching, heartbreaking things that have happened to you and forgive them. Forgive them, the situation and yourself.
Forgiveness is a significant theme in religion as its vital for good health. Suppose you can’t do this on your own; reach out for the support of a councillor. Talk therapy can work wonders as you have the opportunity to unpack events and gain a greater understanding of what happened.
If you are truly ready to let things go and want to fast track, your forgiveness Divine Empowerment can help. Emotion is energy; this is very clear when you spend time with friends who are sad, angry even happy. You sense their mood immediately; it hangs around them like a good or bad smell; it’s in the air around them.
I’ve taken empathy to the next step; if you can feel the emotions, I can clear them instantly. Emotion is stagnated energy, so it can be dissolved if you know-how, a spring clean will optimise your health.
Start incorporating some of these steps today, and you will see rapid improvement. Remember: good health starts from within.
Antonia Harman is a multi award-winning energy healer and the founder of Divine Empowerment. Keep up to date with her on Instagram @antonia_harman.