Simple Practices for Everyday Abundance

Lately it's been a whirlwind as to how find some time to stay on top of my overall well-being. I'm finding that I'm adding in way too many things to do. (Trying to get my end of the year projects into completion.)
 As one of my teachers says - Do Less. It's a catchy phrase, and very difficult to do at times.

After sitting with this for a bit, I thought of my top daily practices to keep me feeling as if I'm doing even more for myself without really adding anything else to my day, feeling even more physically healthy, more satisfied throughout the day, and keeping my glow and flow intact. 



I'm calling them: practices to keep you in daily abundance:

*Water. Drinking at least 50% of your body weight in water everyday really helps to keep your digestion moving, your kidneys happy, and your intestinal tract in good shape. Plus, it keeps your skin more hydrated because it feeds your cells. And 50% is a great number to remember as a baseline because it's half of what you weigh.

*Water. Drinking at least 50% of your body weight in water everyday really helps to keep your digestion moving, your kidneys happy, and your intestinal tract in good shape. Plus, it keeps your skin more hydrated because it feeds your cells. And 50% is a great number to remember as a baseline because it's half of what you weigh.

*Sunshine. Getting enough fresh sunshine everyday is important to keep you feeling and functioning at your most optimal. Fresh sunshine triggers the body's production of vitamin D - a hormone for regulating mood, immune function, an may even help protect against inflammation in the body. It's been said that 15 minutes a day is optimal.

*Sunshine. Getting enough fresh sunshine everyday is important to keep you feeling and functioning at your most optimal. Fresh sunshine triggers the body's production of vitamin D - a hormone for regulating mood, immune function, an may even help protect against inflammation in the body. It's been said that 15 minutes a day is optimal.

*Sleep. Sleep is Healing. A lot of repair and maintenance goes on in the body when you sleep. It's important for the production of melatonin, the hormone that makes you tired and helps you to sleep at night. Sleep gives your body time to repair damaged cells and helps your body maintain a healthy and strong immune system. Keeping your space clear of electronic devices, TV's off, and the room dark helps in this repair.

*Sleep. Sleep is Healing.
A lot of repair and maintenance goes on in the body when you sleep. It's important for the production of melatonin, the hormone that makes you tired and helps you to sleep at night.
Sleep gives your body time to repair damaged cells and helps your body maintain a healthy and strong immune system.
Keeping your space clear of electronic devices, TV's off, and the room dark helps in this repair.


These practices are so simple, but can greatly improve the overall quality and satisfaction with your life.
When you're feeling more balanced and at your best, you can face things in life with more ease and grace.

With that said, I think I'm going to drink a glass of water, lay in the sun, and take a cat nap!

 

Lisa Kai is a licensed bodywork therapist in Chicago Illinois. She specializes in transformational bodywork including Lomi Lomi and Visionary Craniosacral. This blog contains her insights on bodywork and everyday tips for practicing Aloha for the body, mind, and spirit. Lisa also practices Aloha, is a nature loving tikiphile, digs jazz (well, all types of music really!), double dips her veggies, is an artist, and embraces change.


 

Self-Care: More than the Body - it's about the Soul

Doing something for your soul is just as important as doing something for your physical body.

It's not about conforming to what society tells you to do in your time off or even what your family wants, but about investing in yourself.

What feeds YOU?!



Doing what you love to do to support your spirit is following your intuition to a place that may actually feel uncomfortable for you at first. Those self criticizing thoughts come through and you may even question if it was the right choice because it feels downright selfish, and, wrong.



I've watched people in my family do things solely for other people in their lives and observed how beyond those actions they looked downright miserable because they feel guilty about giving some solid pleasure to their lives through serious me-time.

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Me-time IS self-care.



This is so important, I'm going to say it again.



Me-time IS self-care.

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Me-time is about re-grouping and re-orienting to yourself in your life for you.

YOU ARE IMPORTANT.



Investing in yourself is an act of self-love. 

Self-love reverberates throughout your life into your family, friends, community, the world, and the universe.

When we invest in our lives from the heart and soul, we feel more abundance and thrive form a deeper place of being.


So, I'd love to know what you do that supports your spirit and feeds your life with more abundance.



Let me know below.

 

Lisa Kai is a licensed bodywork therapist in Chicago Illinois. She specializes in transformational bodywork including Lomi Lomi and Visionary Craniosacral. This blog contains her insights on bodywork and everyday tips for practicing Aloha for the body, mind, and spirit. Lisa also practices Aloha, is a nature loving tikiphile, digs jazz (well, all types of music really!), double dips her veggies, is an artist, and embraces change.