Mid-August 2022 Newsletter
Hello, and a magical abundant Mid-August to you!
Are you aware of your strain?
Welcome, or welcome back, to my newsletter.
Today's issue is about noticing strain, so you can start to let it go.
Many of us carry strain in our bodies or minds which is so familiar we don't notice it any longer. We may have had that low-level
headache, or that sore shoulder or knee, for years and learned to accept it as "just the way things are". Being a vision teacher, one of my
favorite examples of this unhelpful pattern is eyestrain, which can lead to more serious vision problems if not addressed.
Do you wait until your eyes or neck are screaming at you from peering at the computer, before you let yourself take a break? Or maybe that headache is growing,
and instead of resting from your task, you think you need a pain reliever pill so you can keep plugging away. Your body is talking to you and you're not paying attention!
You might as well beat that tired horse pulling a heavy cart and expect him to keep going forever.
We are not machines, yet sometimes the culture seems to treat us as if we are, only giving us permission to stop slaving away when we get seriously sick
or injured. The body will first whisper to us when it's unhappy, then get louder if we don't take notice. Back to the eyestrain example: you probably don't
need glasses, or stronger ones, if you're having trouble seeing the computer clearly. You might only need some time looking at trees or the sky, instead of
peering mindlessly at a screen.
We can be rewarded for doing more than others and being a top performer. If you were the good girl or good boy as a child, you probably found as you grew that
teachers and bosses may not tell you you're doing too much, because they like your results, and you're making their job easier. We ourselves have to be the
ones to set limits on our energy and time, so we don't fry our circuits. If we're lightening someone else's load, it's not always worth it if we're hurting ourselves
in the process.
When I started vision improvement many years ago, reducing the strength of my prescription and doing some things without any correction at all, it quickly
became obvious to me how I'd abused my eyes throughout my life. When I got hard contact lenses in my teens, which my parents desperately hoped would stop the progression
of my "galloping myopia", I said I'd put rocks in my eyes if it would help me see! I assumed I had to suffer if I wanted clear sight, that it couldn't possibly be easy.
Today I know differently, and am usually gentle with and appreciative of my wonderful visual system. Is there somewhere where you're accepting discomfort as the way it has to be,
maybe even seeing your struggle as a badge of honor? It's fine to push ourselves occasionally and work hard toward a goal we want, but I don't think we were put here to undergo pain on a regular basis.
See if you can make the process of growth and progress more enjoyable for yourself. You can do this, and you're worth it!
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Enjoy the remainder of this amazing month of August.
I'll write again in a few weeks. Take care!