Watch your energy throughout the day. Notice what gives energy and what takes energy, what replenishes and what diminishes. Be aware of what nurtures your body, mind and spirit and what only takes from you without reward. Taking care of the whole self begins with being aware of energy levels and how you are affected by the things you engage in. Sometimes your body alone will tell you if you are on the right track or not, if what you are determined to pursue is actually good and beneficial for you. Watch your energy levels and let them reveal new truths to you as you go through your day, letting you know what’s really right.
Maintain balance in heart, mind and body in order to navigate life with as few worries as possible. If the heart, mind and body are in synch, attuned to the rhythms of nature, to day and night and the cadences of the sun, moon and planets, then life itself is in balance too, for nothing is unexpected, extraordinary, or too much to handle. When all things are in balance, within and without, then all things are equally in their right places as well.
Keep your spirit attuned to, and tuned into, what is really going on inside you, within your body and your mind, and remember that you are spirit first. When spirit is given its place, it will more likely guide you spontaneously and without effort on your part. The effort is in training yourself to recognize and trust your spirit, that it truly can and will guide you properly and well, that it will not fail you. Trust is to be nurtured gradually so that you become fully open to your spirit’s intent and can allow its intent to become your own.
Health involves so much more than just the physical body. It involves the mind and the spirit, as well as an overall sense of place in the world. Seek always to unite the body, mind and spirit in the life you are in so that you maintain a healthy body, peace of mind, and a vigorous spirit. With all of these things in good working order, and in alignment with each other, your place in the world will become clearer to you. For when that which is matter is well and good that which matters will be as well.
You will know when it is time to make a change. A certain amount of uncomfortability will plague you. Your spirit will be restless and your mind will be unsettled. Your body may have something to say as well, letting you know that things are not well. The first step is to acknowledge that there is a problem. The second step is to embrace the need to change. And the third step is to begin the process by changing one thing at a time, one day at a time. With consistency, and attention to the process of change, your progress is assured.