We are a reflection of all of our beliefs, habits, decisions and experiences that we’ve had in our lives. As we age, we may reminisce about our childhood and might even think, what advice would I have given myself? This article talks about how to communicate the child that is still in your heart, your younger self.
Stop Worrying So Much
Every day we are surrounded by potential stressors. We over analyze and over criticize ourselves to the point of anxiety and tension. With all of that mind chatter, we forget how to relax.
Stress is such an overlooked component of our health – from driving to and from work, to the daily work tasks, the stress from our coworkers, financial responsibilities or even how we show up for our families.
When we become stressed, our bodies take the toll. We might end up extremely anxious, having a hard time sleeping at night, or even tension and stress-related headaches.
Try New Things
Do you have a “Bucket List”? What’s on it? Have you done anything on your list? If not, get started! You have one life.. start checking off those boxes and making more!
Show Up Curious
Do you ever ask why? Are you curious about the world around you?
Start looking at the world around you with stars in your eyes. Explore life. Show up curious!
We had a great habit of forgiving and forgetting as children. We just wanted to have a good time and spend it happily. As we get older we tend to hold grudges. What’s worse than holding them against those who have hurt us, we hold them against ourselves.
So begin forgiving! Start living your life a bit more like the child inside of your heart would and watch how much more of life you start to enjoy.
Take Care of Yourself
Most people don’t think twice about the tires they have on their vehicle or the newest phone technology. They splurge in the strangest items, yet push their health off to the side. Start now!
We are not our body – but the condition that it’s in dramatically shapes how we experience our life.
It all boils down to self-confidence and self-esteem and what you deserve to feel at the end of the day. Just remember that the person you see in the mirror is really just a child in grown-up clothes.
“You are as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fears; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.”Samuel Ullman
Isn’t technology amazing? With all of the advancements that we have in this day and age, we have evolved to use these devices. With the use of these cell phones, tablets and other wireless devices, we have made it a habit of neglecting the one thing that’s carried us so far in this world, our bodies.
Signs and Symptoms of Text Neck
- Chronic headache
- Soreness in the neck
- Numbness and tingling felt in the arms
- Tightness or stiffness across the shoulders
- Postural changes
- Pain in the
What Makes Text Neck Worse
The more the spine bends forward, the more stress is placed on the cervical spine, the top 7 bones of the neck.
This extra force puts more pressure on the discs of the spine which leads to them degenerating and chronic neck pain.
According to the Antarctic Journal, if left untreated serious, permanent damage may occur. Flattening of the spinal curve, onset of early arthritis, spinal degeneration, spinal misalignment, disc herniations and compressions, muscle and nerve damage, loss of lung volume capacity as well as gastrointestinal problems.
Strategies to Prevent Text Neck and to Reverse Symptoms
- Hold phone at eye level as much as possible
- Take breaks from the phone/laptop
- Set a timer – no more than 20 minutes on a device, walk every 30-45 minutes
Basically, treat your body well! It’s the only one you have. If you have to use technology for work, school, or even play, then take a break every 30-45 minutes and at least give those eyes a break by staring at something 10-20 feet away for at least 30 seconds, or go for that small walk! While you’re up, go fill up on some water!