Meditate Every Day
Meditation has been misused and overly mystified in popular media for quite some time now, but the fact remains that this state of awareness when your body is resting and your mind is awake helps them both to heal themselves and let the old patterns and habits go immensely. In an article published by the American Heart Association it was confirmed that meditation is very effective mean for reducing stress and blood pressure thus lowering the chance of heart diseases, while one of the studies conducted by the Massachusetts General Hospital proved that as little as 8 weeks of meditation helped people not only to feel calmer, but also produced positive changes in areas of brain associated with empathy, self-awareness and memory. All of these benefits are necessary means for achieving mind/body balance.
Exercise Every Day
Sitting behind the desk for 8-12 hours is not what our bodies are meant for. Long time ago, we were hunters, able to run long distances and withstand all the hardships of living in wilderness. So, in order to calm our restless souls and answer these ancient urges we have to exercise every day. In a recent conversation with personal trainer from Dubai we found out that working out on daily basis has very strong effects on the regular biomarkers of aging, such as muscle mass, aerobic capacity, bone density and strength. Not only that, Harvard University professor John Ratey, MD,claims that physical activity sparks changes that increase brain’s ability to adapt and learn, lifts depression and reverses effects of stress.
Eat a Healthy Diet
Now that we made sure that our healthy mind resides in healthy body, it is time to examine another old saying and that is – You are what you eat. To keep balance between our mind and body in place, food we are eating also has to be balanced, nourishing and consumed with awareness. One of the best ways to achieve that is to try to include all the six basic tastes into your meals. The bitter, astringent and pungent will increase your metabolism, which is always a good thing, so giving them a little advantage can do you no harm. Also, without adequate daily input of phytonutrients, antioxidants, magnesium, amino acids and other important nutrients our entire nervous system, vital organs and hormone production are compromised. Eating at least 80% of organic, raw plant food will provide both your body and spirit with all the fuel they need.
Replace the Bad Feelings for the Good Ones
It’s simple as that. Ask yourself why you are holding onto some old grudges and is that even worth it? Negative emotions are the cancer that’s torturing your soul and to make things even worse, they take their toll on your health and immune system as well, claim Martin Seligman, PhD, one of the reputable experts in the field of positive psychology. So, try to identify what’s eating you inside and do your best to find closure, even if this means that you will have to seek the professional help. Onlywhen you let the band feelings go, you will see the how heavy the burden you were carrying was. As much as the negative emotions can cause the damage, the positive ones can help you flourish. Use the clean slate you achieved to cultivate loving relationships and form the network of friends that will always be there to help you in coping with problems. One more thing. Enjoy belly-laugh at least once a day, it will do you wonders.
If you manage to use these tips to your advantage it won’t take too much time for you to notice the difference. And once you are there, everything is possible because inner balance is the most important prerequisite for keeping every other aspect of your life under control. We wish you a good luck.