Mind and Body Connection
Week 3 of Mental Health Month ❤
Let's talk MIND & BODY. Our mind and body do NOT function separately from each other. They are intertwined and rely on each other for health and strength. The choices we make of what to eat, how we move, how compassionate and patient we are...are all connected.
A few weeks ago I started having some small symptoms that felt a little like allergies. But as time went on (and the stress of my week increased) those small symptoms became a lot bigger. Tension + pressure headaches, inflammation, trouble sleeping. Ugh. I went to see the doctor, but I also knew that some of my trouble had to do with me not dealing properly with stress. Ugh, ugh!
It's all connected. That is why last week's email is pretty vital to not only our mental health, but also our physical health. All this probably feels overwhelming...which then stresses you out...which then causes other physical ailments...OK, pause. Let me show you all the benefits of focusing on 3 (ONLY 3) things in our lives. If all 3 are out of wack in your life, then choose 1, just 1. Work on that compassionately and then move on to the next.
I feel you. Oh, do I ever feel you! It's a lot to take in. And it can be overwhelming. Please, choose one. Please take baby steps and be compassionate with yourself! Do you see ALL THE BENEFITS??? And do you see the RISKS if you don't choose to take care of you mind and body?
Go back to my ATOMIC HABITS email where I talked about goals and how we can break them down and make them actually enjoyable. It's possible. Gosh, I try every day but still feel like "one step forward, two steps back." We'll get there though, if we just keep putting one foot in front of the other.
I got you! ❤