Passport to Pleasure Island– Tips to re-energise and thrive
Whether we acknowledge it or not, a lot of us live on Pain Island for days, weeks, months and years on end.
Longing for the day we make it to Pleasure Island, we put up with less than perfect situations. This is often because we don’t have the energy to pull ourselves out of the situation we’re stuck in and our mind keeps us on the hamster wheel.
Personal energy is the passport to Pleasure Island and here are 3 tips on how to get it
Drink plenty of warm/hot water every day
- Warm water hydrates your organs, flushes out toxins, aids digestion and helps to reduce body fat
- Ditch the ice. Cold water will hydrate you but won’t be as effective in aiding digestion. Ice cold drinks contribute to stagnation in the stomach and digestive tract
- Being properly hydrated reduces headache and unhealthy tiredness. It contributes to clear eyes and skin and an all round feeling of wellbeing
- Tea and coffee do not count. Enjoy them at the right time and place
Get 8 hours of good quality sleep each night
- Aim for being asleep by 10pm and rising at 6am or somewhere around these times, most of the time. Of course you need to make this fit your life but make sure you regularly achieve a healthy amount of sleep at the right times so that your sleep pattern corresponds to the rhythm of nature
- Avoid using electronic devices such as computer, tablet, ipad, phone before bedtime– the light and glare interferes with melatonin production required to induce sleep
- Make sure your bedroom is dark. Use an eye mask if necessary.
- Make sure you’re warm enough or cool enough in bed, depending on the season
- Forget about the day. Thinking won’t change anything apart from your ability to sleep
- Try burning lavender oil in your bedroom.
- It may take a while to establish a healthy sleep pattern but persevere
Do whatever it takes to feel happy
- Be kind to yourself first and avoid beating yourself up over any bad habits, shortcomings or feelings of “less than …”
- Establish strong boundaries and standards about what and who you accept in your life. Let go of people, places and things that don’t measure up
- Be responsible for your own psychology and know that it is only you that can change you
- Acknowledge when you’re sad and don’t hold back the tears. Crying is healthy as it opens up the heart and dissolves tension
- Surround yourself with positive and happy people that accept, support and love you
- Love yourself the most and look for different ways you can nurture your body, mind and spirit through different activities
- Be grateful for the lovely people and things in your life
- Seek advice from experts and/or supportive people when you need t
When you’re feeling stronger you’ll find that Pleasure Island is within your reach. Send your old life a postcard!
Disclaimer: I am not a medical practitioner and this is not medical advice. If you are unwell you should seek appropriate counsel.
About Jacqui K Spencer
Jacqui cares about cherishing and nurturing the hearts and minds of children, teenagers and young adults through writing and publishing stellar stories.
The first novels offered by Wisdom Frontier are “Gypsy T and the Amazing Veil” for 11-15 year olds and “Raz’s Epic Holidays” for 9-13 year olds (to be published and available before Christmas 2015).
Other stories and sequels are being conjured up and created, so stay tuned!
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