Tag: dreaming

Dreaming, Posture and More – All Things Health July 2020

Perfect Posture

How many times have you reminded yourself to sit up straight, put your shoulders back and put your feet flat on the ground? You don’t need to be an athlete for good posture to be important to your health. Our posture impacts more than we think. Good posture can reduce lower back pain, reduce headaches, increase energy levels, lessen tension in our shoulders, improve circulation and even increase our self-confidence.

Poor posture can lead to excessive strain on important muscles, and even put them at an increased risk of pain and injury. Several factors may contribute to poor posture, such as stress, pregnancy and obesity. However, there are several ways you can improve your posture.

When sitting, keep your feet flat on the floor, relax your shoulders and adjust the backrest of your chair to support your lower and mid-back. When standing, bear your weight primarily on the balls of your feet. Keep your knees slightly bent to keep them from locking, put your shoulders back, stand tall and keep your head level. Avoid slouching as this adds stress to your spine, which in turn puts a strain on your bones, muscles and joints.

Interesting Facts about Dreaming

You become physically paralysed during Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep. This happens so we don’t act out our dreams, as this is when our dreams are most vivid.

You can’t read while dreaming. Chances are the words in the book will make no sense, or if you look at a clock, the time will change whenever you look.

Pets dream too. Keep an eye on your four-legged friend next time they’re snoozing, as they dream about waking activities much like humans do – they might twitch or move their paws.

Marios Range Kids Immune Tonic

Many supplements formulated for kids replace the good stuff with sugar and flavourings so kids will take them without fuss. Marios Range Kids Immune Tonic has been carefully formulated to taste great without compromising effectiveness. Containing the highest quality Echinacea, Olive Leaf, Elderberry and Elderflower, this formula will support a swift immune response at the first sign of symptoms, reducing the severity and duration of colds & flu… without the battle to take it! Not convinced? Bring your child in store to sample the tonic first so you can feel confident with your purchase.

Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional. Vitamins and minerals are supplementary to and not a replacement for a balanced diet. Consult your local health practitioner, doctor or pharmacist for advice on these topics first to ensure the best health outcomes.

You can read more of our blogs health here. 

 

 

THE THING IS... LIFE IS A JOURNEY

THE THING IS… LIFE IS A JOURNEY

One of the things that hurts my heart is seeing people with so much lost-potential – people who know they want more out of their life, but they don’t know where to start. So, they remain stuck on the hamster wheel. Overwhelmed. Off track. Shining a little less bright than they used to, or want to. It happens to pretty much all of us at one stage or another. After all, we can’t shine brightly ALL the time.

But the thing is, life is a journey. If you are unhappy with your life, it may be because you are not living the vision you have in your head of how you believe your life should be.

Maybe it’s because you’re going through a change. Maybe it’s because you desire some change. Maybe it’s because life has just gone too fast and you’re not feeling like you’re on the right path.

If you’re not “feeling it”, what can you do about it? Complain? Mope? Eat ALL the chocolate? Sure, but, at the end of the day, your happiness and the joy in your life falls on one thing. Not complaints. Or chocolate. It falls on you.

Sure, there are always going to be people, situations and things that challenge our lives. We can’t be happy all the time, we know that. But I think to be happy within ourselves there are three things we need to nail.

1. You are happy with who you are.
2. You are using your talents.
3. You are living the vision you see for your life.

Achieve all three then, well, that ooey gooey happiness may just ooze out of you.

We may not be able to nail these three things at once all the time. If we could, we’d all be happier than a kid eating whatever they want from a dessert buffet. But, hey, we can try.

If you aren’t happy with who you are, it’s time to do something about it. No ifs, ands or buts. If you can’t love yourself, it’s really hard for others to love you too.

Your talents? We all have them. Most of you know that I am a singer and if I am not doing gigs, I get mopey. I may not get time to do gigs often, which means lots of singing in the shower! You may be really artistic, an amazing organiser, or incredible cook. Try and ensure you are using your talents as often as you can. They make you feel great.

And your vision for your life? This is a tricky one. What I find is, with most people, this vision is very blurred. It’s unclear, it’s missing or it’s in our heads and we can’t seem to make sense of it.

I know what you are thinking. “Bree, I’m too busy surviving parenthood right now. It’s Groundhog Day and I can’t see that changing til 2030”. I hear you. I get it.

But do yourself a favour, put pen to paper and start thinking about these three questions. It will really take a load off your brain in the long run. Sure, there is more to happiness than the above, such as being grateful for what we have and who we are. However the three things above is what I believe gets most people unstuck, myself included.

I encourage you to take some time and start thinking about your vision for your life and putting it on paper. Statistics show that out of 100 people, 80 of them won’t have any goals, 16 have goals but don’t write them down, three have goals but don’t review them and only one out of 100 will write down their goals and review them regularly. Be that one.

If you want help with setting your vision, check out my new Vision Book or Vision Voyage at www.breejames.com/visionbook. I’d love to help you.