Eating well, exercising and looking after your mind.
So lets talk about the mind…
The main principle that I use with my clients is to be simple and straight to the point.
The same applies to your mind and how it can affect your life.
As you are aware, stress can impact on your hormones, skin and mind.
The same applies to the reverse : your mind can impact on your stress levels.
The idea here is to keep everything to a minimum , from food processing, to stress in exercise, to stress caused by wrong eating and excess food and also other excesses.
I would like to explore this point more ….the point of over-consumption and how we are trained to buy, buy and accumulate things and to think : “When I get that I will be happy. “
The other day I did a big clean-up at my place and I removed bags and bags of what? Things..and things that my family and I didn’t need and they ended up at a donation place.
It was a waste of the planet’s resources, a waste of my time and a waste of people’s money.
I agree with the opinion expressed by the painter and genius Leonardo da Vinci : “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”.
The same principle is used in Zen Buddhism on simplicity and the importance of the natural world.
Look around your work environment, your wardrobe, your house. They are the pure reflection and translation of your state of mind.
Clutter means lack of respect for yourself and for the planet.
I highly recommend you to declutter the physical and mental aspects of your life. Give all your unnecessary things to a charity. Meditate everyday, listen to your thoughts, watch them like clouds in the sky.
Simplify your life to the point that only the necessary remains.
It is liberating and I can assure you that you will be happier.
I am not recommending you to sell your house and give away your car. The point here is to pass forward things that you haven’t used lately, maybe in the last 6 months or last year. Maybe you own too much furniture, too many things around you.
Check with yourself if you need 50 pairs of shoes and 20 pairs of jeans.
Do you still need that old collection from your childhood?
Get in the habit of cleaning your house twice a week. Make the environment around you simple, clean and attractive to the eye.
Surround yourself with plants around your house. They are healing in ways that you can not begin to imagine.
As I said before your house and its state is a reflection of your mind …so…. If you alter the state of your house you can alter the state of your mind.
And that I can assure you.
So…exercise, keep your diet simple, surround yourself with only the essential.
Shine like the sun!