Welcome back, Now that you have developed self love and have started to accept yourself as discussed in week 6 Its time to move forward.
Self-acceptance alludes to a far more global affirmation of self. When we’re self-accepting, you’re able to embrace all facets of yourselves—not just the positive, more “esteem-able” parts. As such, self-acceptance is unconditional, free of any qualification. You can recognize your weaknesses or limitations, but this awareness in no way interferes with your ability to fully accept ourselves. Moving ahead with self acceptance this week we shall talk about your MIND.
Our mind is like a monkey which loves to wonder and copy the world outside, Now its time to put a check on this monkey and gain mastery over this jumping animal. Your world within reflects in your world outside making it imperative to take care of your body, mind and soul inside. Stop treating yourself like a garbage bin, instead focus your attention on quality foods. This week say no to junks and emotional cravings and replace them with conscious food choices and portion controls. Don’t you feel lethargic after a heavy meal and energetic after a light one?
Next is to accept your emotions and feelings. Please say yes to your emotions and stop disguising and faking life. Its OK to NOT be OK should be your attitude towards life. Accept-Embrace -Pass On – Repeat is the right approach towards handling emotional dilemmas.
Sleep is the most underrated constitute to mental health. I am sure you too take sleep loosely without understanding its importance. Sleeping not only energizes the body but also reboots the brain. Targets, work pressure , tension and byproducts of inadequate sleep.
As I said earlier the mind is a monkey and hence needs company. Unless you meet others you will never know yourself. Surprised? Yes, believe me you shall be amazed. Try it !
I am sure you know that working out releases out endorphins into your blood stream.
When you exercise, your body releases chemicals called endorphins. These endorphins interact with the receptors in your brain that reduce your perception of pain.
Exercise improves mental health by reducing anxiety, depression, and negative mood and by improving self-esteem and cognitive function. Exercise has also been found to alleviate symptoms such as low self-esteem and social withdrawal.
Endorphins also trigger a positive feeling in the body. Still need a reason?
Soak yourself in sweat and observe how it feels. Believe me your mind will thank you forever.
Happy week 7, See you next week where we shall explore some more ways on building self acceptance.
Happiness and sunshine
P.S: Check for previous weeks on the blog.