You don't need to be a genius to understand that your mindset affects your health. Just observe your own physiology when you're watching an action or horror movie. Your heart rate increases, stress hormones are released into the blood stream and your muscles become tense. Your body is ready for launch, you may even catch yourself twisting and spasming in your seat. In reality your just looking at a screen in the safety of your own home, but your body believes that there is real danger present. The way we are viewing life has affected our physiology. Our beliefs have changed our physical state.
This is happening countless times throughout your day. When you miss the bus, get confronted by your boss, have financial concerns, have a triple espresso, have a disagreement with a work mate. These experiences also affect our physiology in a similar way. Your body truly believes that the experience is in some way dangerous or a threat to your survival. On a subconscious level, you are actually scared of missing out, losing your value & dying.
On a subconscious level, you are actually scared of missing out, losing your value & dying.
Sounds crazy right? Well yes, maybe it is. Next time you find yourself in a stressful situation consider the big picture for a moment. Become centred and consider if this experience actually is life threatening. Consider what you're learning from the situation and how it's helping you to grow. Consider what a miracle it is to even be alive and having this experience. Notice how your body begins to relax, your breathing deepens and your heart rate slows. Notice the sense of gratitude that slowly replaces your anxiety. Now you are seeing things clearly.