It is no secret that life can sometimes be very hard. With all that we must deal with on a daily basis from work, to kids and relationships, sometimes things can get pretty stressful. While there are many ways of dealing with stress, such as exercising or even having a glass of wine, I find that meditating is a great way for me to get back to my center. Having an outlet, regardless of what it is, to relieve stress is extremely important. Bottling those feelings inside can not only be damaging to your relationships but have a negative impact on your health as well.
A few years ago, I was experiencing some health problems due to having some ulcers in my small intestine. While I went to see many different doctors, even a specialist, they all gave me the same gloomy prognosis that consisted of a lifetime of medication. Not wanting to accept such a dismal fate, I decided to take matters into my own hands. I started by evaluating myself and documenting when the health issues first began and what was going on in my life during that time. Low and behold, the underlying culprit was simply stress. Well, stress and an improper diet are what caused my body to succumb to illness. It was then that I decided to make a change in my life physically as well as spiritually.
My initial goals revolved around my physical and so I changed my diet and took a yoga class as a way to get some light exercise until I could move onto something more challenging. Little did I know, there was nothing light about yoga. In fact, it was quite challenging but definitely rewarding as well as life changing. My dive into yoga lead me on a spiritual journey through diet and meditation. My yoga instructor, who became my mediation coach, helped guide me through a very emotional time. There are many Meditation Coaching techniques available. Getting in tune with my spirit is what drastically changed my physical.
Now, I am fitter than I was 20 years ago, and healthier than I have ever been in my entire life. I haven’t had any flare-ups in over 10 years and my energy level is sky-high. Even as a new grandmother, I don’t feel any older than I did 20 years ago. It is amazing what simple life changes can do for not only the body but also the mind. And as strange as this may be for me to say, I am so thankful that I fell ill when I did. That is because it took that situation to happen in order for my life to change for the better. It’s like sometimes you really do have to take a few steps backward in order to go forward. So, no matter what you may be going through, just know that everything is working out for your own good so trust the process.