Seek Fulfillment & Joy - Reduce Stress & Burnout
Trying to keep up with the ever-increasing demands of a busy lifestyle can sometimes feel like an impossible task. Many of us inevitably find ourselves taking on more and more commitments, whilst at the same time constantly analysing our performance and wondering why our life seems out of balance.
When it comes to balancing life and work, it can be helpful to acknowledge that neither side is ever permanently static. Just as the seasons change and the sun rises and sets, life and work are constantly fluctuating between balance and imbalance. Once we are able to accept this and discover joy in those ‘sweet spots’ where everything seems to be perfectly in sync, then we are better able to manage any challenges that arise and even learn to appreciate the imperfect harmony of life.
- Karina Stewart
Co-founder of Kamalaya Koh Samui, Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine
“Kamalaya has become my sanctuary. I arrived frazzled, stressed and exhausted and leave relaxed renewed and reinvigorated. My stay has enabled me to appreciate my surroundings, myself and life in general all over again. I look forward to returning for my next ‘Annual Maintenance" - Rachel Munro
“My first visit to Kamalaya has exceeded my expectations. It is a truly nurturing place with wonderful staff, therapists and nourishing delicious food. It has left me feeling calm, energized, relaxed and renewed. Thank you" - Sandra Richmond
Challenges at work and in everyday life can sometimes leave us feeling helpless or overwhelmed. This can cause our stress level to rise which triggers the body’s ‘fight or flight’ response.
The short-term adrenaline release associated with this action may help us to deal with the new ‘threat’ by sharpening our focus. Conversely, it may leave us feeling even more overwhelmed and with reduced cognitive or decision-making ability.
The next time you find yourself in this situation, try practicing the following tips to trigger the body’s parasympathetic response instead. This will help to reduce stress levels and reset your perspective, allowing you to approach the task at hand with renewed levels of confidence and enthusiasm.
“You know, the world is going faster and faster and faster. We can't stop that. So we have to take care of ourselves so that we can deal with it. And you can see all over the world the kind of difficulties people are facing, the challenges people are facing. A lot of it is that the world is going too fast and they can't keep up. Our governments and our industry have been very successful in getting us to want to work and wanting to participate and want to be successful. But true success means you also have to be successful for yourself, not just money in the bank, but health inside your body, all of it connected. It's really important.”
Co-founder & Chairman of Kamalaya Koh Samui
Easy recipe for your busiest mornings
Many guests at Kamalaya like to start their day with a bowl of Chef Kai’s Bircher muesli.
This dish is also very simple to make at home, so you could choose to improve your own work-life balance by preparing a few days worth in advance. Bircher muesli contains essential Omega 3s and healthy oat fibre with slow release energy that keeps you feeling full for longer.
The Stress & Burnout programs are designed to address various levels of stress, helping you to regain balance, perspective and to counteract the physical, emotional and spiritual impacts of lifestyle and life-change stress: from the gently nurturing Relax & Renew, to the joyfully rejuvenating Asian Bliss and the intensely restorative and healing Balance & Revitalise, which deals holistically with the symptoms and underlying causes of adrenal burnout.
A combination of nurturing therapies, nutrition, and personal guidance in a healing environment of inspiring natural beauty gives you the perfect remedy for recovering your optimal wellbeing and the inspiration to embrace the future with renewed vitality and purpose.
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