Build Organ Reserve

What happened to me this passed weekend made me value the way I have been taking care of my body. I flew with some people who were throwing up, four to be exact, and one of them had the flu. Of course the person with the flu I was in contact with since she was at my side and she came close to me to tell me she had the flu. The following day I woke up feeling so drained that I was worried about traveling. I still flew out that night but by the time I was landing at the destination, I was feeling some body ache and was feeling cold. I honestly didn’t know how I was going to survive the trip since I was also having a headache.

When I came back to NY, my body was able to bounce back the following day and I thank God for that. I must say that was pretty quick. I know that is because of my organ reserve and it is this that I would like to write about.

I came across the term “organ reserve” while working on getting my credits for the requalification of my certification in Holistic Nutrition. What organ reserve means is that the organs have the capacity to allow the body to deal with stress through unused, extra functioning abilities. I compare this to savings. There will be times in life when financially you may be in a position where you will have to use your savings because times are tough. Organ reserve is like your savings account but just like you need to put money aside so that you can have for a rainy day, you have to build organ reserve so in times of stress, your body can cope and bounce right back up with no problem.

So how can you start building organ reserve? You start by starting NOW. Don’t wait until tomorrow, next week, next month or until the summer time. No, start NOW taking care of your body. This care, of course, will consist of eating healthy and taking the proper supplements that your body needs. The one mistake that many may make is thinking that they can have all their nutrition through food. Sorry but food is not grown the same way anymore and so many nutrients can be lost from the passage of time of the harvest to the cooking. Besides, I don’t think many of us, I include myself, eat the amount of foods that we need in order to get the amount of nutrients the body needs so that it can function at an optimum level. So make sure you supplement what you eat by choosing the right supplements. Being physically active also helps and to be physically active doesn’t mean doing hardcore workouts. It can be as simple as going for a brisk walk.

Make sure that mentally and emotionally you are right. When your mind isn’t right, nothing can be right. Now, I know that this can be a challenge at times. Trust me, I know, but it is a must to make an effort to be fit mentally and emotionally. Understand what drains you. Understand what triggers certain emotions in you. Do what feels good for you. Remember, you are an investment that you must make but you are worth the investment.

If you ever think for a moment that your body is just this thing that gets hungry every 2 1/2 to 3 hours and it isn’t something to truly treasure, think of what happens when you have no savings. When things really go sour, you have no cushion to fall back on. Well, same thing with your body. You want a cushion to fall back on and organ reserve is that cushion in times of stress. So I encourage you to start working on creating some organ reserve. If you need some help with that, you are more than welcome to contact me on this site.

If you love the blog, you will most certainly love my latest book Creating a Lifetime of Wellness: Start Having the Life You Deserve where I discuss topics that highly impact your well-being that perhaps you may not be aware of. You can purchase your copy on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Creating-Lifetime-Wellness-Aura-Martinez/dp/1458220885/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490999433&sr=8-1&keywords=creating+a+lifetime+of+wellness or on Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/creating-a-lifetime-of-wellness-aura-e-martinez/1126001153?ean=9781458220882.

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La organización es necesaria para su bienestar

Trate de escribir discursos, blog, trabajar en varios proyectos a la misma vez y encima de eso sentir cansacio a causa del cambio de horario por volar a otro país y ¿qué usted obtiene? Se sentirá abrumado, ¡es eso! Esto es lo que ha ocurrido conmigo ultimamente, lo confieso. Como seres humanos, sólo podemos hacer lo que podemos hacer y tenemos que ser realistas en cuanto se trata de nuestro tiempo y nuestra energía. He escrito esto antes y lo escribiré de nuevo. He llegado a la realidad de manera dura de que la organización es necesaria para su bienestar.

El estar organizado lo ayuda evitar el sentirse abrumado. No hay nada de malo con querer hacer más pero tiene que ser organizado con lo que usted hace. Por lo tanto, lo animo a que encuentre una manera que funcione para usted. Esto va a tomar tiempo porque quizás tendrá que provar diferentes cosas para ver qué le funciona a usted pero si todavía no ha encontrado un modo que le funcione, no se rinda. Las cosas toman tiempo para ajustarse y toma tiempo encontrar una manera que funcione para usted pero confie de que encontrará el modo.

El estar organizado es lo que le permite lograr hacer más cosas. Es necesario estar organizado con su tiempo, su energía y sus recursos. Esto quiere decir que si usted está haciendo una cosa, sólo se enfoca en esa sola cosa por un tiempo antes de comenzar otra cosa. Por ese tiempo, usted enfoca su energía también en esa sola cosa. El enfocar su energía en varias cosas a la vez no le permitirá terminar las cosas.

El estar organizado le permite poner las cosas en prioridad. Es importante el organizarse mentalmente cuando se trata de saber qué va primero. Determine qué es una cosa que si usted terminara esa cosa, le resolvería también otras cosas. Lo que sea, haga esa cosa primero y cuando termine eso, entonces trabaje en otra cosa.

El estar organizado disminuye su nivel de estrés. Esto no quiere decir que su estrés será eliminado, no creo que el estrés fue diseñado para ser eliminado completamente ya que tiene su propósito pero el estar organizado ayuda a bajar el nivel de estrés. Coloque las cosas en un solo lugar y colóquelo ahí siempre, de esa manera usted va a saber en donde encontrarlas. Tenga los documentos de un mismo tema todos juntos en donde los pueda encontrar. Sea organizado en su propio espacio para que usted pueda sentir que puede respirar. Escoja la ropa que va a utilizar el día antes. Asegúrese de salir de la casa con tiempo para que no tenga que andar deprisa a donde usted tenga que ir. Todo esto es parte de ser organizado.

La razón que menciono el estar organizado es porque mucho de lo que nos causa estrés viene del hecho que nosotros no estamos organizado en nuestra vida. No estamos organizados con nuestros pensamientos, nuestro tiempo, nuestro espacio, nuestro proyectos, etc. y cuando esto es el caso, nosotros añadimos estrés innecesario. Entre más organizado usted esté, más podrá alcanzar, mejor se va a sentir y podrá disfrutar más la vida. Si usted no está organizado en un área de su vida, lo animo a que lo sea ahora para su propio bienestar.

Si a usted le gusta el blog, usted de seguro le gustará el libro Creating a Lifetime of Wellness: Start Having the Life You Deserve en donde escribo temas que impactan enormemente su bienestar que quizás usted no ha estado al pendiente. Este libro está disponible sólo en inglés pero estoy trabajando en la versión en español. Puede obtener su copia en Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Creating-Lifetime-Wellness-Aura-Martinez/dp/1458220885/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490999433&sr=8-1&keywords=creating+a+lifetime+of+wellness o en Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/creating-a-lifetime-of-wellness-aura-e-martinez/1126001153?ean=9781458220822.

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Organization Is a Must For Your Well-being

Try writing speeches, blogs, working on several projects at once among other things and on top of that being jet lagged and what do you get? Overwhelm! That’s what you get. This has been me lately, I confess. As human beings there is only so much that we can do and although we are capable of so much, we must be realistic about our time and energy. I’ve written this before and I’ll write it again. I came to the realization in such a hard way that organization is a must for your well-being.

Being organized helps avoid overwhelm. It is ok to want to do more but you must be organized with what you have to do. So I would like to encourage you to find a way that works for you. Now, this may take time because you may have to try different things before you find what works for you but if you haven’t found a way, don’t give up. Things do take time to adjust and it does take time to find a way that works but trust that you will find that way.

Being organized is what will allow you to get as much done as possible. It is a must to be organized with your time, your energy and your resources. This means that if you are doing one thing, just focus for some time on that one thing before you start doing another thing. For that time slot, you focus your energy as well on that one thing. Focusing your energy on several things at once will not allow you to get anything done.

Being organized allows you to prioritize. It is important to organize yourself mentally in terms of knowing what goes first. Determine what is one thing that if you can get that thing done, it would resolve other things as well. Whatever that is, do that first and once that is done, then work on the next thing.

Being organized diminishes your stress. This doesn’t mean that it will eliminate your stress, I don’t think stress was meant to be eliminated completely since it does serve a purpose but being organized certainly can help decrease it.  Place things in one spot and place it there always, that way you will know where to find it. Have your documents of the same subject stacked together where you can find it. Be organized in your own space so you can feel like you can breathe. Pick out the clothing you will wear the day before. Make sure you leave your house with enough time so that way you are not rushing to get to wherever it is that you have to go. All this is part of being organized.

The reason why I mention being organized in this post is because many of our stresses does come from the fact that we are not organized in our life. We are not organized with our thoughts, our time, our space, our projects, etc. and when this is the case, we actually add unnecessary stress. The more organized you are, the more you accomplish, the better you feel and you can enjoy life more. If you are not organized in an area of your life, I encourage you to do so now for your own well-being.

If you love the blog, you will most certainly love my latest book Creating a Lifetime of Wellness: Start Having the Life You Deserve where I discuss topics that highly impact your well-being that perhaps you may not be aware of. You can purchase your copy on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Creating-Lifetime-Wellness-Aura-Martinez/dp/1458220885/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490999433&sr=8-1&keywords=creating+a+lifetime+of+wellness or on Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/creating-a-lifetime-of-wellness-aura-e-martinez/1126001153?ean=9781458220882.

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Cánsese de desear

Hoy me gustaría animarlo a que se canse de desear. ¿Por qué? Porque el seguir deseando no lo lleva a ningun lado. El secreto en la vida, aparte de saber lo que quiere, es tomar acción para obtener lo que quiere.

Por lo tanto, cánsese de desear una mejor salud. Sepa que esa gran salud está en sus manos al tomar mejores decisiones, al escoger comidas saludables, al hacer un esfuerzo por hacer ejercicios, al decidir educarse en cuanto a los medicamentos que toma, cualquier enfermedad que pueda tener y educarse sobre el cuerpo.

Cánsese de desear una mejor relación. Trabaje todos los días en la relación que usted tiene porque usted juega un papel en hacer que la relación funcione. Si la relación ya no funciona, sepa que usted tiene dos opciones- usted pone el esfuerzo que se requiere para que la relación funcione mejor o usted decide que es mejor que cada quien ande por su lado. De cualquier modo una relación requiere esfuerzo y las grandes cosas requieren esfuerzo. También trate de cultivar esa relación. Las relaciones necesitan ser alimentadas para que puedan sobrevivir.

Cánsese de desear de tener un mejor trabajo y haga lo mejor que pueda en el trabajo que tiene o cambialo. El quejarse todo el tiempo sobre el trabajo que tiene no ayuda. Sólo ayuda en el momento que usted se queja porque usted está dejando ir la tensión que siente por dentro pero ¿que está haciendo ahora para cambiar la situación? Esto es lo que más importa- qué usted hace ahora para cambiar la situación.

Cánsese de desear una mejor vida. Yo personalmente no creo en el debí, hubiese sabido, hubiese hecho. O usted es o no es, hace o no hace, sabe o no sabe. Esa vida que usted quiere está en sus manos. Permíteme repetir, esa vida que usted quiere está en sus manos. No está en las manos de otra persona. No está en el poder de otra persona. Usted tiene el poder de decidir qué hará con su vida.

Cánsese de desear más porque si quiere más, es usted quien tiene que buscarlo. Muchas personas quieren más, y quien no pero lo que importa no es el querer más sino el hacer más.

Sí, cánsese de desear. Su bienestar depende de eso porque mientras que usted siga deseando, va a seguir esperando. La vida no es para aquellos quienes desean, es para aquellos quienes hacen- así que cánsese de desear.

Si a usted le gusta el blog, usted de seguro le gustará el libro Creating a Lifetime of Wellness: Start Having the Life You Deserve en donde escribo temas que impactan enormemente su bienestar que quizás usted no ha estado al pendiente. Este libro está disponible sólo en inglés pero estoy trabajando en la versión en español. Puede obtener su copia en Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Creating-Lifetime-Wellness-Aura-Martinez/dp/1458220885/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490999433&sr=8-1&keywords=creating+a+lifetime+of+wellness o en Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/creating-a-lifetime-of-wellness-aura-e-martinez/1126001153?ean=9781458220822.

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Get Sick of Wishing

Today I would like to encourage you to get sick of wishing. Why? Because wishing will take you nowhere. The secret to life, apart from knowing what you want, is taking action towards what you want.

So get sick of wishing for better health. Know that great health is in your hands by making better choices, by choosing healthy foods, by making the effort to exercise, by choosing to educate yourself in regards to any medications you are taking, any illness you may have and educating yourself in regards to the body.

Get sick of wishing for a better relationship. Work everyday on the relationship that you have because you are part of the equation of making that relationship work. If the relationship just isn’t working anymore, know that you have two choices- you either put in the effort it takes to make the relationship better or you decide it’s best to part ways. Either way relationship is work and great things do require effort. Also work on cultivating that relationship. Relationships need to be nurtured in order to thrive.

Get sick of wishing you had a better job and either make the best of the job you have or change it. Complaining all the time about the job that you have doesn’t help. It just helps at the moment because you are releasing the tension that you are feeling but what are you doing to change the situation? That is what matters most, what you are doing right now to change the situation.

Get sick of wishing you had a better life. I personally don’t believe in the could’ve, would’ve, should’ve. You either are or you’re not, you either do or you don’t, you either know or you don’t. That life that you want is in your hands. Let me repeat, that life that you want is in your hands. It’s not in someone else’s hands. It’s not in someone else’s power. You have the power to decide what you will do with your life.

Get sick of wishing for more because if you want more, you have to go get it. Many people want more, who doesn’t but it is not a matter of wanting more, it is a matter of doing more.

Yes, get sick of wishing. Your well-being depends on it because for as long as you are wishing, you might as well just keep on waiting. Life is not for those who wish, it is for those who do- so get sick of wishing.

If you love the blog, you will most certainly love my latest book Creating a Lifetime of Wellness: Start Having the Life You Deserve where I discuss topics that highly impact your well-being that perhaps you may not be aware of. You can purchase your copy on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Creating-Lifetime-Wellness-Aura-Martinez/dp/1458220885/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490999433&sr=8-1&keywords=creating+a+lifetime+of+wellness or on Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/creating-a-lifetime-of-wellness-aura-e-martinez/1126001153?ean=9781458220882.

You can also read the blog on your Kindle by clicking on the Amazon Kindle store at https://www.amazon.com/Live-MaxTM-Viva-al-m%C3%A1ximoTM/dp/B00NK1JOJ4 and you can listen to my online radio show at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/AuraEMartinez.

Las diferentes maneras de ser saludable

Creo que todos nosotros sabemos que es importante el ser físicamente saludable. Esta es la parte más visible de uno, haciendo obvio el estilo de vida que tenemos. Aunque es importante el cuidar de nuestro cuerpo, hay otras maneras de ser saludable que es igualmente importante sino más importante ya que cuando estas partes de uno no están saludables, el cuerpo físico también sufre. Es importante ser saludable mental y emocionalmente y de eso voy a escribir hoy.

Primero quisiera escribir cómo puede saber cuando no está saludable mental y emocionalmente. Una de las maneras más sencillas es mirando a su alrededor. ¿Su vida refleja lo que merece? ¿Qué tipo de relaciones tiene con los demás? ¿Qué clase de relación tiene consigo mismo? ¿Tiene usted alguna relación que es destructiva e insalubre en su vida? ¿Cómo usted se siente mayormente? Todas estas preguntas son indicaciones de cómo está su estado mental y emocional.

En otras palabras, si usted bloquea su propia felicidad, si usted vive con miedo, si es pesimista, si usted aleja las cosas y personas buenas, si vive en el pasado y es un pasado doloroso, si permite negatividad, entonces usted no está saludable mental y emocionalmente.

Lo que muchos no se dan cuenta es que siempre y cuando usted pone una curita a una herida grande o ignora los problemas reales que tiene, usted NUNCA podrá alcanzar la verdadera felicidad. La felicidad verdadera viene de lidiar con sus problemas cuando sus problemas lo previenen de las cosas buenas en la vida. Sí, es difícil abrir esa maleta y ver todo lo que tiene y botar aquello que no necesita pero es ahí cuando se tiene que preguntar si vale la pena cargar con una maleta pesada.

¿Qué quiere decir el ser mental y emocionalmente saludable? Quiere decir sentirse bien sobre usted mismo y de su vida, aceptar la abundancia, aceptar y permitir la felicidad, saber que usted es merecedor, saber que usted merece ser amado bien por los demás, permitir personas quienes lo ayuden a crecer y quienes realmente lo aman. Es mentalmente tener la capacidad de dejar ir aquellas cosas, situaciones o personas que no le sirven. Es el no estresarse por las cosas que no valen la pena. Es enfocarse más en las cosas positivas que en las negativas. Es hacer lo posible para desarollar la agilidad mental y emocional para poder levantarse después de una desilución. El ser emocionalmente saludable es poder amarse aún cuando los demás no lo aman. El perdonarse por sus propios errores y el aceptarse a si mismo aún cuando los demás no lo aceptan. Es el usted amarse más que a cualquier otra cosa. Este acto de amor es necesario ya que es este tipo de amor lo que lo previene de permitir situaciones, cosas o personas quienes no lo hacen sentir bien.

El ser físicamente saludable sin duda es importante pero uno no puede olvidar qué extremadamente importante es el ser saludable también mental y emocionalmente. Cuando mental y emocionalmente usted no está bien, no hay manera de estar bien físicamente ya que estas tres partes están conectadas. Si usted siente que su vida no es de la manera que usted desea, lo animo a que mire estas dos partes de usted y si necesita intervención, entonces vea un terapeuta o psicólogo. Esto en una inversión que usted hace en usted mismo y usted vale la inversión. Su mente y emociones son bienes que tiene que cuidar, por lo tanto, asegúrese de que usted haga lo que puede para que estas partes estén saludables.

Si a usted le gusta el blog, usted de seguro le gustará el libro Creating a Lifetime of Wellness: Start Having the Life You Deserve en donde escribo temas que impactan enormemente su bienestar que quizás usted no ha estado al pendiente. Este libro está disponible sólo en inglés pero estoy trabajando en la versión en español. Puede obtener su copia en Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Creating-Lifetime-Wellness-Aura-Martinez/dp/1458220885/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490999433&sr=8-1&keywords=creating+a+lifetime+of+wellness o en Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/creating-a-lifetime-of-wellness-aura-e-martinez/1126001153?ean=9781458220822.

Usted puede leer el blog en su Kindle haciendo clic en la tienda Amazon Kindle en https://www.amazon.com/Live-MaxTM-Viva-al-m%C3A1ximoTM/dp/B00NK1JOJ4 y puede escuchar mis pláticas en la red en http://www.blogtalkradio.com/AuraEMartinez.

The Different Ways of Being Healthy

I think we all know it’s important to be physically healthy. This is the most visible part of us, making it obvious the kind of lifestyle we have. For as much as taking care of our physical body is important, there are other ways to be healthy that are equally important if not even more since when these parts of us are not healthy, the physical body will suffer as well. It is important to be healthy mentally and emotionally and this is what this post will be about.

First I would like to discuss how can you know when you are not healthy mentally and emotionally. One of the most simple ways is by looking around you. Does your life reflect what you deserve? What kind of relationships do you have with others? What kind of relationship do you have with yourself? Do you have any kind of destructive, unhealthy relationship in your life? How are you feeling most of the time? All these questions are indicators as to how is your mental and emotional state.

In other words, if you block out your own happiness, if you are living in fear, if you are being pessimistic, if you push away good things or people, if you live in the past and it is a hurtful past, if you allow negativity, then you are unhealthy mentally and emotionally.

What many may not realize is that for as much as one may want to put a band-aid on a huge wound or ignore the real problems in their life, one can NEVER reach full happiness. Full happiness comes from dealing with your issues when your issues are preventing good in your life. Yes, it is hard to open that luggage and go through everything and throw away what is not serving you but that’s when you have to ask yourself if it’s serving you to carry such a heavy luggage to begin with.

What does it mean to be healthy mentally and emotionally? It means to feel good about yourself and your life, to accept abundance, to accept and let in happiness, to know you are deserving, to know that you deserve to be loved right by others, to allow people who help you grow and who truly love you. It is mentally having the capacity to do away with things, situations and people who don’t serve you. It is being able to not stress what doesn’t matter. It is being able to focus more on the positive than the negative. It is doing whatever possible to develop mental and emotional agility in order to bounce right back from any disappointment. Being emotionally healthy is being able to love yourself even when others may not love you, forgiving yourself for your own mistakes and being able to accept yourself even when others may not accept you. It is you loving yourself more than anyone else. This act of love is a must since it is this kind of love that will prevent you from allowing situations, things or people who don’t make you feel good.

Being physically healthy indeed is very important but one can not forget how extremely important it is to be healthy also mentally and emotionally. When mentally and emotionally you are not right, there is no way to be right physically as well since all three parts are connected. If you feel your life isn’t the way you want it to be, I encourage you to look into these two parts of you and if you need intervention, by all means go see a psychologist or therapist. This is an investment that you are making in yourself and you are worth the investment. Your mind and emotions are assets to be taking care of, so make sure you do what you can to have these parts of you healthy.

If you love the blog, you will most certainly love my latest book Creating a Lifetime of Wellness: Start Having the Life You Deserve where I discuss topics that highly impact your well-being that perhaps you may not be aware of. You can purchase your copy on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Creating-Lifetime-Wellness-Aura-Martinez/dp/1458220885/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490999433&sr=8-1&keywords=creating+a+lifetime+of+wellness or on Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/creating-a-lifetime-of-wellness-aura-e-martinez/1126001153?ean=9781458220882.

You can also read the blog on your Kindle by clicking on the Amazon Kindle store at https://www.amazon.com/Live-MaxTM-Viva-al-m%C3%A1ximoTM/dp/B00NK1JOJ4 and you can listen to my online radio show at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/AuraEMartinez.