Sometimes, we can actually feel a change happen within our body when we are surrounded by negative people. When this happens, our emotions are sending signals to our brain, prompting a variety of emotions, including frustration, fear, anger and sadness. Can you imagine how this negative thinking would impact the body if it happened regularly?
Consciousness is the real secret to avoid such damage within. It’s a straightforward equation: If I change my perception, my mind changes my beliefs about life, changing the signals that are sent to my body. Being conscious toward how we feel in any given moment, mind and body, is the first initial step to manage any negative thoughts and fears.
Thoughts are happening within body and mind all the time. Yet many people who are sick haven’t noticed how their thoughts and emotions are related.
Children don’t spend time dwelling on injury or illness, how it happened and what might go wrong in association with it later on. For example, when a child is injured, parents attend to the wound, doing whatever is necessary and sending the child back out to play.
As a result, no matter how deep the injury, most of the time it will just heal by itself while the child lives as if nothing is out of the ordinary.
Research increasingly shows that we have more control over our health and bodies than previously thought, not only by making lifestyle changes, but realizing and pursuing the power of positive thinking.
That is why as adults, we need to believe in the power of the mind-body connection. But it’s not always easy. Here are five ways to help yourself not only feel better, but promote healing both inside and out:
- take control of your thoughts, focusing on gratitude and forgiveness, two of the most powerful states of mind;
- be conscious of how negative thoughts feel in your body;
- release any suppressed emotions you might have through an active and healthy lifestyle;
- increase the amount of positive emotions you have by thinking of happy moments and positive thoughts; and
- deepen your spiritual connection and come up with a strong reason for living.
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Sarah Al Bakeri
Sarah Al Bakeri, an Emirati mother of three, has always been fascinated by culture, both her own and that of others. While her professional career began in information technology, she has since moved on to public administration. But as Sarah has herself realized, in order to live a truly authentic life, following your passions is key. In search of her true calling, Sarah began to explore literary texts concerning the art of cross-cultural communication and psychology. Today, she is an active public speaker on Emirati culture and provides commentary on UAE culture and society to various media outlets, as well as serving as a volunteer motivator, influencer and speaker for a variety of firms. Last but not least, Sarah has an ever-growing passion for self-development and awareness and wants to share her passion with others. That is why she trained to become a co-active coach through the The Coaches Training Institute. She is now pursuing qualification as an associate certified life coach. Over the years, in her mission to help bridge societal gaps, Sarah has also held cultural awareness sessions at her children’s school and has introduced awareness initiatives into her work leading a team of HR professionals, as part of a new employee on-boarding program.