Living Healthy – Feeding Your Mind

Our minds are where the “magic” begins for #optimal health.  The Apeiron Center focuses much on the mind and on retraining our thoughts to positively affect our overall health.

Familydoctor.org tells us that:

People who have good emotional health are aware of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. They have learned healthy ways to cope with the stress and problems that are a normal part of life. They feel good about themselves and have healthy relationships.

We need to keep our thoughts centered on positive things, things that are true, things that will feed our minds in ways that will alleviate the negativity and stress of everyday life.

So, how do we do this?  What can we do to feed our minds in a healthy way?  Dr. Daniel Stickler shares his thoughts about how to change our thoughts in order to change our health.  He reminds us that we get to CHOOSE the input that we put into our minds!

Practically, we can also do things such as eating the right food, keep our minds active through mental activity such as challenging reading and puzzles, even physical exercise.

Skillsyouneed.com shares a great list with us for considering our “Mind Diet”.

It is worth taking a few moments to consider your ‘mind diet’ every now and then.

Ask yourself:

  • How good is my mind diet? Is it what I would describe as a ‘balanced diet’, of different types of ideas and subjects? Or do I tend to focus more on one type of input?
  • In particular, what is the balance between ‘junk’ and ‘healthy’ mind-food?
  • What effect is this having on me as a person? You might need to ask friends and family to give you an honest assessment if you are concerned about this.
  • What can and should I do to improve the balance?

If you’re looking for additional insight and help with your own “mind diet”, consider becoming a Dr. Life patient and having your own consultation!  Contact his office today!

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