Have you been out of whack lately?
✓ Feeling tired, achy, emotional or just want to be left alone?
✓ Have you lost your va-va-voom and gained a muffin top or discovered bits that jiggle where you wish they didn’t?
✓ Even worse, are you unusually emotional or have a short fuse, especially with those you love the most?
Women, especially those at midlife, are often working to capacity and feeling overwhelmed.
The chances are, it’s beginning to show up one way or another.
The good news is, there are are simple ways to get yourself back on track, but first you need to understand where things have gone awry.
By the time you arrive at mid life, it’s inevitable that bad habits have crept in to your daily routine. Lifestyle pressures and changes, family and work demands, changes with your body and level of hormones as you enter peri-menopause or menopause all add up and have an accumulative effect.
It’s no wonder that things start to go wrong!
At first you might hardly notice the low grade niggles, but these are warning signs.
Your body and mind, want to be in balance. As soon as your natural balance, your set point determined at birth, begins to go off, your bodies’ natural intelligence starts to present symptoms that are little taps on your shoulder asking you to pay attention.
But, the thing is, being distracted with all the things that need to be done day to day and week to week, you push these to the back of your mind and instinctively reach for the quick fixes that seem to make you feel better – caffeine, chocolate, a glass of wine, a cake, you know what I mean!
Yet, what is really happening, is that your natural set point is out of whack and when this happens the low grade niggles that I mentioned begin.
So, what is a low grade niggle?
Depending on your unique constitution, (your Dosha), your niggles might fall into one of several categories, letting you know that now is a good time to pay attention and stop these little niggles before they manifest into an ongoing or long term health condition or deterioration.
You could be experiencing any of the following:
– Hormone imbalances
– Sleep issues
– Digestive problems such as constipation or indigestion
– Low or fluctuating energy levels
– Stiffness in muscles and joints
– Mood swings
– Feeling emotional instability
The sad thing is, most people wait until they have some kind of health condition or noticeable deterioration before they really take the time to make simple changes to their lifestyle or their habits that could prevent or reverse these problems.
Recognising and understanding what your particular signs and symptoms are, is the first step, and also the quickest and easiest way to bring yourself back into balance.
So why does this matter?
Midlife is a watershed moment for all of us.
By taking stock now, addressing any imbalances with your health and through out all the parts of your life, you determine what kind of future you will enjoy.
Given that we are all likely to live longer and work longer than the generations before us, and that illnesses such as cancer and heart disease are influenced by our lifestyle choices, it is up to us to upgrade those choices.
Midlife need not make you feel ill, old and despondent.
Potentially, you could re-engineer your life at this time, truly feeling that you can turn back the clock, or at least re wind it so that you feel younger, fitter and healthier than you ever have before.
If you are ready to do that, take the next step by completing my 4 Pillars of Vitality Assessment that determines more fully where you need to get back on track and gives you some quick, simple and usable tips to get you started.
So tell me, how do you know when you feel out of balance?