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6 Warning Signs of Mental & Emotional Exhaustion

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Warning Signs of Mental & Emotional Exhaustion

  • No motivation to do anything
  • Easily irritated
  • Anxiety or panic attacks
  • You feel empty, or your chest feels heavy
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Can’t find pleasure in anything

Hey, Otium Crew! Are you feeling like you’ve hit a pothole in the road of life? It happens to the best of us! Sometimes, it’s crucial to hit pause on our daily grind, even if it’s just for a day. Hi, I’m Melanie, Otium’s resident acupuncturist and holistic healthcare practitioner. I wanted to put together this blog to help anyone feeling overwhelmed by the holidays and, well…let’s be honest…2023 vibes. Let’s make 2024 count in our self-care routines. 

Have you heard of grounding? Stepping out into nature and letting those toes tango with the earth, even in the cold – it’s like a hug for your feet and nervous system! And hey, a foot soak with quality Epsom salts helps the body absorb the critical magnesium needed for relaxation, relieves muscle cramps, and helps our bodies ground. It’s absolute bliss! You can also purchase grounding pads and sheets for your bed…For more on this practice, check out www.grounded.com.

Breathing – yeah, it’s a big deal. Dive into some online courses like “Breath is Life” Breathwork & Meditation course – Michaël Bijker or explore a bit of everything breath-related at https://irenelyon.com/programs/. Deep breathing is needed to build up your Qi, which builds your Life Force Energy and immunity and assists your body, mind, and spirit to release what doesn’t serve. We tend to shallow breathe when we are not feeling like ourselves. Do yourself a favour and pause to return to your breath when feeling low.  

Have you ever heard of binary beats and sound therapy? They’re like a Spotify playlist for your nerves! You can find some cool stuff on apps like https://www.calm.com/ or deep dive into the auditory realm at https://synctuition.com/ – my favourite app!

Essential oils are my secret sauce! Lavender for cozy vibes, orange for a mood boost, or cedarwood to keep you grounded. Feeling overworked? Myrtle’s got your back! And when fatigue kicks in, Spruce is your trusty sidekick. We have a wide variety of essential oils in the clinic for your wellness needs.

Ever tried acupuncture for mental/emotional well-being? It’s like a superhero in your healthcare routine! Most folks feel heaps better after just one session – it’s magic in tiny needles! We offer a combo of acupuncture, Reiki and essential oils called Chill Session…need I say more.

Let’s not forget bodywork – it’s like giving your body a pep talk! Massage, osteopathy, and Reiki are all about freeing those pesky energy blocks and sending pain packing! I think you will agree our practitioners are the masters of getting us all relaxed and back in action. If you haven’t tried a cupping massage yet, January is your month to discover. 

Time for some culinary TLC! When life’s on the fritz, food can be your sidekick. Easy-to-digest foods like soup paired with avocado or hemp seeds are your culinary BFFs. Oh, and bananas! They’re like tiny mood superheroes, packed with vitamins to boost your spirits! Have questions about your diet going into 2024? Book in for Flourish and Nourish with me, Melanie, for a great chat about nutrition and end with a relaxing acupuncture session that boosts digestion. 

Supplements and herbal pals to the rescue! Magnesium, ashwagandha, Reishi – they’re your wellness warriors! And let’s not forget about dark chocolate – a little can fix almost anything, right? We will stock some helpful herbal allies in 2024, so stay tuned. 

Alright, Otium crew! Get ready to rock that self-care routine. Nourish your body, mind, and soul – you’re the captain of this self-love ship! 

Book in for your session HERE

In gratitude,

Melanie Snell, R.Ac

Acupuncture | Energy Work | Food & Plant Medicine

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