We hear all the time about how we need to take care of our bodies whether it means being told to eat right, exercise, or to get enough sleep. We’ve all heard it, you know, the whole works. What we don’t hear much of is that we need to take care of ourselves as a whole being, one who has more to them then just the body. A human being who also has a mind and soul that need to be cared for, a mind and soul that need to be embraced, exercised and made to feel important.
That means that focusing on our physical health is an important part of a much larger picture. Without a strong mind and a connected soul, we may still find ourselves adrift. Our mind needs to be fed. It needs to be considered in the bigger picture.
Think about it. If you spend all day at a job where you aren’t challenged mentally, you find your thoughts wondering. Day in and day out of this will quickly drain you. Your mind needs to be exercised just like any physical muscle. It begs to be stretched and not forgotten about. It wants to be challenged. Sometimes we forget that we are holistic beings and even though we might be taking care of our physical bodies, if our emotional wellbeing isn’t taken care of our physical bodies will soon become drained and exhausted too.
Your soul is just as important as the mind and body. A well-nourished soul, connected in whatever form you find fitting will make you more satisfied and complete than many other changes you could make.
Mental exertion comes in many forms for different people. And stress in our lives are often unavoidable, but here are some simple ideas to connect more with your mind and soul as well as your body.
Creating a better you doesn’t mean you have to turn your world upside down, it just means making those little changes to recognize all the parts of what makes you, you.
No matter how you do it, embracing all of you is key to happiness. Learning how to feed and nurture, not just your physical body, can change your life and your daily outlook. It can help you to find yourself and embrace you with all your fiery spirit.
This article was guest written by Louise Procter a writer for Christian Brethren Community Services. Living by the beach, on the sunny South Coast of NSW, Louise enjoys sipping a good strong coffee whilst creating articles that provide information and inspiration to readers to help them in their everyday lives.
Kathy Shade is a 50 something year old who is married with 2 children who has spent most of her life being a housewife, mother and working as an Accounts Administrator in the public school system. She enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, movies, travelling, cooking and blogging! Her friends would describe her as being a 'have a chat' with an outgoing personality and zest for life. Kathy also has a great love of shopping and is known for her bargain hunting prowess!