Spring is my favorite time of year, has been my whole life. One of my earliest memories is from the spring after a long, cold winter when I couldn’t have been more than a year old, feeling the warm sun on my face and following it out the door and into the yard, walking right out of my diaper in the process. I’ll never forget that feeling of warmth, newness, and freedom that for me, all came with spring. So this spring, I’d like to celebrate by sharing some practices that I hope will make the spring a bit better for all of you.
Number 1: See This Spring as the Start of Something New
It could be a new start you want, a new practice, a new technique, a new focus. Spring is a time of beginnings. You could decide to be more positive, not in a placebo or nocebo way, but in truth and reality. It takes work, but you can look and find the positive, and the possibilities in your circumstances. Research tells us that 90 percent of the time, the negative thing we’re worried about never happens. So if you’re spending more than 10 percent of your thoughts on the negative, or less than 90 percent on the positive, then you’re probably believing a lie. But it’s not an accident, you’ve become programmed to think that way. So use Trilogy or Memory Engineering or both, heal the lie, and create positive programming.
Number 2: Drink More Water
This is such an easy thing to do, and research tells us that 70 plus percent of us are dehydrated to one degree or another—which can be the source for almost any problem you can name. But here’s what makes it even trickier: you can be drinking twice the needed amount of water and still be dehydrated because your cells are closed. Memory Engineering and Trilogy can start shifting that negative balance to positive, and your cells will start to open accordingly. The big new thing here is to add nanotechnology water-soluble CBD to your water. It’s like putting a thumb drive into every cell, telling it to destress, reduce pain, and come into balance, even if it is closed. (link to CBD)
Number 3: Get More Sleep
Studies tell us that about every third person is clinically sleep-deprived, and more than that are sleep-deprived to a lesser degree. Just like hydration, sleep-deprivation can lead to almost any problem, physical or mental, so see my article on sleep (link) for a better night’s rest. This is another reason to try CBD, since easing sleep is one of the primary things it does.
Number 4: Get Moving
Now that the cold of winter is gone, it’s easier to get moving and out of doors. So go on regular walks or jogs, play basketball, or just take some time to appreciate nature. Most things in both our physical and mental lives we have to either use or lose. If you want to lose your mobility without pain, all you have to do is sit on the couch for a few months. But if you want to feel good, then get out of doors and get your blood moving.
Number 5: Breathe Out of Your Stomach Rather Than Your Chest
About 90 percent of adults breathe from their chest, which is stress-breathing. It’s the way you breathe naturally while in fight-or-flight, and unfortunately becomes a habit for most of us. Breathing from the stomach, or diaphragm, increases oxygenation, lung capacity, and overall health. You can tell easily by putting a hand on your stomach. If you’re breathing properly, your hand should rise and fall with each breath. It’ll take some practice to make the switch, but for something as fundamental as breathing, it’s worth it.
Number 6: Prioritize Relationships Over Everything Else
Every issue eventually boils down to a relationship. Fix your relationships and you’re healing everything. SO instead of running decisions through the filter of producing pleasure or avoiding pain, ask yourself, “will this make a relationship better?” Ask yourself, “what can I do to make a relationship better?” Do that once a day for a year, and a year from now, you will be dramatically happier, and probably healthier as well.
I want to leave you with the resources you need to make a real start today, so I’m leaving a link to thelovecodenow.com, where you’ll find a series of videos on practical steps to living with relationships as your true priority. Let this spring be a new beginning for you.
Have a blessed, wonderful day!