The Power of the Mind-Body Connection
Our bodies our so smart.
They have the innate power to recognize when we may be under distress, and have a ton of amazing mechanisms that are in place to protect us at any given moment.
But this power can also work against us, especially in the busy, stressed out world that we live in today. Sometimes, it feels like we are always working or running around. We never have a chance to just be.
And this isn't good for our bodies or minds.
The power of our mind-body connect is so strong. When we crowd our minds with busy thoughts, anxious thoughts, and worried actions, we subject our bodies to the same stress.
We may think that the mental and emotional stress that we experience so often doesn't have any effect on the health of our bodies, but I beg to differ.
On the contrary, every time we experience negative thoughts, stressers, or anxieties, our body goes on high alert. It wants to help us and protect us.
But when we are constantly on high alert from all of the stress in our lives, our body starts to break down. It can't handle a constant state of stress all the time.
Instead, we start to experience symptoms like bloating, gas, headaches, weight gain, insomnia, acne, allergies, illness, and the list goes on and on.
Our bodies start to crumble under the pressure from stress. It not only attacks our mind; it also attacks our bodies.
Stress is inevitable, but what can we do about it?
Start by taking 3-5 minutes each day, either at the start or end of your day, and write down three things that you're grateful for in that moment.
That's it. It's that simple.
By taking time to simply write down grateful thoughts, we are allowing our minds to be still and focus on the good in our lives, because life is about so much more than how busy we can be.
It is about how much life we can experience during our time on earth.