Most people think that to keep your immune system functioning normally you only use the old-fashioned way:
Diet and Exercise
But maybe there is a new way too…
“If you truly want to change your life you must first change your mind.”
Some new and promising studies are being done, paving the way for using mindfulness-based techniques to boost the immune system, enhancing our defense against infection and disease.
Mindfulness and self care must be apart of your life, It not only helps your immune system but there are countless ways to apply mindfulness in your everyday life and improve many things like:
- Constantly feeling anxious and worried
- Decreases stress
- Feeling irritable, agitated and easily annoyed.
- Argumentative and defensive with friends and family
- Restless sleeping
- Low levels of energy, often waking up feeling tired
- Restless and frenetic mind
- Often self-critical and/or critical of others
- Feeling flat and uninspired
- Having difficulty concentrating
- Skin rashes and conditions
- Clenching your jaw muscles and grinding your teeth at night
- Headaches and migraines
If these are some of the symptoms you have, they can lead to illness eventually and so,
we must boost our health & mood with mindfulness as well as healthfulness.
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So, let’s begin to cover a few more of the 108 ways to mindfulness that will improve your immune system…
In your journal, do one prompt each day and if you missed my earlier posts on mindfulness, you can see them at the bottom in the slides.
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Finish this sentence…
One of the most calming things I can do For myself is when I am stressed is….
List everything that has made you smile in the last 24 hours- everything…
Goal digger: Write down three goals.
One for this week:
One this month:
One this year:
Then ask yourself … What will they bring me?
Find a quiet spot to sit.
Now, Reach out you’re arms and wrap them around yourself- giving yourself a hug.
Pull your fingers as far as you can across your back and feel the stretch.
Take three deep breaths in this position. Then release and write down the first thing that comes to your mind.
Sometimes it is hard to say things to people.
Write them down instead – What words or thoughts do you need to get off your chest?
Write them here…Then read them out loud.
How do you feel about vocalizing these thoughts?
In one sentence, what lesson could someone learn from your lifetime experience?
Think of a time in your life that you were “Awed, overwhelmed, or you’re understanding of the world changed.”
Write about it…
You know those days when all you want to do is soak in a hot bath with bath salts? This meditation is for those days… A body scan meditation
You will systematically scan each body part and relax as you go.
Get in a comfortable flat position, with arms on your belly and legs bend and back supported.
( You may want to set a timer for 5- 15 min.)
Gently bring you’re attention to you’re toes and soften them completely, one at a time. Them bring you’re awareness to you’re feet, ankles, calves…right up to you’re neck and head- down you’re arms and into each finger. Relaxing each part of the body as you tune into it. Breath 5 breaths for each part- Enjoy