Anxiety Anxiety Reduction Depression Mental Wellness Mindset Wellness

It Takes an Arsenal

Day 10: It’s Takes an Arsenal

I’ve implemented a plethora of healing practices and modalities over the years. As far back as I can remember, I’ve been oriented toward alternative health practices for healing. I started with a couple of the more well-known modalities like yoga, massage and meditation. They opened the doorway to learning about many other healthful habits.

Taking medication never appealed to me. While I don’t judge others for using pharmaceuticals to address mental health, I have always been drawn to using a natural approach. No matter what path you choose, there will always be a trial period when you determine if what you’re using is working for you.

Admittedly, finding the best medicinal mix has been challenging. While I revere anything that addresses ailments from a naturopathic process, not all of them will have the desired impact. If you are looking to move the needle towards greater mental health, it makes sense that you want to focus your energy on what’s working best.

I’ve experimented with many things. I try to pay attention to what has given me the greatest shifts in my mental capacity towards happiness and what has helped regulate my nervous system in a positive way. Yoga and meditation are still a staple in my repertoire, and I have added a few practices that I find beneficial.

The journey towards my greatest wellness has been a long road. It takes time to ascertain if something is working. The process requires patience, openness and perseverance. Through it all, my biggest takeaways have been these things:

There’s no magic solution.

What works for others won’t necessarily work for me.

Be vigilant in the pursuit of health and wellness.

My morning routine is chock full of habits that work in conjunction with each other. In the midst of meditating, I practice breathwork, somatic therapy, brainwave entrainment with isochronic tones, Emotional Freedom Technique, affirmations, chanting and so forth. The integration of these practices evokes powerful transformation.

This practice has evolved over time since I started over 20 years ago. I research tools that help reduce anxiety and improve mood. I’ve internalized that the more I can utilize, the better my chances of creating positive change.

What works for me may not resonate for you. It’s up to you to figure out what does. The world can shatter us with its demands if we are not prepared to battle. By battle, I mean being able to defend yourself against an attack of stressors. The tools we use to keep ourselves steady amidst chaos are our protection. I’ve been able to sustain myself during one of the most stressful phases of my life and I’ve been facing adversity like a graceful warrior.

We are not here to succumb to pressure. We are here to be badass despite it. Having the tools we need to ground us will also keep joy in our heart. Discover the practices that help keep you whole. And the more, the merrier. In a world of ambiguity… it takes an arsenal for wellbeing.

author-sign

Recommended Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *