I hope things are going swimmingly for you. For me lately, there has been some external drama happening. Sometimes it seems like those things are uncontrollably spinning out of control, right? And sometimes, drama seems like fun. It’s exciting. It’s exhilarating. It’s unpredictable!
I’m totally human and I have bad habits, too. I might have a history of being into hearing drama. I have actually been purposefully minimizing drama in my life for a long time. I decided that it wasn’t really beneficial and didn’t add much to my life that I enjoyed. (photo credit jdurham @ morguefile.com)
Sure, it’s entertaining. And if you have the extra energy, it’s exciting. But as we age, we have less extra energy. That often means that what used to be great fun, can become an energy drain. Or, things become habit, and we don’t really think about what an energy drain they can be.
But giving up a habit can be so hard! I completely understand, I’ve changed a lot of habits and it takes effort. But you KNOW it would be worth it! So, I encourage you to get support to make that change that you know would be great to have happen. What kinds of support could it be? Someone to keep you accountable? Someone to help you make a plan? Or just simply, a way to ease the transitional stress?
Acupuncture’s really helpful for easing stress that stems from any kind of base. If you know that the change itself can be hard, consider a temporary course of acupuncture to help your body deal with the mental or physical stress of a positive change.
There is a belief in this society that asking for help is a sign of weakness. I think no, it means you know what you’re doing! If you’ll improve your chances of a successful positive change, it’s usually worth it to get the help. You know your body is going to be healthier, and that the investment of time, effort and money will pay off. Better than investing time and effort and getting no where, right?
So, I encourage you to ask for help. What do you think? How do you feel about asking for help? Do you shy away from asking for help? What could you use help in accomplishing? Is there a positive change that you’d like to see in your life? I’d love to hear it! Let me know in the blog comments below.
See you next week, and until then,
To your health!
-Dorothy Pang, L.Ac.