There are a few fundamental principles I impart regularly to my patients, and so since I have come to see all of my readers as a regular part of my clinic family, I would like to similarly impart these principles to you.
You've probably heard expressions like "60 is the new 40." The truth is actually that anyone can roll the clock back. All you need is a motivational mindset. Then you, too, can start counting the calendar backwards at each birthday.
Teenagers in particular may be at risk of chronic partial sleep deprivation due to changes that occur in sleep as they go through puberty. Teenagers need to sleep about nine hours, and as they get older, they tend to sleep less.
It does take effort to smile, to be engaged in your world, in your surroundings, but once you smile, the rewards are endless. Consider the first smile of your day your first and most important workout. Your heart and your mind will be the better for it.
We all know that thinking about happy memories can make you happy, while thinking about sad events from the past can make you sad. An interesting paper in Psychological Science by William Hart examined this question of mental closeness using language.
Everyone knows that exercise can improve your health. Exercise is a key part of managing your weight and maintaining healthy hearts, lungs, and other bodily systems. But did you know that exercise can make you more productive?
Unless you are aware of how you feel, you can't choose something different. And choose something different you must. When your feelings aren't supporting where you want to go, you must be willing to put them aside and move forward.
We cannot change other people, they will do what they want and act how they want. The only thing we can change is our reaction to them. Ignore their negativity, reply to them with a smile and show them that they have no power over you.
If you're feeling overwhelmed, give yourself some mental comfort food. By giving yourself a break and a bit of comfort, you'll make yourself feel better, and you'll also equip yourself to deal more effectively with tough situations.
You have a brain convinced that it's living in a state of siege and there's not a damn thing we can do about it. But nothing could be farther from the truth. Today the average citizen is more empowered to change the world than ever before.
Right now, it is too easy to slip into complaints about the government, the economy, and the prospects for world peace. When you find yourself in yet another discussion about the ills of the world, look for a positive spin.