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Our minds are largely responsible for how our body feels. If you find yourself feeling emotional, mentally, and physically drained, then perhaps it’s time to take some steps to change your life. Harnessing control over your thoughts and emotions can lead to many health benefits. It takes proactivity and sometimes thinking outside the box to find the right solution for you.
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Many do not realize how their inner chatterbox, cycling negative thoughts, stress, and anxiety impact their bodies. Headaches, fatigue, or stomach problems can often be blamed on other causes or seen as the problem instead of a symptom. Unchecked stress, anxiety, and negativity can also cause some or all of the following:
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Sleep issues
Trying New Ways
While the symptoms of stress, anxiety, and negative thinking are tedious and exhausting, you are not left without a remedy. One size does not fit all, but there are many options for you to try to take control of your situation. Upwork offers a variety of wellness services to tackle the symptoms and the root of the issue. You can get consultations, coaching, meditation guides, fitness instructors, and nutrition help all in one spot.
Sometimes, change requires thinking out of the box and trying something new. Hypnosis can help to reframe your thinking, change automatic responses you naturally have had to exterior situations, and reveal the causes of your mental anguish. A good hypnotherapist will help discover your goals, your obstacles and take a detailed assessment of why you need hypnotherapy. Then, they will teach you how hypnosis works and help you reprogram your mind to be a useful tool that benefits your daily life.
We sometimes get stuck in a mental routine, and when that routine is negative, it can feel like there’s no escape. Treat your brain to something foreign. Break the pattern by introducing a new skill. Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to create new pathways or networks, which ultimately can change behaviors and thoughts. Old pathways that are not useful to you or that harm you can be replaced by introducing your brain to a new skill.
The more you engage in a new skill and attempt to master the skill, the more your brain will strengthen in that area, form new pathways, and override your brain’s networks that cause negative thinking, stress, or anxiety. Here are some skills to master that can help you reform and reshape your future:
- Engaging in play, puzzles, or games
- Joining group activities or clubs
When your mind is stuck in a negative cycle, and your body feels awful, the last thing you want to do is get up and move. Take time to acknowledge the resistance you feel toward exercise, and then audibly coach yourself to take the first steps.
This method to overcoming your mind will require initial willpower. But once you get into it, your body will naturally create endorphins, your mind will feel better, and you will likely discover that your physical symptoms have lessened or subsided altogether. Start with easy, low-impact exercises, like a walk or hike. Over time, your body will not only enjoy fitness but will also crave its positive benefits.
The mind is complex and can get stuck into repetitive negative patterns. Those mental patterns can result in severe physical consequences. If you’re tired of your subconscious controlling your days, all it takes is one decision to make a change. Reach out to someone who can guide you through the areas you need assistance with and who can keep you accountable. Take control by trying something different, and actively change your thoughts and feelings by tapping into your brain patterns, body needs and rewiring how you think.
Article by: Amy Collett