If there’s one thing we know for certain about life, it’s that it’s unpredictable. Like a melodic wave, it’s full of ups and downs. Sometimes those waves roll in ever so gently. Other times they come crashing down so hard they knock us off our feet. But that’s just the normal flow of life for most of us. The same is true when it comes to our moods, our health, and our energy levels. There’s a normal ebb and flow to them. That is unless you’re living a life without balance.
When you begin to feel like there’s more downs than ups in your life, it’s usually a sign that something’s out of balance. Not just in your life, but in your body, too.
How do you know if your life and your body are out of balance? Some of the most common signs that your body gives you are . . .
- frequent fatigue and/or lack of energy
- consistent moodiness and irritability
- more aches and pains throughout your body
- frequent bloating, constipation, or other digestive problems
- continued problems with falling asleep or staying asleep (insomnia)
- chronic colds or other minor illnesses
- a general sense of decreased vitality and health
Whether the unbalance is coming from your job, a turbulent marriage, financial problems, or just too many responsibilities to handle all at once, the only way to restore your body and your life back to a healthy balance is to make some changes.
If you feel like something is out of balance in your life, the first thing I encourage you to do is to STOP and take a deep breath. After that, assess your life and make a promise to yourself to get your life and your body back on track.
One of the most effective ways to restore balance back to your life is to undergo a functional medicine workup. Unlike traditional medicine, functional medicine identifies and treats the source of your symptoms. By understanding where your stress is coming from and how it’s affecting your body, you can begin a personalized treatment plan that’s aimed at eliminating those sources of stress and restoring normal function back to your vital body systems.
By restoring balance back to your body, you’ll rediscover the joy of “you” again, as well as the energy and vitality to hold steady against those unpredictable waves of life.