You’ve heard the phrase “stop and smell the roses” I’m sure, right? There is so much meaning for this simple statement. What does it mean to you? Have you ever actually sat down and thought about it? I know, I know, so many questions, but this has been on my mind a lot recently.

To me, this phrase means to slow down. Seriously, SLOW DOWN! It means to look around you. Notice the things around you and be present in each and every moment. Be aware of things going on. It means notice the little things; notice the colors, the sounds, and the smells all around you.

Do you think Americans do enough of this? Better yet, do you feel you do this?

Our society drills in that we need to work, work, work. We are supposed to do that continuously. We are given very limited time off from work, if any at all, to enjoy ourselves. Corporations push us for productivity; they want to squeeze every last bit of what they can from our bodies. Productivity has become how we are now defined. Although productive for business in the short term, is this actually productive for the long term? In my honest and humble opinion, no!

What it does is create stress and burnout.

What happens when you become stressed and burnt out?  … You stop producing altogether.

What corporations may or may not understand is that employees get burned out if they are driven over and over again to produce such high numbers. Employees, especially the really good ones, will start to feel drained, tired, mentally sluggish, sick, and physically unable to do their required jobs. It sucks when you lose the good ones.

What the employee may or may not know is that there are things you can do for yourself to help prevent serious burnout.

Start with a simple, healthy diet. If you’re eating right then you’re feeding your body good fuel for physical and mental strength.

Supplement your diet with whole food, natural vitamins, minerals, omegas, and essential oils. Our nutrition is lacking even if we eat all organic whole foods. Supplements are necessary for a solid foundation. I have specially formulated supplements that have changed my world, connect with me to get yours from me!

Add in a little exercise not only because it’s good for your waistline, but also because it’s good for your brain power. Plus, it reduces stress.

Then add in a a bit of stress management and rest techniques to improve your mind health. Mediate, read, journal, make a vision boar, color, listen to calming music, laugh, and smile. Do something every single day that lights up your soul.

Don’t let the stress of just going all the time take over your ability to enjoy the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and touches around you.

Just my short and simple tips of advice for you today because I felt drawn to share this post.

Until next time …

Be Well,

Dr. Cori 

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