Battling with chronic pain? Fed up of people telling you to think more positively when all you can think about is a miracle cure for those daily aches and niggles?
These kinds of comments may be annoying, but there could be some truth in taking such advice on board!
According to our Newcastle Under Lyme chiropractor who has treated patients suffering with a variety of chronic pain, pain is a very subjective experience. Expectations, stress, social support and underlying beliefs can all have an influence on the degree of pain one feels. And of course, it’s long been recognised that optimism and positive thinking can influence an individual’s experience of pain.
The mind and the body are very closely linked and how good we feel on the inside can often influence how well we feel on the outside.
We all know that a happy mind makes a happy body, but what exactly can you do to supercharge your mental well being? Here are 7 healthy habits from our Newcastle under Lyme chiropractor that will help to get you happy and healthy this autumn:
1: Daily Physical Activity: Make a commitment to doing some form of exercise for at least 20 minutes most days of the week.
2: Intellectual Curiosity: Spend some time in focused thought, exploring new ideas and learning something new every day.
3: Foster Creativity: Think outside of the box; challenge your mind to connect unrelated ideas in new and useful ways.
4: Human Unity: Create and maintain close-knit human relationships and a social support network.
5: Spiritual Connectedness: Look for a source of inspiration that is bigger than you.
6: Energy Balance: Focus on balancing your intake and outtake of calories and reduce your carbon footprint.
7: Choose Simplicity: Embrace the freedom and contentment that comes with wanting and needing less.
The body and mind are very closely connected. Don’t underestimate the power they have on one another.