Whats Consuming You?
Updated: May 27, 2020
What's Consuming You? It's a new year and a new decade and you probably have made (or not) some new year resolutions, like eating healthier and better to help improve your health of your body. Well most of us aim to think and be mindful of what we put into our mouths on a day-to-day basis, but do we really think about what we are putting inside our minds, inside our head and inside our bodies? Probably not? Because if we did become more aware of what we are listening to, watching, reading and telling ourselves each and everyday, or what others are telling us, we would be able to decide what we take in and what we let go of and avoid if we can. Same with food and drink items. We need to become more aware of what is being repeated within our minds.
Which are positive and which do you find abrasive and negative?
Do you allow yourself intervals of quiet and silence?
Do you reserve time for yourself where you control what’s in your air space?
Think about the words you hear from others. Are there any that are consistently negative and that make you unhappy or drag you down?
The sounds of our own discontent can create discontent within others. Think about the words you speak that impact those in your sphere of influence. Where is there room for improvement?
Imagine your ideal sound environment. What kinds of sounds would you include? What sounds would you exclude?
Having toxic language in your life will affect your physical, mental and emotional health. If the words you hear from someone (at home or at work) are consistently negative, don’t be afraid to be proactive. Those who are speaking those words aren’t always aware that they are affecting you negatively. Take the initiative to tell them. Speak politely, yet frankly and firmly draw your boundaries. For example, “I appreciate that you feel stressed, but I find that too often hearing that kind of language hurts (or worries, upsets, saddens, depresses) me. It’s unhealthy for me, and I need to ask you to refrain from speaking like that around me." If you do not get the response you need, you may have to limit or eliminate the time you spend with that person. Psychologists, researchers and spiritual masters alike have shown—that the words we speak and the thoughts we think impact our well-being at all levels. Imagine how the words we speak—about ourselves and others—affect not only our own health but also the health and well-being of those in our lives. We all know that food plays a huge role in our mental health and wellbeing and how food and certain drinks can affect our mood.
Our mind heals our brain, and our brain heals our body.
The brain is a fasinating organ. It is the last great frontier. It is responsible for everything our body does, eating, sleeping, breathing, moving and so on. It lets us think, dream, reason and experience emotions. It keeps us alive. Having a healthy brain, keeps our body and our mind healthy. A healthy mind means that we can think clearly and more focused thoughts and can understand and make rational decisions. We can learn new things and retain information better. Stress is detrimental to the brain, mind and body. Some stress is necessary for survival, but most of it is unnecessary and damaging to us. It's important to recognise your thoughts and emotions and to be aware of the effects they have. Your body responds to the way you think, feel and act. Our cells in our body responds to sound and energetic vibration. Our emotional and mental health and wellbeing are vital to living a balanced life. When our emotions are healthy and we're in a positive mental state, its much easier to cope with the daily demands of life.
Mental and physical health is fundamentally linked. There is no health without mental health and wellbeing. We need to look at how our thoughts can affect our behaviour and our health. Any repressed emotions can create serious illness in our bodies. According to some psychologists, exposure to any negative and violent media may have serious and long lasting psychological effects. Violence in the media exposure can exacerbate or contribute to the development of stress, anxiety, depression and even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) It can change your mood and your own personal worries. Creating a more negative thought pattern and mood. It can also lower and reduce your self-confidence and signs of distress in the body with muscle tension, tightness and inflexibility in the bodies movement and increased pain in all areas of the body, especially the lower back, spine and neck and shoulders. Where I see it the most in 80% of all my clients. It can also compromise the immune system and the digestive system. Our mind plays a major role in influencing our level of wellness. It's our interaction that takes place between our thoughts, body and our external world, of what we are seeing, hearing, speaking and thinking. Relaxation, including deep breathing, muscle stretching and meditation will help and are key to helping your mind to be clearer, de-cluttered from all the thoughts, images and feelings that are all kept inside. With slow, deep, abdominal breathing can help to break the tension cycle which enables the bodies functions to return to normal. Taking 10 slow deep breaths throughout the day, will help you to stay loose and relaxed each day. Learn and practice stretching techniques with deep breathing will help release muscle tightness and tension and help to clear the mind or mental chatter. Visulisation - mental imagery - using the power of your imagination using sight, sounds, feelings and smell to create a desired state in your mind. Awareness is key to how you feel. How do you feel and why? It's essential to be honest about what you are feeling because feelings, including negative ones are just feelings they are not right or wrong, or good or bad. They need to be validated and expressed in healthy ways by talking or writing them down may help to release unwanted emotions or feelings. Letting go allows more space for uplifting, loving feelings. Negative beliefs and emotions such as fear, worry, sadness, grief, anger, guilt, etc... only block our natural way of being and prevent our bodies, health and wellbeing to be healthy and free flowing as it should be, as soon as we let that go of the negative thoughts, beliefs, feelings and emotions we create space, freedom for our bodies to do what they are naturally meant to do, to keep us happy and healthy allowing all of our natural state of being and natural functions to continue. As soon as we get out of its way, stop controlling , holding on, keeping everything in and keeping stuck, we can live a more happier, healthier life that is free flowing. Thoughts come in, thoughts go out, allowing ourselves to avoid holding onto anything apart from love, peace and contentment which are our natural states of being and is always there for us and within us always to be able to reconnect to.
Your body listens to everything that the mind tells it like fear, anxiety or any worries it might have or have created from what they have seen, heard, experienced or talked about and thought about. If you have a negative belief or thought that triggers the amygdala in the limbic region in the brain to send out a red alert that activates the 'fight or flight' response. The body goes into shut down and the bodies functions don't function properly and it believes whatever you tell it, so it prepares itself for the worse. Overtime this effects the nervous system, digestive system and causes a massive issue in the body and backlog of unprocessed food, stressed individual, tense, uncomfortable and nothing works effectivly anymore. It becomes a big problem for your body and if you are doing this regularly, it can really create sickness, illness and disease as well as hormonal issues, digestive issues, mental health issues, heart and body health issues as well as adrenal fatique and a whole host of other issues that come with a out of balanced body and mindset, if not dealt with or if you are unaware of it, it can be horrendous and could take years for the body to bring itself back to optimal health and wellbeing again at its natural state of being. By changing what you think and consume within your mind and thoughts - being more mindful, you can change your health, your mood and your body.
"What you believe in will come true"
Negative beliefs fill our bodies with harmful cotisol and epineprine. You are the Gatekeeper of your mind and it's your responsibility to protect what you think and from what you consume. Every time you think negative thoughts about anything you are potentially poisoning your body with stress hormones such as cortisol and epineprine that deactivate your bodys natural self-repair mechanisms. It's all about feeling good, finding ways to feel good, comfortable and happy, content and joyful, free and happy - Doing things that make you feel like this such as the following: breathing, relaxing, taking time out, resting, stretching, sleeping, having fun, thinking and feeling positive, confident, happy, doing what you love to do, creating the life you want to live and have and creating it all, as you are the creator of your life, no one else is, but you.
If you would like to join me in discoverying what's blocking your life from this free flowing positive life energy and transform the way that you live your life and your health? Please get in contact with me for a free 10 min coaching session to see if coaching and personal development is something that you would find to be of benefit to your life and your health and wellbeing, especially your mental and emotional wellbeing. Then get in contact with me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can schedule some time to discuss where you are right now in your life and health situation also. Or visit my Coaching page for more info on what I offer. Wishing you a wonderful 2020 and a very happy, positive, healthy new year ahead. Best Wishes Love and Light to you Kelly