As stated in the last post, the end of the year is a time when we naturally reflect on the state of our life with an intention to improve it in some way. Last time, I focused on the physical level of health, so today I will focus on the mental level of your health. When I talk about the mental level, this is evaluating the way you think about things.
I am talking firstly about mental attitudes- do you dwell on the positive or do you too often default to the negative side of things? Could you stand to improve in terms of your attitudes? What could stand to improve with regards to your attitudes? Could you dwell on joy and look where you might spot joy and witness it more in your daily life? Look to nature to witness little acts of joy. It is winter right now and although there are less hours of daylight with more cooler temperatures (that would be a negative way to look at this time of year), can you spot a chickadee in your daily walk? That is certainly a cheerful little bird. Birds are almost always happy even when it is cold out, they still sing a beautiful song. Can you observe people and look for their joy? See how their joy emerges in the moment? Children are often more prone to spontaneity and ‘play’ in the moment. Can you make a point of looking for these moments of joy? It is setting the intention of seeing joy in your daily life and then witnessing it; acknowledging it.
Acknowledging what you feel grateful for is another way of changing your mental attitude. The more you can feel gratitude and the more frequently you can acknowledge what you are grateful for, the better you will begin to feel in terms of your attitude. It is changing the stream of your thoughts to more naturally gravitate to the positive. Can you start and end your day thinking of five things you are grateful for? Taking these conscious moments to acknowledge good things in your life will allow you to attract more good things into your life moving forward.
Looking at your belief systems is so important to reflect on your mental state of health. Belief systems are your attitudes about life and they can change to fit a more evolved and conscious you. Because I am in the health care field, you might want to evaluate your belief systems about health. Do you believe that you can be in optimal health and are empowered enough to achieve optimal health. Take an inventory of the beliefs you have about your life and ask yourself if they are consciously serving you. Look at beliefs about relationships, work, family, religion or spirituality, fitness, self care, your future. Taking an inventory of your beliefs is a major part of evaluating your mental level of healing. Decide what you can shift and change to better support your health moving forward.
Until next time, may your mental level of healing flourish…