Being Me: Week 43

October 20, 2019

Your body hears everything your mind says 

Being Me: Week 43 - Healthier is not just what your eating, but also what you think and say

October theme: We can't become what we want by remaining what we are


A negative mind does not only change our attitude, it also affects our mind. According to research, negative attitudes and feelings of helplessness and hopelessness can create chronic stress, which upsets the body's hormone balance, depletes the brain chemicals required for happiness, and damages the immune system. Therefore, chronic stress can deplete your lifespan.  

This article from the Huffpost continues on that same thought process.

"A basic emotion such as fear can be described as an abstract feeling or as a tangible molecule of the hormone adrenaline," writes Deepak Chopra in Ageless Body, Timeless Mind. "Without the feeling there is no hormone; without the hormone there is no feeling ... The revolution we call mind-body medicine was based on this simple discovery: wherever thought goes, a chemical goes with it."

If we ignore the role our thoughts and feelings have, we are ignoring the role they play. And it may be the one that most needs to get fixed.

Just getting outdoors or going for a walk can boost our spirits and change our attitude to one of gratitude. As well as mindful practices like meditation can teach us to breathe and be in the moment instead of caught in a current of thoughts. Slowing down reminds me of all the good that is in my life, bringing positive memories into a turbulent day.


 

Themes for each month to journal, create or contemplate on your journey

  • January - The best time for new beginnings is now
  1. Morning routine
  2. Mission statement
  3. Create your YES list
  4. Goals, baby steps, tiny promises
  5. Putting it in motion
  • February - Before anything else, find yourself, be yourself and love yourself
  1. Take care of your body
  2. Meditation and solitude
  3. Food choices and ideas for change
  4. What makes you happy
  • March - All you need is tea and warm socks
  1. Enjoy the simple things
  2. Letting go of thoughts and things
  3. Both hands
  4. Mindfulness (social media and smart phones)
  5. Setting intentions
  • April - Water your roots so your soul can blossom
  1. Water and other things we need to grow
  2. Time to blossom
  3. The 3 R's
  4. Forgiveness
  • May -  The difference between a flower and a weed is judgment
  1. Stop judging yourself and others (why we judge)
  2. The grass isn't always greener
  3. Love is the absence of judgement
  4. Stop judging yourself if you don't want to be judged
  • June - Believe you can and your halfway there
  1. Believe in yourself
  2. Believe in others
  3. What thoughts have distorted our beliefs
  4. Invest in yourself
  • July - Bold stripes, bright stars, brave hearts
  1. Integrity
  2. Taking risks
  3. Abundance
  4. Let your light shine
  • August - We are who we choose to be
  1. Who do you think you are
  • September - Sometimes we can learn and study & know, and sometimes we have to believe, trust and hope
  1. What do you know to be true of you
  2. Books that create thought
  3. What holds you back
  4. Trust yourself
  5. Hope means your always ready to see the good in tomorrow
  • October - We can't become what we want by remaining what we are
  1. Do the work if you want change
  2. New experiences
  3. Healthier is not just what you're eating, but also what you think and say
  • November - Small seeds of gratitude will provide a harvest of hope
  • December - Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of hope

 

 Mission Statement:  I will improve my overall health and wellness, use kindness and inspiration with a vision that creates  a community of giving and in doing so achieve my purpose in this life.   

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