Does Your Mind And Body Match?
Today we continue to share ideas on the mind/body connection. The topic today is - Does the outside match the inside or more to the point - Does your powerful body match your positive loving thoughts?
Think about this idea from this viewpoint for a minute. When standing in front of the mirror, do your outsides match your insides? Is your outward appearance of a strong powerful body a true reflection of how you see yourself in your mind’s eye? Positive and loving thoughts?
If you poll most people, they will tell you they desire to look and feel great. They want to have well-rounded lives with opportunities to express themselves freely - including how they dress, how their homes look, and how they engage with others. They want whatever ideals are in their minds… and yet, not everyone is experiencing the very things they say they want.
Why? There is a disconnection between the mind and body.
The disconnection between the outward reflection of inward thoughts can be obvious or subtle. Some obvious signs are:
• Being overweight
• Being underweight
• Being out of shape
• Lack of personal style
These obvious reflections indicate there is a mind and body disconnect between what you want and what you are experiencing in the mirror. Some disconnections between the mind and body can be much more subtle. Some subtle signs are:
• Biting nails
• Thinning hair
• Nervous or repetitive movements
• Depression, avoidance, anxiety
These signs of disconnect may not be as obvious but they are just as indicative of a mind and body disconnect.
Taking an assessment of your outward appearance and matching it up to your inward expectations can help spark change. You can’t change what you won’t acknowledge. This has been one of the practices I have been working on in 2020. Getting a healthy mind, body and spirit. There have been challenges however I feel this is worth the journey.
If you notice that your outsides are not matching the inside goals, dreams, hopes, and preferences, it’s time to take a look at closing the gap. Getting to the root of why there is a disconnect and what can be done about it.
Here are some ideas to help you start to see the harmony between your outside appearance and your inside thoughts.
Start a journal to explore your thoughts- Journaling can help you evaluate what is going on in your mind and reflected outward in your body. I have found this to be a powerful practice in my life. Using the written word to connect my mind and body has been so important. In some cases, my writing has surprised me. That is what I truly enjoy about writing. Letting the mind and body come together through the written word is uplifting and empowering for me because I didn’t know some of those inner thoughts existed. The idea I would share is to be open to writing without correcting the thoughts you are not comfortable with. This is where the power is. Keep going and see what comes up in that session.
Get moving- Being physically active is one of the best remedies for clearing the mind and reconnecting the mind and body. Getting your heart rate up releases chemicals in the brain that helps fight depression and help facilitate a healthy mind and body. This is one of our favourite things. Getting out walking outdoors as many days as we can have been a practice that we enjoy. In fact, it has been one of the most important things we have done in the last four or five years for our health, our mind, our body and our life. If you don’t believe me give it a try and see for yourself.
Your insides may not match your outsides. That’s ok! The mind and the body are designed to work together. If your outsides don’t match with your internal vision for your body, your surroundings, and your overall life experience, you can take action, connect the dots, and see a truer representation of your inward and outward life. It really is worth the commitment and practice to stick with it.
Let us know how we can help you. Be sure to get in touch with us if we can answer any questions or help you.
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