Let go of negativity.

Let go of negativity.

At the beginning of the year, we are so fixated our bodies and recovering from the excesses of Christmas and New Year, we don’t give a thought to the health of our mind. Right now we should all be feeling the effects of this detox and our new, healthy habits. But what about your mind?

It’s all in the mind. They say before even action comes an emotion and before every emotion comes a thought. So master your thoughts and you master your emotions and actions. The body has a natural rhythm which is broken down into cycles.

Our hypnotherapist and chiropractor, Jean Luc, understands and works with these rhythms. For example, the liver cycle is most active from 3pm to 3am, so when a patient says they always wake up at 3 in the morning Jean Luc knows it’s to do with the liver. This is usually a depletion in glucose and glycogen levels which the liver needs to repair and replenish. If these run low you will end up with too much adrenalin and cortisol. This will then wake you up. Try eating a good quality carbohydrate or vegetable rich soup before bed. This will help balance your glucose levels.

So it is important to understand the deeper rhythms of your body and it is particularly important to understand your mind, as a healthy mind is every bit as important as a healthy body.

While looking after your mental health is something that you should be doing throughout the year, spring is a great time for a Mind Detox. Spirits are naturally lifted when the sun is out and the mornings and evenings are lighter. Here are our tips to get you into a positive mind frame, so you’ll be well on your way to bringing some sunshine into the winter!

  • Notice negativity. Don’t just let those negative thoughts slide as if you have no control over them. You alone have full control over what you think. Notice your negativity and challenge it. For every bad thought, counteract with three good ones. For example, if you find yourself looking in the mirror and thinking you’re fat, stay in front of the mirror until you can name at least three things you genuinely like about your appearance. This way you can train yourself to have more positive than negative thoughts.
  • Look on the bright side. Rather than dwell on bad things, look on the bright side – what have you learnt from this bad experience, what will you do in future if in a similar situation. This way you claim back your power from the negative experience.
  • Practice gratitude. This is similar to looking on the bright side. Start your day by thinking up three things to be thankful for. This can be hard when you first start, especially if you have to be up very early! But try being grateful for things you wouldn’t normally think to be grateful for – like the fact that you’re getting up early because you have a job. End the day by thinking of three things you were thankful for during the day. Soon you’ll find yourself not stopping at three!
  • Pass it on. Share your positivity. Tell people that you care about how grateful you are for them. Soon you’ll be seen as a beacon of positivity – and that will have a great effect on how you see yourself!

Jean Luc is available on Wednesdays and Fridays. If you would like to book with him, give us a call or drop us an email. Alternatively, you can book online.