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Photo Credit, David Niblack,

This the likely the busiest and most demanding time of our lives.  Most of us have responsibilities, schedules, a lot of regimentation.  Our time is often not our own anymore.

Just hearing what a typical family of four’s schedule for the week is often enough to make me tired!  I hear about skating practices, dance competitions, music lessons, in addition to the challenges of putting a home cooked meal on the table.  Not to mention we all have bills to pay and careers to manage.

How do you think our nervous system feels through all of this?  If you are thinking “overwhelmed”, you are right!  As adults, it is common to put our health, our sleep, our needs on the back burner until everyone else gets what they need.  Not ideal but is pretty realistic in most households.

This is the time when we need to be functioning at our best and with full power.  Not only because it feels great but because we are our children’s role models.  And children are sponges!  They will absorb what they see, hear and will model behaviours — Good or bad, for a very long time, potentially for their entire lifetime.

Think about what your health status is right now.  Are you at your very best?  Have you superseded where you expected to be health wise?

If the answer is “no”, then do yourself a favour and get your nervous system checked and energy level assessed.  If we find that you are firing at full capacity, we can discuss how to maintain that high level of function and prevent burn out.  If not, we can come up with a plan to get there.  Don’t wait until something happens before taking action because at that time, you will no longer be in control.

Once you get used to the feeling of being fully powered, you will notice those days where you aren’t and wonder how you managed to go through life at less than 100%.  A lot of people are getting through their days at barely 50% energy and not know any different.  Don’t be one of those people.  Get checked.  Find out where you stand in the spectrum of function and you will have a starting point from which to go from.  There is a lot more range to life than not being in pain.