You’ve heard it before, the way you think impacts your body, but do you actually believe it? Studies¹ show that optimistic thoughts can (and do!) impact mental and physical health. So, I’ve got three mantras to help you get back on track when you’re in a negative funk! (1)
Stress plays a huge role in mental and physical health² which is why staying calm in stressful or anxiety-inducing situations is super important! Remembering to connect to your breath during these moments can help you to remain calm and keep your body in a peaceful state. Next time you find yourself getting worked up or entering into a stressful situation, take a moment to collect yourself and take a few deep breathes to re-center. (2)
The mind naturally wanders to the past and worries about the future, but you can actually train your mind to be present in the moment that you’re in! Practicing mindfulness (the act of paying attention to the present moment without judgement) has been proven to decrease stress and promote emotional and physical wellbeing³. Medidation is a great way to work on being present in the moment while also being open and curious to what that moment will bring! (3)
If you’re new to meditation, the Calm App is a great resource to help you get into the swing of meditation.
I get it, life gets crazy and things don’t always go the way we want them to, but reframing things can help us see things in a more positive light. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t allow yourself to feel things like anger or sadness, but instead of living in them, sit in them for a moment and then allow them to change and help you grow. Reframing things in a positive light doesn’t mean ignoring other emotions, it means accepting them, feeling them, and then asking, what can I do with this?
Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life!