How to be Present: The 5 Steps for Living in the Here-and-Now
“Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” — Denis Waitley
Step 1: Daily Gratitude
The first 5 to 10 minutes of your day should be devoted to daily gratitude. This involves writing down what you’re grateful for. Even if you feel like you have nothing to be grateful for, find something. Spend the time to write it out, no matter how big or small it is. But this must be done on paper, or in some digital format. You can’t just think it in your mind. It has to be an act that you perform every single day.
Step 2: Physical Activity
This can be 5 minutes a day, 30 minutes, or an hour, but there has to be some time blocked off to develop the habit of physical activity, such as exercise, yoga, or some other lightly-strenuous activity. This doesn’t have to be something exhaustive. In fact, the more you set your mind to do a huge exercise regimen in the beginning, the more you’ll likely fail.
As you do your physical activity, no matter how big or small it is, focus on your breathing. Try to be as present as possible. Feel the breath as it enters your lungs, your heart as it beats the blood through your body, and the feel of the wind or the breeze on your skin. Just focus on being present, that’s all. Don’t worry about anything else during this time.
Step 3: Limit Distractions
Commit yourself to limiting your distractions during a specific block of time. Pick one small block of time, whether it’s for 15 minutes or even one hour, and turn everything off. During this time, find something to read that will inspire you or motivate you, or simply spend it with someone you love.
Step 4: Find a Way to Give
Find a way, every day, to give something to someone in need. It doesn’t matter how big or small, and it doesn’t have to involve money. Our most precious asset is our time; it’s the greatest equaliser.
Step 5: Find the Beauty in Something
Find the beauty in something; anything. It doesn’t matter what it is. Take a walk and listen to the birds chirping, or literally smell the flowers. It’s the little things in life that will allow us to be happier and more present.
Please get in touch and let us know how you are doing and how we can help? This applies to patients who are new to the Clinic as well as our existing patients.
We look forward to hearing from you.
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NOTE: See box below for updates regarding Clinic opening and Covid-19
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We treat Infants to Elderly, and everyone in between
The Vital Health Chiropractic Clinic in Bristol has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, and we care for a wide variety of patients from infants to the elderly, and everyone in between.
We offer an entirely natural and holistic approach to your health, and we want people who come to the family chiropractic clinic to be given the opportunity to feel their best and gain a better understanding of how to improve and maintain their health.
A GENTLE APPROACH
SOT, Cranio-Sacral Technique, McTimoney and Diversified
We use a wide range of Chiropractic techniques, including some gentler applications such as Sacro-Occipital Technique, Cranio-Sacral Therapy and McTimoney Chiropractic. So, if you’re looking for an alternative to ‘clicks’ and ‘cracks’, we can provide that here.
🌟🌟VITAL HEALTH CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC IS NOW TEMPORARILY CLOSED🌟🌟
Dear PATIENTS of VITAL HEALTH CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC
Thank you for your thoughtful consideration and support through recent weeks. This
announcement is one that we have all been dreading.
Following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement at 8.30pm, Monday 23rd
March 2020 , it is with sadness that we are writing to tell you that Vital Health Chiropractic Clinic will close temporarily from Tuesday 24th March 2020.
This difficult decision has been made with consideration for your health and for the health of Clinic staff. The importance
of reducing the risk of viral contamination at this time comes above the need for provision
of care for your musculoskeletal conditions.
We want to reassure you that we have not gone away. We will still be answering the
phone, your text messages and e-mails. We are happy to talk to you and offer guidance.
We can forward relevant stretches, exercises and online links to you to help you look after
yourselves until we can open our doors again.
CONTACT DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOWS:-
TELEPHONE NUMBER: 0117 973 0878
MOBILE: 07807 008666
We will monitor the guidelines from the Government, our Chiropractic Council and
Associations with regards to when we can reopen the Clinic. We will update you when our status changes and will post up-to-date information on our clinic website:
www.vitalhealthchiropractor.co.uk and on Facebook.
Our thoughts are with you through the coming weeks of uncertainty and challenge. Please follow the social distance guidelines that are designed to keep us all safe.
Take good care and stay well.
Claire Gordon DC, Ruth Corker DC and Carly Richardson DC
And best wishes from Pat, Elaine, Shelley and Sarah too
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Active Ageing & Chiropractic
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Meet our Team
We have a dedicated team of Chiropractors and Therapists in Bristol who are able to provide:
The guidance to take Vital steps back to health
Claire Gordon - Chiropractor
Claire is passionate about her work and feels strongly that Chiropractic care offers immense benefits for patients of all ages and with a vast array of problems.
Ruth Corker - Chiropractor
Ruth understands the importance of the partnership between patient and Chiropractor. She believes in offering guidance and information to her patients that will encourage them to be actively involved in their recovery.
Carly Richardson - Chiropractor
Heidi Spindler - Massage and Reflexology
Massage and Reflexology work well as part of a treatment regime, but are equally effective as a stand-alone therapy.
Shelley Jones - Reflexology and Reiki
Your Reflexology or Reiki session can be a stand-alone therapy or can be adapted to include both modalities within one session.
Lucy Payne - Yoga
Yoga can have a therapeutic effect on the body, Lucy shares her knowledge with others to help them experience the physical and psychological benefits of yoga practice.
Nicki Symes - Hypnotherapist
Solution Focused (SF) Hypnotherapist offering a supportive empowering approach to clients of all ages to help them to make the life changes that they wish to.