Hello and Welcome! This is a a series of articles. I: Change your attitude, II: Heal your soul, III: Balance Your Life
I: Change your attitude. Release fear, anger, revenge, narcissism, and competition as your guiding principles.
The common statement of integrated living and being is Mind, Body and Spirit… this places mind in the leadership position, however to balance your life and experience your true peace and strength Mind needs to follow spirit and breath as leader.
Shift your attitudes and habits to reveal your truth,
Move MIND from leader to facilitator; shift your point of focus to release anger, reduce stress.
Address anger and frustration early to extinguish them from your daily routine. Paradigm shift, Forgive, Be compassionate, Be Mindful
Understand Anger’s role –>> The Alarm aspect of your sensory guidance system: Follow these steps Alert, Respond, Clear. In this way you can step out of acting from an historical survivor scenario or habit reaction patterning. Psychology defines a habit as a repetitive pattern of reaction, it can feel automatic and without conscious thought. To step out of habitual patterned responses you need to engage mindfulness, conscious awareness, paradigm recognition and shifting and observation leading to mindful responses in the present moment.
Befriend your Anger. Discover what messages it is giving you, which boundary has been crossed and then see if you can reset your internal alarm system and let it go but releasing it and taking the required action.
Focus on the Attitude of Gratitude.
Eight ways to reduce stress and release anger include:
- Inverting misbeliefs and focusing on what you want rather than what you fear.
- Breathing through until you can reset yourself and be mindful.
- Using mindful communication, focus on connection rather than right/wrong; clarify paradigms.
- Practicing yoga.
- Journaling to investigate underlying issues or to dump worries.
- Using a time-in or stop, look and listen method, to reorient yourself and understand the precursor event(s).
- Thought stopping,
- and EFT…tapping specific points to reduce emotional reactions, panic, and anxiety.
Prolonged stress (and unresolved anger) leads to wear-and-tear on the body (allostatic load) Mediated through the Sympathetic Nervous System; Allostatic load leads to ->> Impaired immunity, Accelerated atherosclerosis, Metabolic syndrome (hypertension, high cholesterol, type-2 diabetes, central obesity), Bone demineralization (osteoporosis), –>>>and Chronic stress can sensitize the brain for the later development of depression (McEwen BS. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2004;1032:1-7).
Mindfulness practice increases: Neural plasticity and Immune modulation, is Anti-inflammatory and Enhancing immune function. It allows for a positive Behavior/ lifestyle change and results in Improvements in sleep, Rumination reduction, and General wellbeing (Ivanovski B, Malhi G. Acta Neuropsychiatrica 2007;19:76-91).
Some of this information is from an earlier InstinctiveHealthMedicine blog entitled focusing on mindful living leads to spirit, mind, body health, July 24, 2013.
See how you can institute these shifts today, and read the following articles. i: Change your Attitude, II: Heal your soul, III:Balance your life. Enjoy, enlighten, and inspire your self, and your life in every aspect of it, Namaste., () in love and light, bg
Gineris, Beth. Turning NO to ON: The Art of Parenting with Mindfulness, 2011; Turning ME to WE: The Art of Partnering with Mindfulness, 2013. www.bethgineris.com