By Mike Fenton
Heart & Soul Health Coaching
As we approach the fall of the year and as the days become shorter, for some, it can mean a significant change in their overall state-of-mind. For those that are solar-powered (rely on sunshine for energy) it can mean not having as much energy, feeling lethargic and in more severe cases, it can lead into depression. We should not let that happen, we should instead focus on the “son-shine”. “Son-shine” is what we get when we have a relationship with the son of God, our Lord Jesus Christ.
When we rely on the things in life that we know are ever-changing there will be disappointment. When we rely on the things that do not change (the love of God) there is no disappointment. That is why a healthy soul is very important in the trilogy of Total Wellness (when mind, body and soul ALL come together as one in good health. I believe a healthy soul is the glue that holds it all together as we achieve the other two (healthy mind/healthy body).
Whenever we feel like life is a roller-coaster it is good to audit each portion of our lives in order to know where this roller-coaster feeling is coming from, is it:
- The food I am eating (diet rich in sugar, refined carbohydrates, caffeine/alcohol usage)
- The sleep I am getting (not sleeping well, shift work, environment)
- Living a stress-filled life
The point is, the many ups and downs we experience in life can be minimized and or eliminated by simply listening to our body, paying attention to our environment and tying it all together. In some cases you may need/want to start a diary of how you are feeling and when, and not only when you are down, but also when you are in good spirit as well.
There is so much that we can do for the good of our own personal health and well-being at half the cost of seeing a doctor. It may also be much less than the price of some prescription drugs. Make the decision today to take control of your health and make Total Wellness a part of your life.
- “The only way you can sustain a permanent change is to create a new way of thinking, acting, and being”.
- Jennifer Hudson, I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down, 2012