Balance your mind, body, and spirit

Since the body and mind are inextricably connected, every time we have a thought, we set off a cascade of cellular reactions in our nervous system that influence all the molecules in our body. Our cells are constantly observing our thoughts and being changed by them.
Of course, this is not to say that all illnesses are “caused” by our thoughts. The relationship between the mind and body is complex, and sometimes things happen at a physical level for which we don’t have a plausible explanation. We have to acknowledge that we may have an inherent tendency for health or imbalance, and in some cases, genetic inheritance is the major factor underlying an illness. At the same time, we have amazing potential to heal and transform ourselves through our thoughts, perceptions, and choices. The body is a magnificent network of intelligence, capable of far more than current medical science can explain.

Here is a list of simple things to consider incorporating into your healthy routine to help balance your mind, body, and spirit.

1. Exercise – Find an exercise you enjoy and start doing it regularly.

2. Be grateful – Stop to think about the things you have going for you and appreciate them.

3. Get plenty of sleep – Sleep is regenerative for your body. The more sleep you get the better you will perform the next day.

4. Breathe deeply – Whenever you think about it stop and take a deep breath. Over time this will become a healthy habit.

5. Install a shower filter – Chlorine is a poison. You don’t want to inhale it or absorb it through your skin while showering.

6. Ground yourself – Literally. Plant your bare feet on the earth as often as possible.

7. Eat organic – Chemicals are killing pests on the crops. They are not good for you either.

8. Do more yoga – Great for the body and mind. MindBodyGreen readers know the importance of this.

9. Smile more – It feels great

10. Spend more time with loved ones – In our busy lives we need to make time for the people who matter to us most.

11. Live your passion – Do more of what you love.

12. Meditate – Set some time aside each day to rest your mind.

13. Drink clean water – Get a filtration system for your drinking water. Fluoride is not good for your body.

14. Get outdoors more – Go for a hike and enjoy nature.

15. Eat plenty of greens – Dark leafy greens are rich in vitamins, minerals and chlorophyll. They help alkalize the body.

Slowly start incorporating these ideas into your daily routine and see how they positively impact your overall health.

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