How to Move from Being Ill to Being Healthy in the New Year
Although many people don’t think about it very often, the mind plays a part in causing ill feelings.
With time and stress, it is inevitable that the mind will start to feel like everything is against us – not in the sense that we think bad thoughts; rather in the sense that thoughts like “always on, always thinking” are hard to fight.
In general, however, thinking good thoughts at a particular moment will have a positive effect on the body, and a negative one will have a negative effect on the body. So, we shouldn’t try to think “bigger” thoughts.
Instead, we should take positive steps. How? Here are 6 tips for emotion-led well-being:
The first step for emotion-led well-being is to always breathe. The process of breathing forces the brain to defuse negative thoughts. Research has shown that focusing on the breath or holding certain thoughts in the mind forces the brain to regulate negative thoughts, which breaks up the “MRA.” This stops the accumulation of stress hormones and other toxins in the body.
3. Release Thoughts
Secondly, we should make sure we release all negative thoughts that we’ve accumulated. The brain always looks for an explanation for whatever is happening, and usually these explanations suggest that we are doing something wrong. Only we can change this – we’re the only ones that can change the facts!
Although many people don’t think about it very often, the mind plays a part in causing ill feelings. It is because our body is constantly busy at whatever task we do, and takes a lot of energy. What is more, we do other things and sleep at night, which take more energy out of our body. While this might not be a bad thing, when we have a health issue or get a lot of stress in our life, it tends to play an influence over the body.
No more! You can reduce the stress in your life by exercising regularly, so that you don’t have to put yourself through an endless cycle of sleepless nights. In the long run, it will reduce your bad mood.
5. Write Negative Thoughts Down
And finally, we should write our negative thoughts down. This will not only relieve you of stress, but it will also keep you from analyzing all the negative things you have written down.
Simply put, this is like turning a sock into a key to unlock the door and open the house of your bad thoughts.
It is important to remember to think good thoughts in order to get yourself off the boat of negative energy. The more difficult it is for your brain to wake up from negative thoughts, the easier it is for it to become stuck into doing things that don’t bring you a positive outcome, and it will ultimately lead to problems such as body-image and low self-esteem.
It is therefore essential to take steps and take time to better yourself. This article by Geneen Roth is a great place to start.
Note: This article was originally published by Ki Sung.
This article was originally published by Ki Sung.