The 4 tenets of a healthy mind
Staying healthy in the 21st century is a real challenge because we do not appreciate the importance of the power our Mind over our health and life in general.
Combine this with healthy nutrition and an active lifestyle one has the three components of our life.
The latter two are readily spoken about but the power of the mind is a totally neglected commodity which in reality governs every aspect of our life. Our health, our relationships and even our financial success can be attributed to the levels of positivity or negativity that ensue within our brains. Mastery of the way we think and feel is the key to a happy, healthy and successful life.
As mentioned above eating healthily, getting regular exercise combined with adequate sleep, being mindful and learning relaxation will allow health to dominate in one’s life.
After 40 years’ experience of helping people recover their mental & physical health and diminish their aches & pains I have this question to ask:
How does one know when one’s body is at its optimal healthy functioning?
That’s easy! You feel energetic, healthy and your mind is focused on happiness.
So how do you promote that happy state of mind?
In my view there are 4 factors which I call the 4 Tenants of a Healthy Mind that if adhered to will promote love, optimism and a sense of wellbeing.
- Assume 100% responsibility for your life. That means saying to yourself “I’m in charge” and thus believing that you are the Commander of your ship. Power and control are the number 1 factors that affect the way we feel. The less power and control we perceive we have the more vulnerable, frightened and anxious we will feel. It then follows that we go on to believe we are the victims to our life and not the creators of it.
- Know that your capability is greater than any adversity life may throw at you. Learn to say to yourself “I can cope with everything”.
- Never ever underestimate yourself . This is probably the most important tenant as every anxious thought we have has its origins in not appreciating ourselves and our ability. Learn to develop the inner strength and confidence to big yourself up. Action: clench your fist and say “I have great faith in myself”.
- Wherever you are, whoever you’re with and whatever you’re doing always let it be an opportunity for you To Shine and be the best you can possibly be. Whenever that opportunity arises make sure you are ready.
Take these 4 tenets with you wherever you go. Make them your 4 daily mind gym activities and you will find your life filling up with Joy, Riches & Success. We can all do with some of that!