pathways to self care


The mind is the seat of one’s thoughts, emotions, perceptions, memory, behaviors, and automatic functions. Recent research points out that just not confined to brain, which usually acknowledged as mind. There an innate integration between functioning body Last week’s focus was on self-care practices for body. For a quick refresher, click here. The body-mind connection leads us this area focus, Mental Self-Care. involves health mind.

So what is a healthy mind? What self-care practices helps one to improve the health of one’s mind? One way of knowing the health of our mind is to be aware of how our mind manifests thoughts, feelings, behavior.

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• Healthy Thoughts leads to Healthy Mind

Given our innate capacity to think, we have different ways of perceiving experiences by the way think. When a friend doesn’t answer your phone call, you can either think that is ignoring or busy. We choice positively negatively about given situation. For healthy thought process, it important consider relevant available facts any circumstances before making conclusions. It necessary pay attention thoughts ourselves. Negative self-talk limits one’s ability believe in self. In case are habituated self criticism, journal down thought, and see how impacts mental health. If don’t feel good enough, find new replace critical thought. Being aware self-carepractice for mind.

• Healthy Feelings leads Mind

Feelings conscious express emotions. You could happy when answers call ignored on purpose, sad. natural us comfortable expressing few feelings but stuck around others. So one cope up with difficult feelings? One be feeling connect what triggered feeling. Naming helps appropriately act mindfully. Expressing gratitude, discovering common emotional triggers, talking trusted therapist self-care practices process mind.

• Behaviors '>When we encounter difficulties that stop us from achieving what we want, one of the underlying causes could be self-sabotaging behaviors. Common behaviors are procrastination, lack of motivation towards personal goals, lack of self-care practices, blaming others, overcompensating, being constantly stressed, and much more. The roots of such self-sabotaging behaviors are unconscious thought patterns that hold one back. The first step to being aware of this pattern is to take note of how helpful or unhelpful these behaviors are and make specific plans for change. If you notice that you are constantly stressed, it is useful to take a mindful break and do some breathing exercises until you feel calm. All the self-care practices discussed as part of this blog series could also be behavioral changes one can make to develop a healthy mind

About the Author

Jennifer Moses is a Career Guidance Coach at HerSecond Innings and Counseling Psychologist based out of Bangalore. HSI community members can reach her by making appointment Coaching.

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