You could be eating the healthiest food in the world, but if you are constantly in the fear state (fight or flight, sympathetic) your body physically cannot be healthy because your immune and hormonal systems get shut down.
We all get triggered, all of the time- but now, we need to become AWARE of it! It is only when we are aware that we are triggered that we have the power to change our automatic reaction- and switch our body states on demand.
We know our health is determined based on our ability to stay in a positive chemical state- no matter what is going on around us.
We are either operating out of fear(worry, anger, lack, criticism) or faith (love, hope, optimism)
and it is not OUR CIRCUMSTANCES that effect our bodies but rather OUR THOUGHTS about what we are experiencing is what determines what state we are in.
That is incredible! We could be facing the most stressful situation in the world, but if our THOUGHTS remain focused on surrender, learning, and gratitude- the body remains in a healing state!
You can shift your state, anytime you want.
The two things that shift you body states are:
- Generating positive emotions
Both of these we can do anytime, anywhere. The more we do, the healthier we will be!
How: Take a two minute vacation.
- Close your eyes and place your hands on your heart. Breathe in and out deeper than you normally do, with your stomach expanding in and out.
- Think of a person, time, place, pet, or memory that brings you joy- continue to breathe and think of that memory, and really feel the joy within your body.
- Think of 3 things you are truly grateful for.
That’s it! This 2 minute mini vacation just shifted your brain chemistry and entire body state.
Feeling positive emotions is one of the most healing things to the human body!
Practice this as many times a day as you need.