Many of us are familiar with a gyroscope. A device that maintains orientation during motion. Mechanically it is a spinning wheel or disk where the axle (center) is free to assume any orientation. The momentum of wheel causes it to retain it’s position. Although the orientation does not stay the same, it changes according to a response from outside forces.
I could get much more technical here using words like “torque”, rate of spin and “moment of inertia”. But I don’t think I really need to. The basics are clear. Although gyroscopes today are exceedingly sophisticated in their usage, the basic premise remains the same. The control or balance of a thing.
Unfortunately we (humans) don’t have a built in gyroscope for our bodies health. Or perhaps we do – but we don’t pay close attention to its signals. Actually we don’t listen at all. We just go get a pill to fix it (which doesn’t)!
Within each of our human bodies are a multitude of fluids that are released, during the course of the day, they assist the mind and the body in functioning properly. When the body is off balance (not doing okay) various types of chemicals will be released by the mind/body in an attempt to correct the problem.
These chemicals are reacting to outside forces (much as a gyroscope does) We feel the effects of these chemical releases; headache, a sore tummy, stiff muscles and joints, feeling weary; just to name a few. That is our human chemical gyroscope trying to adjust that which is off kilter.
The next time you’re not feeling well listen to your body, I’m guessing that, frequently, stress is going to be the leading factor causing the discomfort. If the stress is not released, or lessened we can and do end up very ill, many times fatally.
All because we aren’t listening to the fluid gyroscope in our body. Our body does want to fix itself and it can. But we need to do our part too.
Start making those changes today in your life style (as you can).Get enough rest, eat healthy and regularly. Drink lots of fluid. Exercise. Take time off from stressful jobs and or situations (This includes all the caregivers out there who care for loved ones.) Remember to have fun and so on.
Each of these can be accomplished even when on an incredibly busy schedule.
I would enjoy hearing from you if you would like some tips and guidelines for a healthier, happier lifestyle. I’ve got the info. if you’ve got a little time to read, so let me know, I would be most happy to share – after all it works for me!
Thanks for stopping by,
33 thoughts on “Body Balancing”
I missed this one earlier today Roxi. I am so very sorry to hear you had a heart attack. Definitely a wake-up call. You are correct, unfortunately or fortunately for me (depending on how one looks at things) my wake up call happened in my late 30’s after numerous stays in the hospital and surgeries. So I’ve had a bit of time to figure out the stress of it all! Really well! I am so glad you recovered and are well now, I’m just getting to know you and looking forward to knowing you much better dear friend of mine! 🙂 xoxoxoxox
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Great post Penny. Having balance in our lives and listening to our bodies is key to overall health. My goal is to stay away from medication if at all possible. 🙂
An excellent goal LuAnn, Sometimes medication is important, but I find more and more that presciption meds just cover up the real problem that is going on and many times cause more. Wise choice most special of friends! 🙂
Unfortunately I believe many feel it is the easy fix when often it causes more issues down the road.
I agree. I spent several years convincing a few family members and friends, to rethink that mentality – mostly with success (I might add). I think because it worked for me so they figured I must know something they didn’t! LOL
Wish we had the same success with some of Terry’s family, particularly his oldest son.
There are those who just will not listen, all we can do is what we can do, and then emotionally let go of a sense of responsibility so we don’t carry the negative energy with us. And that is very hard to do!
Very hard to do and difficult to watch sometimes but we each have to find our own way.
When you have close ties and a love of another it is hard to watch them make poor choices LuAnn, it always is so hard.
Yes it is but I have learned to let go. Living by example is a better route for me to take. 🙂
Yes, yes, and … yes my friend! Right on!!!!! 🙂
All I can say is, my life is not going to be complete unless I get the chance to meet you in person someday Penny. I look forward to that time. 🙂
I’m thinking it will be in the next several months LuAnn. I have several things going on right now, but this spring, summer I plan to travel and needless to say, one of the places I plan to go is somewhere near you so – we can meet!!! 🙂
Keep me posted. We will have opportunities to take some breaks from the parents and I will gladly travel to meet you somewhere. 🙂
Count on it LuAnn! I also greatly look forward to our meeting! 🙂
I do meditate everyday, even for 15 mins to reduce the stress level. The paradox is how society fills up with stress and then try to teach us how to get rid of it.
A paradox indeed! And a very unfortunate one too!
Check my Partners 🙂 ??
Great set of partners! 🙂
Love this post Penny! I do listen to my body. If I have a craving for a particular food, I eat it. I believe that it is my body’s way of telling me that there is some nutrient in that particular food that my body is craving. When I feel tired, I take a nap. When I experience the negative, I do the quieting reflex that I learned in a holistic health class…
The quieting reflex: Take a deep breath in, and when you exhale, smile! This not only relieves stress, but if you are feeling negative yourself, it makes it disappear!
Have a great day, and hugs to you my dear friend! – B
I love that ‘quieting reflex’ Brilliant. It works! Thank you 🙂
Thank you Barb,
Very good advice, sounds like you’ve got it down pat! Way to go dear friend! 🙂
This post comes at a very opportune time for me.. I recently had problems with my eyes ..saw a Dr who sent me to the specialist .. had inflammation in the eye.. he also discovered cataracts.. and scheduled a follow up for the removal of the same… but the first Dr was not happy with my BP and asked me to return today, which I did… my BP is at a critical level according to her and all ops etc have been put on hold till the BP gets down to a reasonable level… however in discussing this as being something I’ve never suffered from.. we discussed the changes in my life… the risk of throwing every thing in on the chance my computer program I designed will see that I live comfortably for the rest of my life has been stressful, and this is the difference in my life… also I do not take those moments to get up from behind the computer for the rest and relaxation that I should do… I’m behind the computer testing and testing, writing help files and manuals for between 12 and 14 hours every day… seven days a week… and this is what the Doctor told me could kill me… working without rest and relaxation for my future could kill me before I get there… so thanks for you post it is just one more wake up call to me to take things a little easier.. and live a little longer… thank you…(sorry about the long comment)
No worries on the length at all, so happy this post was ofmvalue to you. It is amazing the difference a few little changes in our daily mindset and lifesyle can do to our health and I do know of what I speak. After surgeries and years of various hospital stays (and being a person always on the go – business wise) I started to get a clue myself. Now I am disease free and handle stress 100% better. Just a few little changes (including attitude) did the job. Your doctor was correct. All the hard work is of no value if you’re not here to enjoy the fruits of your labor. I wish you well, feel free to contact me at any time, take care of you, most sincere regards, Penny
Trying to balance to body successfully is like trying to balance a pumpkin on top of a grape. Very few people can do it correctly or successfully. The body is an odd thing. 🙂
I learned many years ago that I have to listen to my body – but I do welcome timely reminders like this one! It’s all too easy to get caught up in stuff and forget oneself again. Thank you for your words of wisdom 🙂
It ‘s all about the balance of mind. Are you sick or in good healt, rich or poor or wathever you have whohever you are, wether you are happy or not, if there is a balanced mind there will allways be a positieve drive.
A monk meditates sitting on a stone on a crossraod. A traveller passing by asks him. I am travelling the whole world and still I don’t know what to look for, balance or happines. The monk smiles and sais, ask it to the tightrope walker.
I love it Ludwig, thank you for sharing your wisdom, you are correct, of course!
AnElephantCant disagree with Penny
He knows she is a lady with talents
He stays very quiet
About lifestyle and diet
But tries hard to keep his body in balance
Anelephantcant is very wise! About most things anyway! 🙂
Took a heart attack and some other things to realize how much stress can cause the body and mind to break down. It is poison and toxic if left unattended to. Balance is key as you said 😉 Great post Penny! xoxoxo