According to an article by Woman's Day, "One of the most important components of healing is recognizing the powerful connection between your mind and body". The article states, "Studies show that stress and negative emotions can cause a physical reaction that can slow your body's ability to heal". Here are a few tips to help you foster self-healing:
1. Listen to your body.
Listening to your body is key to understanding your mind. The body and mind are interconnected, so being aware of how you are feeling and why you are feeling that way is important. Take some times to journal everyday your physical pain and reflect upon how it is making you feel mentally.
2. Don't worry about worrying.
Worrying a bit every and and then is normal. However, constant worries and anxiety isn't healthy and will not lead to a path of self-healing. Instead, aim to give yourself just a few minutes per day to breathe and relax. Try reading a book or meditating to relieve some stress.
3. Create a list of what you can control.
The path of self-healing begins with knowing that you are in control of your life and everything that happens to you. Create a list of goals you wish to achieve and how you will achieve them. By taking action towards achieving your dreams, you are claiming control over you life and leading the life you wish to live.
4. Feed your brain positive messages.
Don't dwell on negativity. Remove negative messages from your life, whether it's the television feeding you ideas of what you should look like or people in your life putting you down. By telling yourself positive affirmations on a daily basis you will soon being to actually believe your mantras.
5. Exercise everyday.
Get up and move! Exercise releases endorphins that makes you feel good and boosts your mood and energy. You'll not only improve your physical health, but mental health as well.
6. Make sleep a priority.
Sleep is important to keep your mind, body, and soul in the right place. Make sure you are getting at least 8-10 hours of sleep a day to keep your positive mood.
If you are interested in learning more ways to foster self-healing, consider signing up for our Women's Healing Circle, led by Tereza Iniguez-Flores. You will gain insight to self-healing, wisdom as you discover tools that invite calm, focus and empowerment.