We have fitbooks in our clinic. And we hear from many of our patients that they prefer the apps on their phone, but here’s a story about one fitbook user who found it really does change things up when you write things down.
I know from apps I have on my phone that it’s easy to ignore the little icon. Appears I’m not the only one who finds actually writing something down has an impact. Will this continue to be true for future generations, I don’t know. I do know that writing works. Which is why we still have those fitbooks in our clinic.
Remember, it’s just one weekend. Be safe, have fun locally or go out of town (it’s not too late to book a trip!).
Keep your stress levels in check by remembering to breathe – in AND out, no holding of your breath please – and laugh. It really is ludicrous of us to be SO trapped by our cars (Hey, I am too, my weekend doesn’t look like I thought it would. I made plans then realised I’m not going ANYWHERE this weekend, except in to the office Saturday) so being so tied up in this OUGHT to be funny to us, let’s all laugh at ourselves for a moment.
And eat well. Stress is one of the things that easily leads us to reach for the sweet/starchy/fried foods. Instead of the doughnut, try having some hummus or dal (Indian style lentils). It will fulfil your body’s cravings and NOT fill your jeans out. Or, if you’re wanting to really walk on the wild side, try a carrot instead of that muffin. They’re plenty sweet, but they have fibre (real fibre) and that will help your body out more than the short term “fix” of a pastry or bread.
Get some sleep, maybe even take the weekend to lounge around – take a nap (or two), read a book, walk your neighbourhood. In general, just chill and let the contractors worry about the 405. And if it all goes sideways and you can’t get to work Monday, worry about that on Monday. (Or be prepared, and take some work home when you leave the office Friday so you can work from home if necessary).
Hang in there, and then call me to rebalance your energy.
Warmest wishes for a non-eventful Carmageddon II weekend,
Dia Vickery, PhD (Theology), Licensed Acupuncturist is registered as a part of the growing number of alternative health care providers working with Give an Hour, the nonprofit organisation that provides free mental health services to U.S. military personnel and families affected by the current conflicts in Iran and Afghanastan.
Give an Hour™ is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), founded in September 2005 by Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, a psychologist in the Washington, D.C., area. The organization’s mission is to develop national networks of volunteers capable of responding to both acute and chronic conditions that arise within our society.
In addition to their main mission of providing free mental health services, Give an Hour also maintains a list of other health professionals who are volunteering their services. Dr. Vickery is pleased to be included in this group.
“Obviously, I’d be thrilled if there was no need for an organisation like Give an Hour, but the reality is we have servicemen and women coming home with a wide variety of health concerns. As soon as I heard about Give an Hour, I contacted them to see if they had a registry for non-mental health providers and I’m thrilled to say they do. I know the power of acupuncture and oriental medicine can reach many of the health concerns our vets are facing and I believe the services should be available to them.”
To schedule a Give an Hour session with Dr Vickery please contact the clinic directly.