Mind and Body Healing
How am I really feeling? This is a question we don’t ask ourselves that often, even though we should. Are you happy or is there that underlying hint of from something you have not dealt with? Are you more tired than you realize? Is that stiff neck still bothering you?
We have the power to diagnose and heal ourselves. Taking a few moments a weeks to check in with our minds and our bodies can do a lot of good.
How do you do this?
Well, the most important step to self healing is believing in your own healing abilities. Belief is a powerful tool and can help you in everything. The best way to believe in self healing is to see it as something natural – not magical but know there will be a happier, healthier you.
1. You can start the process with a mental body scan meditation. This is an easy to do routine where you check your body for tension or aces. If it helps you can see yourself as a computer that needs to scan itself for malware.
2. Listen to what your body tells you and focus on the stress points. If something feels strange or painful it needs attention. Bring your attention to that spot and send love and positive images and words to that place, believe you are mentally massaging the pain away – or deleting the spyware as it where. If the pain is mental pain you had blocked try and re-shift your opinion on it, work on making the negative positive.
3. Rewire your brain, think more positive: the more you train your brain to have a positive outlook on life the happier you’ll feel.
4. Make changes in your life. Holding on to bad habits and toxic people can make you ill. Re-evaluate your attitudes, your social circle and your community. What changes can be made to it?
5. Look at your stress level. Stress related disorders are an epidemic these days. What can you do at work or at home to keep your anxiety level down and keep your body and mind as stress free a possible? Meditate on it, think about your day to day life and try and feel where you feel the stress creep in and how you could stop this from happening. Learn how to relax.
6. Exercise: relaxing and exercise are related: you can’t relax if you feel bloated or full. You will also feel groggy if you don’t move for at-least twenty minutes every day. Don’t stress yourself by thinking you must do certain exercises: a brisk walk, two hours of shopping (without the car!), dancing around the room, even walking while watching TV are just as valid as the exercises magazines and TV shows insist we do.
7. Eat healthy: try and incorporate some healthy food in your diet: add fruit, vegetables and water.
8. Have fun: start doing things you enjoy. Join clubs, meet new people, or go back to that old hobby you liked so much. Learn new skills. Do something that programs you to think that you matter.
Whatever you do, remember this: Always be kind to yourself. There is only one you!