The health of the mind reflects the health of emotions.
Balance is an essential factor for us to have a full life, our mind in coherence with our heart, our body with our brain, and especially our mental health in line with our emotional health.
Knowing how to take care of them is what can make life happier and be resilient in the face of life’s challenges.
When the health of our mind is compromised, it ends up affecting our emotions and consequently reflecting on our body most of the illnesses we know today, from digestive problems such as ulcers, gastritis and even problems affecting the nervous system such as depression, migraine, irritability which in the past were ignored because they thought they were only related to emotions.
What are the most common problems when the health of the mind is not going well?
Emotional imbalance. The tendency to constant negative thoughts, more pessimistic than optimistic. Lack of control and expression of feelings, sometimes sad and depressed, or too much anger, irritability, and impatience.
Social isolation, loss of willingness, or interest in interacting with friends, family, people in general. This loss of interest in the activities one used to enjoy can be a warning sign, this isolation represents a departure from past behavior, and these can be related to depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety among others.
Insomnia, mood changes, lack of concentration and focus, start several activities, but has difficulty to complete, and deal with day-to-day situations, easily losing motivation.
Fatigue or lack of animation to perform even simpler activities.
Change in relationships with the people around us, with friends, partners, family.
Self-esteem, not feeling good enough for any situation in life.
Self-care, losing interest in oneself.
Depression, post-traumatic stress, Burnout syndrome, bipolarity the so-called “World Epidemics”.
Constant oscillation in mood and behavior between happy and sad, agitated and apathetic as well as easily losing enthusiasm, these ups and downs can affect your well-being and with time it can become so common that you don’t even realize how much you are committed.
Excessive compensation, such as eating too much or not eating at all, buying things without necessity as a way of giving oneself up in the face of difficulties.
Indiscriminate use of drugs, alcohol, and cigarettes
Excessive concern for the future or for something that may not even happen.
What are the benefits of a healthy mind?
The benefits are unlimited, it will provide a connection with the body and its vital energy until the manifestation of its purposes and objectives.
Health and disease prevention in the physical and energetic body.
Improves concentration, attention for, and more self-knowledge to recognize behaviors and emotions. Professional
Develops self-esteem and self-development capacity, making you see your qualities that make you a unique human being and helping to identify the origin of your insecurities and imbalances.
Broadens your ability to relate, expressing your true personality, and thus deepening your family, marital, and friend relationships.
Stimulates and renews your intellectual abilities to carry out your daily tasks more effectively.
What is the solution?
Do exercises. Movement generates positive physiological reactions, with the production of neurotransmitters. Endorphins and serotonin are released in the blood and cause well-being, optimism, and disposition. That’s why health organizations recommend exercise as the main ally of diseases such as depression and sedentarism (which leads to potentially lethal diseases such as obesity and diabetes).
Meditate. This technique has the power to modulate brain activity and change patterns. Daily practice improves concentration, full attention, and more self-knowledge to recognize and give you with emotions and behaviors.
Cultivate self-esteem. Open your eyes to see the qualities that make you a unique human being.
Put into action the self-care dedicating at least one hour of your day to do something that gives you joy and pleasure, like running, practicing yoga, reading, learning something new to stimulate brain connections and extra energy to face the challenges of everyday life.
Being always surrounded by loved ones that we consider and love as family friends do a lot of good for the soul! A good conversation can serve as therapy, either to vent, to give good laughs.
Therapy is a way to go deep into the emotions and solve internal conflicts, and to make the most of your talents.
“Self-knowledge is what we have best in our hands to develop what is inside of us, if we give ourselves the opportunity to explore these abilities you will see how many sunsets you are able to see in just one day”.
Have you ever missed an opportunity because your mind has been dominated by fear?
Fear is a very common obstacle in the human mind. It used to keep us alive in cave times. When large animals and predators roamed our territory, a keen conscience saved lives.
Nowadays, we are quite safe, as we don’t have to fight to survive.
But inside your brain, it has the same fear circuit that your cave ancestors had.
Just instead of taking action when a tiger is near, the fear circuit responds to modern terrors like talking on stage in front of hundreds of people, tall buildings, rejection, or failing a test.
The trigger is different, but the response to fear is the same.
Fortunately, you are the boss – not your brain.
Fortunately, you are in charge, not your brain.
Unfortunately, sometimes your brain takes over and it can be very difficult to get past it …
So, if you feel that fear has taken over your thoughts and emotions, slow down, and exercise! Continue reading during two parts of the physical exercise that will help you calm your hyperactive fear circuit, and then overcome your fear!
PART 1: CALM YOUR CIRCUITS
When your fear circuit is firing excitedly, it is difficult to focus on anything else. That is why part 1 is a simple breathing exercise to calm the circuit.
Follow these steps and you will be ready to consciously overcome your fears in no time.
When you start to feel anxiety or fear, just stop what you are doing and watch the emotion – don’t fight it.
PART 2: BREATHE
Take 6 long, slow and very deep breaths. Feel the stress leaving your body. Imagine that you are inhaling calmly, and exhaling small molecules of fear.
Six breaths is a kind of magic number to calm down when you are in an excited state. If you’re still nervous, keep breathing!
After calming down, smile! You just took the fear away like a light switch. With practice, you will become a master at turning off negative emotions (when they are not serving you).
According to Vishen Lakhiani, Writer and Speaker, in order to live a full life it is essential to force on 6 aspects of our life to keep the mind positive and healthy in order to achieve the desired goals.
- Compassion: we connect to all beings with a feeling of love and compassion, becoming one with the whole.
- Gratitude: we are grateful to someone who has done us a kindness or something good that has happened to us.
- Forgiveness: we take advantage of the loving, grateful and complete frequency that we find ourselves to forgive someone or any situation that has hurt us.
- Perfect Day: we bring the memory of a very happy day for this sense of accomplishment to return to our cells.
- Desired future: with our cells vibrating completeness, we visualize something that we desire in the near future being realized.
- Blessing: We feel blessings for fulfillment falling on us. Create new habits, and make them a bridge for your evolution!
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Go Beyond Your Limiting Beliefs: Identify and change the Things that pull you down.
We all have belief statements that we repeat a few times or more, sometimes more deeply than reflect these programs rooted in our subconscious. Beliefs can be useful or not. Distinguishing what a personal belief is, and whether it is limited or not, is all based on your level of satisfaction with your situation.
So, how do you identify a personal belief?
A good way to determine what you believe is to be attentive to the answers to the following questions:
- What is missing in your life?
- Why are you making excuses to do what you need to do?
- To whom or to whom do you point your finger for not doing what needs to be done?
- What is your goal?
- What kind of attitudes do you have? Most positive or negative?
- What arouses fear in you?
- What makes you angry?
- What situations make you look dramatic or reactive?
- What prevents you from taking action?
- What keeps you from conforming or giving in?
- Do you get caught up in power games with family, friends, or co-workers?
- Is perfectionism preventing you from taking action?
- Do you procrastinate?
- Do you have negative expectations?
- Do you have weak limits?
- Are your habits supporting you or sabotaging you?
- Do you have things stored inside you like feelings, emotions for a long time?
- How is the quality of your life, work, money, love, happiness, relationships, living … environment, health, is there a balance between them?
- What does it take for you to be financially independent?
- How much do you love yourself?
- How much do you respect yourself?
- How much do you admire yourself?
- What role does your ego play?
- How honest are you with yourself when answering these questions?
After answering these questions, find out if it is a belief by asking:
“Is this true for ALL the people in the world?”
For example, the statement: To be rich you have to work hard.
Is this true for everyone in the world?
Well, while it may be true in many circumstances, it may not be true for everyone. I personally know some people who have an abundance of money and don’t have to work hard. Some have inherited money, others have found a legal way to earn money through outsourcing, others still love their work so much that they never have a hard time making money.
To be… rich you must work very hard – it must be a personal belief because it is not true for everyone.
Once you discover your beliefs, you need to be bold enough to ask some tough questions …
The questions look something like this:
- Is my statement, belief or thought true for everyone in the world?
- Is what I believe in myself really true and do I believe without a doubt that it is true?
- When I believe that thought or statement, how do I react, what happens?
- What did this belief or thought cost me? What has prevented me from doing, from being or having?
- Who would I be without this thought or belief?
- Are there times in my past when the opposite of my belief was true?
- In other words, go back to your personal experience and make up several memories of when the opposite was true.
In this way, by expanding self-knowledge, you will be going to the root of your beliefs and thus demystifying the reaction of your emotions.
Now, practice your discoveries and apply in the way your subconscious absorbs your new perspectives.
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Learn how meditation works and its benefits in reducing stress
With the lifestyle we lead, there are few people who do not suffer from any symptoms of stress.
In view of the impacts it causes on our health, we need some actions that contribute to the reduction of these impacts, and one of them is meditation.
Who has never been in a stressful situation or has suffered from any of the countless effects it causes?
Stress should not be overlooked: if left untreated, it can damage your immune system, considerably increasing the chances of several health problems.
Meditation is very positive for the treatment of physical and mental illnesses. ‘Studies show that it can reduce the effects of depression, anxiety, heart problems, sleep, among others.
Research shows that the practice reduces the discharge of hormones such as cortisol and, in addition, boosts immunity.
Stress reduction is perhaps the most noticeable benefit of meditation. No wonder, the American doctor Jon Kabat-Zinn, one of those responsible for popularizing the practice in the West, created a mindfulness program specially designed to deal with stress, called Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (or MBSR) , which consists of eight weeks of practice. Since its creation, more than 370 studies on its effectiveness have been carried out. One of the most comprehensive analyzed the impact of the program on 93 individuals diagnosed with anxiety disorder, a problem that affects one third of the world population according to WHO. Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital, USA, found that the technique drastically reduced stress levels and the feeling of despair in the face of problems.
One of the reasons for the good result may be the power of meditation to reduce levels of cortisol, the stress hormone. A survey by Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Unifesp and the Appana Mind Institute revealed that 1h15min of yoga and meditation three times a week, over two months, halved cortisol levels in a class where anxiety reached levels alarming, caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients.
Living more peacefully is great. But reducing stress has another important role in the body: controlling cardiovascular problems, diabetes, obesity, depression and Alzheimer’s, chronic diseases that are at the top of the causes of death in the world.
Cortisol works as an alarm. In risky situations, it informs the body that it is time to prepare for an emergency. The cells give priority to the immediate expenditure of energy, which will help us, for example, to run out in the face of a life or death situation. But that system was perfected millennia ago, when human problems were linked to wild nature – ferocious animals and hunger. Our ancestors who survived had high levels of cortisol and adrenaline in their blood because threats were present all the time. Thanks to these hormones, the muscles were well supplied so that our ancestors could take off at the right time. Emergency was the priority. With cortisol in the blood, the body distributes less energy for cell maintenance or for the immune system, which stops fighting a silly infection. These two activities do not kill anyone in a single day – like the lion. But they can be fatal in the medium and long term.
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Research source: “Revista Superinteressante”