We are all encouraged to eat healthily in order to fight off colds, flu and other infections. The idea behind this is that the body can only use what it receives. If you feed it what is considered unhealthy fuel such as excessive sweets, sugars and fats than the body cant do such a great job. It's a bit like putting two star petrol in an engine that needs four star. It might still move but it wont be as powerful as it could be.
In a similar vein another area we are encouraged in is in physical fitness. Whilst we are not expected to be able to run marathons, it is suggested that we should all undertake some form of exercise for at least 30 minutes a day. That exercise might be jogging, brisk walking or even a session at the local gym, dancing or a game of sport. The idea here is that the muscles need to be exercised to keep them in good shape and getting the heart-beat above a normal standing pace is also healthy. Of course the feel-good hormones, called endorphins that are realized into the bloodstream when exercise helps encourage us to do the exercise regularly and life the mood.
So in describing input to the body, which is the food we ingest and now exercise, most people stop there and believe they are doing all that they need to do to remain fit and healthy. There is however an often neglected and vital part of our well-being that we do not always do enough for and that is the mind. The mind plays such an important role in our lives it is astonishing that it almost becomes an afterthought in the role-call of what is required to live healthily and successfully.
When you consider that our mind can get in the way of what we know we can, or should do in life, it is surely an area that we should all be aware of and most importantly what we can do to maintain its health and our overall harmony and balance.
Enlightened individuals over the centuries have used many mental disciplines to encourage and maintain mental harmony and fitness. Practices such as meditation and yoga are just two of the ways that can bring a real sense of mental calmness and cohesion.
Self hypnosis is another powerful tool or process that is available to anyone who wants to enjoy a sense of tranquility and balance more of the time. In fact in this ever accelerating world in which we are expected to do tasks more quickly and always be efficient in what we do, a practice such as self hypnosis can bring a wonderful sense of taking things in your stride and a real sense of control.
The wonderful aspect about self hypnosis is that once learnt it can become a tool for life. Part of your armoury for learning how to cope with life's ups and downs. In fact it can seem to make life a lot easier as often when you are in a state of peace and tranquility new ideas and different solutions can come as mental insights to knotty problems.
The even better news is that self hypnosis is simple to learn and to incorporate into any busy schedule. Self hypnosis can be practiced for 5 minutes or longer a day and just gets better and better.
If you feel overwhelmed by your life and expectations, it is worth considering doing something to change that. Self hypnosis could just be the solution you seek.