Thursday, July 04, 2013

This is it - how to feel good

Every now and again I like to come up with a pith feel good approach, and today is one of those days. So here it is - after a lot of personal research, lived experience and seeing what works for other people. If you want to feel good:

  • Eat a nutritious diet - cut out the crap
  • Relax and exercise your body regularly - look after it
It may not sound ground breaking and that's because it isn't. It works but it takes a long time to work, and therein lies the problem. We want a quick fix because that is what we are used to but there is no quick fix. It's also tremendously hard to change the habits of a life time and this means that trying to do these things to feel good feels like a challenge - this makes us feel bad.

A quick word about the mind. You might think that I have ignored the mind in this summary, but this is not so. The body and mind are inextricably linked in an amazingly, symbiotic relationship. Everything your body does involves your mind - you can't move without using your mind. Conversely, the mind is heavily influenced by the state of the body - you can't think without tensing a muscle somewhere. This means that you get a calm, balanced mind if you have a calm, balanced body.

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