It is treacherous to underestimate the importance of taking care of ourselves. Our Mind and Bodies work at an unbelievable rate; there is no such thing as taking a day off for them.In a culture where being a workaholic is normalized, it is often we listen to what our surroundings ask of us, instead of listening to what our body needs and asks of us. If we don’t give it the rest and attention it needs, it will get our attention in a less subtle way. Habits shape who we are, therefore its beneficial to practice the ones that give us peace of mind.
Reading is our minds escape from one world to the other. It is one of the few exercises made for our mind, for it expands our cognitive thought flow,language and imagination. Don’t have the time? Hate books? good thing were in the year 2017 and amazon created the very much used essential, audible. Personally, I’m stuck in traffic for at least an hour to and from work, sometimes I grow tired of my playlists and enjoy a good book instead. It is the perfect way to get some reading done while trying to distract myself from the hidden road rage i have from not moving for 20 mins or being cut off 8 times in the same highway.
Just because you don’t want to make a career out of what you love to do doesn’t mean you shouldn’t invest into it anyway. Whether its painting, writting, singing or dancing its all therapeutic if it fills you with joy every time you come back to it. Doing what you love will make you feel richer than any green paper with a number on.
My favorite form of art. A poetry with a melody. A language everyone understands. If i believed in soulmates this would be mine. The one thing that can change whatever mood you’re in for 3 minutes. Maybe even a hit of nostalgia. The brain has an organic rejoinder to music. Studies have shown music is one of the very few activities that produce an euphoric feeling on the brain.
Im not saying keep a diary with a lock and a key. But writing your thoughts out keeps them from being scattered. It keeps The champaign bottle from exploding at the wrong time; because if it doesn’t come out one way it will another, maybe in a not so subtle way. We weren’t programed with unlimited gigabytes, however much you’re holding in, the storage may become full.
If our automatic system didn’t take care of the breathing for us, we would have to make a conscious effort to breathe every couple seconds in order to survive. BUT when we tell ourselves to take a breath its much more impactful. Its beneficial to remind yourself to absorb as much of atmospheres oxygen and release the pernicious CO2 -inhale the good, exhale the bad
Just like breathing, it might seem so simple. I mean, how else do we move from point A to point B? Along with all the health benefits such as strengthening your heart,toning your legs and lowering your chances of some diseases; Studies show walking boosts your mood. It must be how out of touch with nature we’ve become, that a walk to the park can have a positive impact on our mood. Yes, in fact walking can make you happier.
“To experience peace does not mean that your life is always blissful. It means that you are capable of tapping into a blissful state of mind amidst the normal chaos of a hectic life. ” – Jill Bolte Taylor