If you've been here a while, you know that I love diving into topics that revolve around mindset, wellness + movement.
Some might say it's too drawn out, but I love bringing up various connections with the body that you might have never brought awareness to before!
Ultimately, everything I teach in my entire business involves those three points. The true magic comes when the three points come together!
Here are six ways to improve your mind-body connection so you can improve your overall wellness, health + lifestyle.
When talking about beliefs, you have to differentiate your thoughts between your conscious brain and your subconscious brain. Only about 5% of who we are is conscious, meaning we’re aware of it. The rest of it is in our subconscious.
At first glance, you might think that you don’t have any beliefs standing in the way of your goals. I want to challenge that way of thinking because if it feels like something is fighting against you then something inside you probably is.
In order to overcome this, I recommend that you take some quiet time with yourself, whether that’s meditation, a walk, enjoying a cup of tea, and ponder what is/are the beliefs that might be preventing you from aligning with the healthy habits that you want to create for yourself.
By sitting in a silent space you are able to connect with your body and notice feelings, emotions and beliefs that come up from your subconscious brain that will lead you to create new pathways in your brain which will ultimately help you establish healthier habits for yourself.
“What you think is what you experience, and when it comes to your health that’s made possible by the amazing pharmacopeia that you have within your body that automatically and exquisitely aligns with your thoughts.”
- Dr. Joe Dispenza
Setting your intentions for your day can transform the outcome of it.
If you feel like you have no control over your days and you get overwhelmed, setting intention will help drive purpose for your actions + thoughts based on what you’re doing and what you need to get done.
By doing this, you will begin to align your thoughts with what you want to accomplish.
Visualization might be my favorite because your brain can not tell the difference between what is real and what isn’t. This is why I love teaching this piece in my programs because it's so powerful for your body + mind.
So, if you want something to change, visualize it changing!
Visualize what you want out of your health, body and life already happening because your brain doesn’t know if it happened or not.
When you start to worry about something (past, present or future), catch yourself, acknowledge it and then replace it by visualizing the outcome that you want.
By approaching worry this way, new pathways in your brain will be created that much quicker.
Worrying doesn’t move you forward. It holds you back.
This is a piece that I have included in Core Studio to help enhance the mind-body connection throughout one's day. Every week they fill out a sheet describing what their intention for the week is and what action do they have to take.
But taking action doesn’t have to be a physical thing. Simply by doing the action of visualization, bringing awareness to your thoughts or being present is you taking action!
It's not an act of doing more, but more of the idea of reframing your habits to improve your mind-body connection to allow you to better listen to your body.
This is something that I have personally been working on because I am a very project-oriented person. I create and move on to the next without taking the time to look back at what I just created.
When you are able to pause and give yourself credit for those small wins along the way, you can improve your emotional connection with yourself. By getting in this habit you will consciously be motivating yourself to keep going.
It can be the simplest win of not taking your phone out at the dinner table or acknowledging that you brought more awareness to your thoughts. This can be way more transformative in helping to improve your mind-body connection than setting these high standards for yourself.
This is the most important one because a habit is created out of repetition. In the beginning, this can be challenging because of the old pathways of our brain wanting to hold us back. What I want you to do is acknowledge this happening and keep taking those little steps forward.
Don’t stop moving forward.
Now, before you go off and start creating healthier habits for yourself, I don’t want you to be overwhelmed by this list.
I encourage you to just pick one thing today that you are going to start working on and begin going through your days with the idea that you can change anything and I mean anything you want.
By implementing the steps on this list you will start to improve that mind-body connection to help get you to where you want to go.
If you're ready to talk more about healthy habit creating and dive into these six points a little deeper, then be sure to tune into >>THIS EPISODE<< of my Core Connections Podcast.
The material contained within is provided for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. You should seek prompt medical care for any specific health issues and consult your physician before beginning a new regiment or purchasing any product(s).
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