Mindfulness is a powerful trait to many of us, influencing how we perceive ourselves. Many individuals can be their own worst enemy when it comes to self-criticism, and our inner feelings can influence how we experience ourselves and how we think others see us.
Revelling in this exploration can become tiring, and this can sometimes show in our appearance. Focusing the mind is an ancient method used to deal with stress, and this can rest your mind, causing healthy relaxation.
Mindfulness is where an individual enters a state of mind completely focused on the present moment. What are the benefits of this method?
Better Sleeping Pattern
It’s a known fact that your body needs rest, both physically and mentally, and a good sleep of seven to eight hours every night can help your body recharge, which shows in your appearance. When your body is in a state of sleep, your brain stops maintaining consciousness, which relaxes your skeletal muscles.
As we age, the pineal gland produces less melatonin, resulting in some people experiencing difficulty sleeping. Mindfulness is a great and effective way to activate the pineal gland, helping you to gain a restful sleep.
Contributes to Preventing Disease
If you find that you are erratically or shallow breathing, it means parts of your body are not receiving the correct amounts of oxygenated blood. After a long period of time, this can stress your organs which can lead to disease. By being mindful and focusing on the moment, you can bring attention to your breathing, preventing issues from occurring.
Reduce Your Stress with Your Diet
Your diet can play a vital role in your appearance, and simple changes can lead to a peaceful outlook. There are certain foods which are known for reducing stress, and introducing these into your diet can create effective changes:
- Pistachio nuts help to reduce blood pressure and heart rate
- Oatmeal increases the level of serotonin – a calming hormone in the brain
- Spinach is rich in Vitamin C and magnesium – helps reduce stress and boosts energy
- Kiwis reduces stress hormones within the blood
- Sweet potato helps control blood sugar levels – reducing stress
- Turkey is high in the L-tryptophan amino acid which releases scrotonin
- Walnuts help lower cholesterol and blood pressure
- Omega 3 fatty acids are found in oily fish such as salmon, and are known to decrease anxiety.
A Huge Influence
Mindfulness can influence us at a much deeper level than we may think, allowing individuals to believe in themselves as well. Being mindful can restore your belief and love for yourself, which can be holding some individuals back.
It also contributes to developing your self-control. Some people find they are more irritable than calm, and this can lead to further stress. One of the reasons for this can be due to lack of emotional discipline; mindfulness can train your body to become calm in harder situations, and can have a huge influence on your body’s reaction.
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