2019 February Newsletter | It’s The Month Of Love. Self love.

  • February 1, 2019

It’s the month of love. Self love.


How many times have you heard people say that in order to be healthy, you have to take care of your body?


We at Mobility Plus have heard this quite often and certainly impart this knowledge to our patients as much as we can.


But, what does it mean to “take care” of your body? Exercising daily? Having fruits and vegetables at every meal? In this month’s newsletter we share some ways that you can stay in “tune” with your body and practice self love. 


1. Mindful Meditation


Meditation has been used for thousands of years by many different cultures to quiet the mind and to enjoy the present.


Nowadays, it’s so easy to get caught up in everyday life and to forget to just take a step back and breathe. 


Meditation can increase awareness of self, improve how you handle stressful and anxiety-inducing situations, lengthen your attention span and ability to focus, the list goes on and on!


The idea of meditating can be daunting at first, especially if you’ve never done it before.


I mean, thinking about nothing is a lot harder than you think! 


We have millions of thoughts pass through our heads in any given day and your brain deserves a rest.


I recommend you try this app called Headspace if you’d like to start meditating.


I have been testing it out for the past few days and I really enjoy it.


You can download it on your phone and it will give you 10 free guided meditation sessions as short as three minutes each.


Get back in touch with yourself this year!


2. Become aware of your inner voice.

 

You will never speak to anyone more than you speak to yourself in your head.


Be kind to yourself!


Notice what you tell yourself most often.


What do you say when you do something amazing, what do you say when you fail? 


Here are a few situations in which you can practice awareness of your inner voice:


  • When you wake up and look in the mirror
  • When you act on your anger
  • When you make a mistake at work
  • When you eat some unhealthy food
  • When you skip a workout
  • When you feel lazy
  • When you rest

Are you still loving and caring towards yourself in all of these moments?


If not, you can change that!


The next time you find your inner voice is speaking negatively, pause, and say, “cancel, cancel”.


It’s a little trick that sends a message to your subconscious mind to release and ignore what you just thought.


After cancelling, say a new thing to yourself - this time something more supportive & loving. And just keep doing it.


Overtime, you’ll believe it. 


3. Build a precious community

 

As much as we’d like to think we can, we can’t do everything ourselves.


Often, we need the support and love from people around us to stay motivated and on track.


Since the power of positive energy is so contagious, building a network of people that can reciprocate as much support and love as you give is so valuable to building self-love and positive self-esteem. 


4. Make a "what's working for me" list.


How many times have you heard the line that in order to love someone you must first learn to love yourself?


The struggle here is that some of us just don’t know how to do that.


In order to really love yourself you have to be able to recognize all the love you have around you.


One good practice is to take a moment each day to go within yourself and write down what’s really working - creating your “what’s working for me” list.


Once you see it all on paper and accept all that you have in your life that’s positive, it will make it that much easier to love yourself.


5. You are what you eat.


To wrap up this month’s newsletter, we’re going to talk about something you can change that is tangible.


You see that heading above?


Yes, this saying is true!


Your energy level and how you feel is directly related to the fuel you put in your body.


Personally, I have a hard time getting all those veggies you’re supposed to eat in my day to day.


One way I have been able to combat this is by making smoothies!


They’re cheap, they’re easy and most importantly, they’re healthy.


All you need is a blender!

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