I never know what causes and set off a grouchy period. (I’m lying when I say, “I don’t know.”)

Ideas that I believe may lead to grouchiness:

• Feeling the sense of having lack of control in life
• Having too much work and being overwhelmed
• Life being too demanding at the moment
• Doing way too much
• Being out of balance (mentally and physically)

I know for certain when I get grouchy that it is my body telling me to stop what I’m currently doing. I DO way too much sometimes and I know it, and this is my body subconsciously telling me to slow down.

I have to stop my brain from over-thinking, over-doing, and over-analyzing. How? By taking 10 minutes to sit quietly, and visiting with myself as though I’m visiting an old friend. I then proceed to do a body check to see how my body circuits are functioning…perhaps too fast, or too slow? Okay, now to make energy adjustments, to bring equilibrium to my body.

Finding a quiet spot where I can turn off ALL my electronics, and sit or lie down for proper preparation of relaxation.

To quiet down my body I first focus on my breathing deeply. I monitor my breathing rhythm, and with each exhale I let go of stress. At the end of the session I say a couple of affirmations to set the intention for the day to attract positive energy and outcomes.

Here are some types of meditations you can do from the comfort of your home –

1. Autogenic relaxation. Autogenic means something that comes from within you. In this relaxation technique, you use both visual imagery and body awareness to reduce stress. You repeat words or suggestions in your mind to relax and reduce muscle tension. For example, you may imagine a peaceful setting and then focus on controlled, relaxing breathing, slowing your heart rate, or feeling different physical sensations, such as relaxing each arm or leg one by one. (This is the one I do the most.)

2. Progressive muscle relaxation. In this relaxation technique, you focus on slowly tensing and then relaxing each muscle group. This helps you focus on the difference between muscle tension and relaxation. You become more aware of physical sensations. One method of progressive muscle relaxation is to start by tensing and relaxing the muscles in your toes and progressively working your way up to your neck and head. You can also start with your head and neck and work down to your toes. Tense your muscles for at least five seconds and then relax for 30 seconds, and repeat. (I do this sometimes when I can’t fall asleep.)

3. Visualization. In this relaxation technique, you form mental images to take a visual journey to a peaceful, calming place or situation. During visualization, try to use as many senses as you can, including smell, sight, sound and touch. If you imagine relaxing at the ocean, for instance, think about such things as the smell of salt water, the sound of crashing waves and the warmth of the sun on your body. You may want to close your eyes, sit in a quiet spot and loosen any tight clothing. (This is your internal white noise machine.) Source for meditation

Now that you know one of the secrets to balance you can put down that anti-grouch pill bottle and go find balance.


The Healing Place has helped hundreds of adults and children to find long-lasting relief from chronic pain, digestive issues and heal hormonal imbalances naturally.

Helen Chin Lui is a certified Reflexologist, Certified Energy Medicine and Reiki Practitioner. She is the founder and owner of the Healing Place in Medfield. She specializes in helping people with chronic digestive disorders. For her free report “Proven Alternative Ways to Heal Common Chronic Digestive Problems: What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know Can Keep You From Healingclick here.



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