So much time is spent focusing on whether or not what we put into our bodies is good for us, that we often lose sight of our most important asset; the body, itself. A machine that runs on positivity like a car runs on gas, the connection between mind and body is so powerful, that should the mind start the slip, the body will usually follow. Why is this, though? How can we approach our own way of thinking to better live holistically?
Exhaustion is a very real thing, especially in the workplace. We operate on such high-frequency emotions during our workday (fear, anxiety, stress) and feed those emotions with caffeine, that it’s like dumping gasoline on a grease fire. We’ve been trained for years that this is what to expect, but that isn’t true. Some deeply rooted urge drives us onward, telling us that counting down to your weekend through gallons of coffee and sleepless nights is somehow good for us. That we’ll be made less without it.
This is, of course, a fallacy. We spend so much time with these high-intensity emotions that we forget about the benefits of positive high-intensity emotions. These counter-feelings serve to unravel our own little balls of stress, supplying us with the vent we so desperately need. And that brings us back to the original problem. Too many of us are moving through life, and not living it.
Holistic thinking may sound simple to some, but for those of us living and working in the fast lane, forcing yourself to stop and take a breath can feel impossible. How can this much good come from taking a moment to breath? Just how much good can come from reminding yourself that you’re worth more than your job? Changing this toxic way of thinking will change you quicker than any product you can find on the market.
When the day is over and the sun retires over the horizon, all we want is to be happy with ourselves and our surroundings. For some, this is an insurmountable struggle against what they feel should make them happy, and what does. Living submerged in such virulent emotions is like burning a candle at both ends. When it’s all is said and done, you’re just left with a sputtering wick.