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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”.

Susy Shikoda