Do you spend most of your time living outside of your body and primarily in your mind? This is an extremely common experience for those of us living in a culture which encourages competition, success, and self-sufficiency. There is absolutely nothing wrong with working towards those goals. However, many of us then lose our connection to our bodies and ourselves, and we rely more and more on our analytical thinking skills. The end result is a serious disconnect between our mind, body, and soul. These three pillars are truly the perfect formula for life’s success.
The human mind is extremely complex to comprehend fully and can be our greatest power, yet also our greatest hindrance. This wellness pillar encompasses sociology and psychology on a much larger spectrum. Having a healthy mind is just as important as a healthy body (regardless of what society tells us), as we need all 3 pillars to promote overall well-being.
In addition, our bodies tell us a lot about who we are, how are doing in life, and the health of our relationships. This information is a vital aspect of the quality of life. Life can shift from black and white to all shades of grey very quickly! We can shift from living as though our bodies and minds are two separate entities into a broader, more holistic understanding of who we are, and more importantly, WHO WE CAN BE.
We are all guilty of getting caught up with our daily stressful life that can take a toll on our mental and physical health. Often, we allow trivial matters to consume our thoughts and negatively influence our minds. Our mind is so incredibly powerful. What we allow to consume our thoughts influences who we are as a person, and the biggest takeaway from today’s post is the art of protecting our inner peace by any means necessary.
Here are 3 very easy tips for you to think about today:
Establish a relationship with your body.
We all come in different shapes and sizes, but the way we care for our bodies and carry ourselves through everyday life sends a message to the rest of the world. Taking care of our health and well being make us feel better about ourselves, which in turn makes us feel better about other things in the world. When you establish a healthy relationship with food, your overall stature will change along with it. You will find that a few minor changes in eating habits quickly add up to big results and, you are feeling much better about yourself both mentally and physically.
Find an exercise you enjoy.
Whatever form of exercise you choose to do will make you happier. We all know the benefits that we get from working out. Mentally and physically, exercising is the key to a healthy body and soul. Find something you enjoy doing and stick with it. Not only does it provide you with a release, but it has numerous health benefits as well.
Build confidence and self-esteem.
Feeling good about ourselves is good for the soul. Take the steps to self-love and self promote, and you will find inner peace. Building confidence and self-esteem is something that you are in control of. Finding a sensible diet plan that will work for you will build self-confidence. Seeing your body transform over the weeks and feeling healthier each day will empower you to keep going. The longer you can adhere to any weight loss or health plan, the more results you will see, and more self-esteem will follow.