Life is a journey, but work and screens can take over. Simple daily habits can offer a buffer. A few small routines help to create quality time and moments of contentment that make a big difference in how you feel.
It’s practically normal to be ‘busy’, ‘stressed’, ‘overwhelmed’ or simply plain exhausted these days. There’s a lot to understand from a biological perspective, but in my view, it’s important to understand that what you do every day adds up over time.
When you reduce toxicity, improve your nutrition, destress and get a good night’s sleep, you’ll soon feel the difference.
I’m deliberately practicing doing one thing at a time. Sometimes multitasking is not only unavoidable but also kind of necessary, but mostly it isn’t. To be honest, the main kind of multi-tasking I try to avoid these days generally involves my phone.
Blue light from screens seriously affects our circadian rhythms. When your circadian rhythms are messed up you don’t sleep well. (Either that or you just keep going to bed late, which leads to less sleep…)
When we feel under pressure of work, or if we are involved in something inspiring, it can be hard to switch off. When we keep working in ‘full on’ mode, our body is in a double-bind. On one hand, it’s doing something that is rewarding and enjoyable. On the other hand, it’s struggling to keep going without proper downtime for rest and recovery.
Technology is a major cause of stress. Anxiety and insomnia are so widespread now, they are almost ‘normal’ and have a significant impact on immunity and hormonal health. In the ten years I’ve been in homeopathy practice, I’ve studied sleep, stress, and hormonal health as issues in these areas are on the rise. Knowledge is power and I always want to help my clients understand why they are not well. This helps to restore a sense of control and is a key part of my holistic approach to health and well-being.
Screens are one of the causes of stress which makes your body feel you’re in ‘fight or flight’ mode. When it’s happening all day every day, it’s really not great and tends to show up in our hormones, immunity and even our digestion and skin.
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