Healthy, Stress Busting Attitudes And Exercises


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power of emotion

What we think affects how we feel.

Your thoughts generate emotions; emotions generate moods, and your feelings alter how your body functions. The butterflies-in-the-stomach, when you have to give a speech are an indication of bodily functions. We may learn to tune them out, but emotional experiences are not something to be ignored. Dr. Bruce Lipton, cellular biologist, and author of The Power of Belief has proven that what we believe is capable of altering our cells and our health. Long before it was accepted by the medical community, Lipton discovered it was the environment, not the DNA that altered cells.

Dr. Bruce Lipton was cloning stem cells in 1967 when he discovered he could use the same stem cells to make blood, as to make muscle, as to make bone – just by changing the environment the stem cells were subjected to. Our emotions are a product of our beliefs, and controlling our emotions has an impact on our health.

Learn to Compartmentalize Issues

Allow yourself to deal with your worries, and to feel your emotions. When worries cannot be solved immediately, it is equally important to be able to shut them off at times.Take time out – a few days away from home can help shift a person’s perspective and give the mind the necessary time to reprocess.

Exercise an Attitude of Gratitude

No matter how difficult things are, there is always someone who has it worse than you do. In the overall scheme of things, most of us are living in abundance. People who live past 100 often have expressed attitude of gratitude throughout their lives. Our attitude and beliefs have more to do with our longevity than do our genes.

Manage Interpersonal Conflict

Allowing others the opportunity to be heard can go a long way in altering a relationship. Realize that most conflict comes from perception and recognize that the need to be right all the time has a high cost when it comes to our stress levels.
Many times people are not looking for you to fix a problem, or for apologies, as much are they are asking to be heard.

Know When to Accept Things

When we stack expectations on ourselves or others, we create a negative mental environment. “Should and shouldn’t” need to be replaced with appropriate words; “need” or “want” are often more accurate and can help shift expectations to something easier to live with. Some situations are beyond our control and the willingness to accept can relieve a lot of emotional turmoil.

Pay Attention to Mind-Body Connection

Your bodily functions are altered by negative emotions and stimuli. If you constantly expose your body to toxic chemicals eventually your body will pay the price. Your immune response may be compromised,or you can experience digestive
disorders. Spend time listening to what your body is saying and become more connected to the senses associated with different emotions as you experience them. Take a moment and see where your body feels it.

Let it Go

Stop wishing for things that are beyond your control and start working on the things that are within your control. Many people surrender most of their happiness to fighting battles that cannot be won. Accept responsibility for your emotions. Hanging on to issues can mess up hormones, neurotransmitters and peptide balances in your body and over time this can lead to negative health consequences. It is okay to mourn what was, but then accept what is, say goodbye and let go.

Forgive for Your Own Sake

Forgiving gets rid of pent up anger, sadness, fear, disappointment, bitterness,resentment and other negative emotions Healthy, Stress Busting Attitudes And Exercises that will make you sick if you hold onto them. While it may seem like a badge of honour, it is really more like venom inside which harms you and has little effect on the person whom you are failing to forgive.

Exercise your Courage and Tenacity

It is easy to get caught up in procrastination or negative behaviours, where courage and tenacity would lead us to what we really want. Long-term gain requires tenacity and courage and these are traits that are like muscles – they must be exercised to increase their effectiveness.Getting clear about our priorities and sticking to a plan will help us break
unhealthy habits.

Develop Mental Wellness Habits

Learn techniques that generate a state of emotional well-being. Meditation, yoga, and spiritual practices can benefit a person’s mental and emotional state. Meditation helps reduce stress and increase energy. Meditation grounds a person in the moment and removes the interference of external expectations. Many meditation techniques focus on breathing. Awareness of breathing allows one to connect with their true self. Focus
on breathing is something you can do anywhere at any time.

Take Time for Fun

Life balance is important to mental wellness. Most of us recognize how easy it is to become fixated on things that are less important, while neglecting the things we believe to be most important – such as family, relationships, time with nature and time to have fun.Whatever it is you need to do to have fun, do it often. Life is not going to wait. Missed opportunities lead to living a life full of regret. Fun, relaxation and truly laughing
with our whole body and soul, are the keys to true life balance.

Look at your own Involvement in Life Events

It is our ego that creates the stress we experience in our lives. It isn’t that we are to blame – but it is us, that determines how we respond to situations or where and how we choose to live our lives. Good and bad, exist only in our minds. We often blame things outside ourselves. When we understand our role in our stress we can change our life.

This video gives some good concrete strategies for reducing stress:

Manage your Fears

Ask yourself if your fear is out of proportion to the gravity of the situation. If the answer is yes, take control of this emotion before it takes control of you. If fear is ongoing, and justifiable, find a way to remove yourself from the situation. If your fear is related to a problem that seems to be getting out of hand – for instance, your expenses outweigh your financial means, take the time to find solutions.

Most fears are irrational. The well known acronym F = false E= evidence A= appearing R=real is quite accurate.

Removing the unknowns enables us to feel less fear; tackling problems before they escalate reduces anxiety. This brief video give a 5 step strategy for overcoming fears.

Reprogramming our Subconscious Mind

We acquire most of our personality and behaviours before age six. According to Dr. Bruce Lipton, programming begins in the third trimester of pregnancy. Most of our behaviors come from our subconscious mind. We are not even aware of them. If we have traits that are a result of early programming is it even possible to change?

The conscious mind only controls about 15% of our activities. Ideally we should be focussed on work, while at work; however, often we are doing our job in a daze. While we work, our conscious mind may be busy thinking about paying bills or our next holiday. As a result, our subconscious mind takes over, enabling us to continue working, based on memories of how to do our job – which are stored in the subconscious.

When we drive a car and are in a conversation with a passenger, we may pass the corner where we needed to turn. Again,our subconscious mind is driving the car while our conscious mind is engaged in our conversation. This is why you may not remember passing the amusement park where you needed to turn. There are a number of ways we can reprogram our behaviors.

• Channel new patterns while the mind is in Theta wave pattern. Our brains are in Theta wave pattern immediately
before going to sleep and again immediately after waking.
• Use hypnosis, EFT* or EMDR**. These access the subconscious mind.
• Intentional habit formation. The subconscious acts out our habits. Habits are formed when we repeat the same behavior over and over
again. This is how we learn to walk, drive a car, type, and do many of our daily activities that take very little
thought.

Reprogramming Modalities and Programs

Different therapies work for different people.

Some of these therapies are more expensive than others. These therapies need to be performed by a trained professional. Often therapies of this nature have supporters, as well as people do not believe they work. Always do your own research and check credentials.
• PSYCH-K: A set of principles and processes designed to change subconscious beliefs.
• Core Health is a non-cultural, nonreligious expansion of our inborn core of health — what is right in us!
• BodyTalk Systems is a form of therapy that allows the body’s energy systems to be re-synchronized.
• *Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Based on impressive new discoveries regarding the body’s subtle energies.
• Holographic Repatterning: Quantum Change through identifying and clearing the patterns of energy underlying any issue, problem or pain.
• Inner Resonance Technologies (IRT) has 7 steps that facilitate making certain inner agreements allowing you to rebalance your own autonomic system.
• The Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) is a powerful intervention that can assess and alleviate the internal stressors that create barriers to health and success.
• The Journey is now recognized internationally as one of the most powerful ways of accessing the body’s own healing wisdom at thedeepest level of ‘source’ or the soul.
• **Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Psychotherapy used to recall a traumatic event and reprocess the event.
Additional resources listed at:
www.brucelipton.com/resources

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