"What you think you become. What you feel you attract. What you imagine you create." -Buddha
When we talk about self-management, we build the discussion around four main principles:
In this post, we’re focusing on just one: the way you think affects how you feel. What does that even mean, and how does the mind-body connection affect overall health and wellness? Our MOBE Guides spend a lot time talking about it with participants, so we asked them to share their own thoughts and reactions to this principle. Here’s what they said:
I think a lot of us go through life not thinking about how our thoughts affect us. We tend to react to what happens instead of being intentional about how we view situations or problems. The good thing is, when we understand how the body and mind are connected, we can be more intentional about our thoughts and how we treat their bodies, and this can improve our lives.”
It's so important to recognize how our thoughts and emotions can actually have a direct impact on every system of our body. The choice is up to us, whether it will be a positive or negative impact. The mind-body connection is amazing and it's vital to improving not only our physical health, but our mental and emotional health as well.”
I think it’s fascinating to understand how our brain works and that by managing our thoughts we can improve our quality of life each and every day; not only our happiness quotient but our health as well. Exciting stuff!”
Many people don't realize that the mind is the weakest muscle in the body and it gets out of shape really quickly. Just like regular exercise, we need to work our minds for optimum health.”
What do YOU think? Does the mind-body connection make sense to you, or have you discovered an interesting way it plays out in your own life? If you’re just as intrigued as we are, you can learn more about the mind-body connection at the following links:
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