When I do yoga, I feel free, open and wonderful. When I don’t sleep, I feel confused, irritated and fat. I don’t do yoga everyday, (although I want to!) and it’s not like I never sleep. I feel imbalanced, though, over time with just a little too much of this, and not enough of that, and before you know it, I’m a mess! What to do? Educate myself, try to balance my time and keep striving to make tomorrow a little better.

I’ve known since I was young that I am a “highly sensitive” person. I even bought the book. I know that what I put in my body affects me. I know that how I take care of my body, good or bad, affects all aspects of my life. Being “highly sensitive”, I feel things and I react (sometimes like a child) to the simplest of changes.

Like most people, through my teens and twenties, I tried a variety of diets, sleeping patterns, exercises, and different levels of alcohol consumption. Now approaching middle age, I certainly don’t have it all figured out, but I know what feels good, what doesn’t and how to choose between the two. I know that when I stay up fighting with my boyfriend until 2 a.m., I probably won’t feel too good in the morning. If I choose to stay up ‘til 2 a.m. dancing with my boyfriend, I will feel a bit tired, but happy. Stress is the killer. I also know that if I choose to eat greasy food for lunch everyday because it’s cheap and convenient, I’m going to feel negative about my body, and probably will be constipated for a week. The extra effort of thinking ahead, pre-planning my meals and taking them with me can be a hassle, but worth it for my mind and body.

Feeling good is important. No one can eat perfectly and be stress-free 100% of the time, but the effort is worth it. Just knowing that you are doing your best can build a confidence that laziness doesn’t offer. Just do what your grandmother said…eat your veggies, get out and play and get to bed at bedtime. Oh, and get the yoga mat out!

Author's Bio: 

Show host Leah Guy, creator of A Girl Named Guy Productions, is a recognized veteran in the wellness community and an internationally published author. The owner ofwww.AGirlNamedGuy.com and www.ModernSage.com, Leah’s vision for wellness motivates and enthuses. With a strong entertainment background, Leah possesses a witty personality and an engaging appeal that helps her connect with an impressive array of viewers. She has developed a gift for exploring life’s issues and people's deepest concerns with understanding and empathy.