The daily grind at work can often cause stress that follows us home. Even home life, finances, kids, and major social obligations can cause us undue stress. Stress throws off the balance in life and may even negatively impact our health. By incorporating Energy Medicine into our daily lives, we can help to alleviate some of the stress and return more balance to our lives.
Energy Medicine is a modern harmonizing form of medicine that blends Eastern and Western medicine. To overcome illness and maintain the best health through Energy Medicine, our bodies need their energies to flow evenly and steadily without pause. Dr. Thom Lobe, Founder and Medical Director of Beneveda Medical Center in Beverly Hills, California, shares the following tips on how to integrate energy techniques into your life at work, at home, or on the go so you can enjoy a healthier, happier, more balanced life.
Draw pictures upside down – “This stimulates your intuition and creativity and generates energy,” says Dr. Lobe. “We think with our left brain and we can burn ourselves out and suppress our right brain creativity. This saps our energy. One way to combat this is to stimulate our right brain more, and a simple and effective way to do this is to draw objects upside down. In other words, look at something and instead of drawing it as you see it, draw it standing on its head. This requires a different part of your brain to activate and the process not only enhances your creativity, but it energizes you as well.”
Exercise and stretch in your chair – “Take breaks based on keyboard/mouse usage and time at-the-computer,” Dr. Lobe suggests. “DeskActive Software is an efficient, economical way to maintain your energy and balance without leaving the chair at your desk. It allows you periodic stretch and exercise exactly when you need it most. It is very effective at keeping you awake, alert and energized.”
Take mini breaks 20 minutes out of every two hours – “Biologically speaking, we need to recharge our batteries for about 20 minutes out of every 90-120 minutes of work,” Dr. Lobe instructs. “A simple way to do this is to stop what you are doing, close your eyes, and visualize yourself going on a mini-vacation. Put your work aside, take a deep breath and let your mind wander to pleasant and relaxing thoughts for 20 minutes. You’ll find that this gives you more energy, keeps your mind sharper, promotes creativity, and allows you to be more productive in the time you spend at your desk.”
Healthy snacks – “Eat a good breakfast that includes proteins (such as eggs; either whites or whole eggs work),” Dr. Lobe recommends. “Healthy snacks during the course of the day that include protein but not sugar (such as a hardboiled egg, cheese sticks) provide longer lasting energy to avoid the sugar slump. Minimize caffeine.”
Energy Medicine allows you to chase the stress away from your work life and your home life. Remember to try these tips to keep your body and mind balanced and healthy.
About the Expert:
Dr. Lobe has more than 30-years experience in traditional and alternative medicine. He has written more than 200 books, book chapters and peer-reviewed articles. For more information, please see: www.beneveda.com.