As I write this, I grapple with two very different thoughts and feelings. My logical side analyses the current climate and appreciates that such challenges are temporary.
We have had them before, some even worse than this and we get over them. Humans are wonderful specimens. They are adaptable and resistant. They are flexible. They are intelligent and they seek solutions. So I know that while it may feel like a lifetime, these days, weeks, or even months will pass and in a bigger scheme of things, they are only a hiccup in our trajectory
Then my emotional side kicks in. My emotional side naturally seeks a refuge. It is seeking comfort. It naturally retreats and it automatically gives in to the fear. Fear of now, fear of future. Fear of the unknown.
What I realise is that while I have to acknowledge my fears and my concerns, I have to remain logical and in control. I have to appreciate that in times like this, I need to carry out good practice and common sense. Giving in to the fear is not going to achieve anything at all. Fear breeds fear and only leads me down a very dark and windy path.
What are some useful tips that could help us all now?
We all should:
Eat well, meditate (use apps such as Headspace – they work), take our supplements (call or drop us a line to get your immune package), get ample sleep, have some “personal time”, hang out with our loved ones, and finally continue with our care.
I’ve always told our patients that ‘we make little changes yet with a big difference’. Looking after thousands of patients in the last 17 years, has shown me that when we undergo stress the effect is not isolated to our mind and soul but it has a global effect. It most often presents itself in physical aches and pains as what we call ‘psychosomatic presentation’.
It’s amazing how much change many patients feel, how clear their heads may get after care, and how much easier they may be able to tackle life following a treatment.
Don’t underestimate the effect that your health choices can have on your overall functionality and performance.
See you on the other side of this
Dr Soroush Ebtash