Fall TuneupFall Tuneup

By Marka Meyer

Autumn is natureís way of reminding us that we have begun the transition from summer to winter. There are many ways we can optimize our health before the busy holiday season arrives.

Declutter your food supply and shape up your diet. Check "use by" dates on all the containers in your refrigerator and pantry and replace anything that has expired. Use up or donate foods that are overly sweetened or overly-processed and replace them with healthier versions. Examine your habits and consider better ways to indulge. For example, fresh fruit is more nourishing than potato chips, so when itís time to restock the pantry, buy apples!

Quiet brain-chatter and create ease by making to-do lists. Organization and clarity about the tasks that lie ahead can free you from anxious thoughts and allow you to sleep peacefully at night. Achieve a sense of control by concentrating on specifics, including a timeline for getting things done. Write down large projects but also remember to include those irritating little ones because accomplishing small jobs like folding laundry can be done very quickly.

Create a welcoming and organized living space because there is a direct correlation between procrastination, anxiety, and poor health. Clutter can be a serious drain on your energy. It makes it difficult to find things, and the more frustrated you become, the more stress you experience. Clutter is also detrimental because it pulls us back into the past (ie: old magazines), but genuine happiness resides in the present.

Open some drawers and see whatís inside. Do you really need that pile of orphan socks or the back-up sheets and towels that you haven't touched in over a year? Now keep goingódonate the books you donít intend to read again and clothing that you havenít worn in the last couple of years. Set aside gear that you never use and while youíre at it, include shoes that hurt your feet. Continue to maintain order by passing along something you no longer love every time you bring something new into the house.

Ground yourself in the present by silencing distractions. Turn off the TV at mealtimes and remove your phone from the dining areaóhide it if you must, even if you dine alone. Pay attention to the aroma, taste, color, and texture of your meal and if you have a partner or a family, enjoy their company as you gather around the table. For some busy people, the only time everyone can get together is for breakfast, and why not? Family meals are family meals - treasure this time together.

Celebrate all your successes; even the little ones. Any progress you make is worthy of your attention, so donít waitócelebrate!

Need further support to reset your fall routine?

Regenerating Night Cream - very nourishing, especially for fall/winter

Calm Meditation CD - this guided qi meditation reduces anxiety and releases tension in the body to restore balance

Element Rollerballs - our customized aromatherapy can help with cleansing and balancing, peace of mind, clarity, self-love and much more

B-Slim - a healthy, all natural weight wellness aid to reduce cravings, improve digestion, minimize bloating and increase fat metabolism

Pain Free Patches Pack - a unique blend of Chinese herbs in handy patch form that quickly and effectively reduces inflammation, relieving pain

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