Rest, Recentre & RecalibrateHeidi Hadley
I hope you are all well and rested after the holidays! We have started a new decade and with a new year comes the resolutions! Statistics show that by 15th January the vast majority of people have broken their new year’s resolutions. This isn't to sound negative instead it is to help create support for you. Today’s blog is going to consider how you can re-frame your mindset around resolutions to create a lifestyle
This year Total Somatics will be using
2020 Focus and Insight
I will be sending you lots of extra goodies throughout the next 12 months and I can wait to start revealing them to you! For the moment, you require to create a solid foundation to build a healthy lifestyle. To do this you require focus and insight so you know what you truly need for your health and wellbeing.
Many refer to willpower as the key to keeping to their new year’s resolutions. However, does willpower really work?
Did you stick to your 2019 new year resolution? If you did, that is brilliant and a massive well
According to successconsciousness.com, Willpower is the inner strength that enables you to make decisions and carry them out. It gives you the strength to take action and perform tasks and plans, despite inner resistance, discomfort, laziness or difficulties.
We’ve heard many times that WILLPOWER is like a muscle, the more you use it, the stronger it gets; but you can tire it out. How can you harness it without tiring it out?
Health Psychologist and author of Maximum Willpower: How to master the new science of self-control, Kelly McGonigal has identified how we can harness it. Kelly claims, “Harnessing the three powers of I will, I won’t, and I want” in order to help us achieve our goals.
In order to understand why we have a battle with our will power, let’s consider some basic neuroscience. Our brain is an outstanding piece of architecture and engineering. It is so complex; neuroscientists are discovering new and amazing findings regularly. Our brain is divided into many parts. The primitive part of our brain has the “I want” or instant desire, such as for a chocolate bar! The pre-frontal cortex is the reasoning area of the brain which understands long term consequences to actions and behaviour.
So in order to stick to your goals, you need to focus on putting the higher self or pre-frontal cortex in charge. When you do this you strengthen your resolve, self-control
Focus & insight from the inside out.
To create a firm foundation for your focus this year, I would like to encourage you this week to consider how your current routine is complementing or hindering your fundamental intention. Could you start considering these simple self-care rituals to take care of your health & wellbeing?
When you have finished work and have practiced a Total Somatic movement class on the Online program at www.TotalSomatics.com could you disconnect from digital devices? According to mental health experts, the more you disconnect from screens, the more you will feel energized and fully present with the world around you. You are able to develop a somatic or mindful approach by absorbing everything
Focus on yourself
Create time during the day to have time for YOU. Creating this time allows you to incorporate Mindful Total Somatic Movement into your daily practice. Mindful Total Somatic Movement allows you to develop healthy habits which help to release chronically tight muscles, allows for deeper quality breathing, allows your central nervous system to “rest & digest” plus help reduce feelings of stress and anxiety.
A whole new area of health and research has appeared in recent years known as psychoneuroimmunology. This area of health considers the very strong link between mind, body and emotion. If you are a regular reader of my blogs, you will know Clinical Somatic Educators all around the world have known this for years too. We cannot separate our
As a regular reader, you will know I always like to highlight the purpose of Total Somatics - to educate and empower you so you can take back control of your health and wellbeing.
When you feel you can read yourself from the inside out, have the skills and knowledge to accompany this, then education and empowerment will automatically follow. That is why I like to give you focus and insight, so you can start to make the appropriate shifts and changes to reduce pain, improve posture, increase mobility and develop mindfulness.
Interestingly research has shown three well-known factors within the study of psychoneuroimmunology that has been seen with people suffering with chronic illness.
- LACK OF INFORMATION
- LOSS OF CONTROL
I am here to assist you with your fundamental intentions and provide the relevant skills and knowledge to help you maintain a healthy, somatic lifestyle.
Sleep is paramount
Sleep hygiene is so important for your physical, emotional and mental health. Sleep is vital for repair, restoration and consolidation of information. During different times of the night and early morning, your brain is working really hard to clean and tidy up connections. If you begin skipping hours every night, it will start to alter your brain activity and will affect hormones
The points I have mentioned above are to help you start to assess your lifestyle, current habits
To learn more about The Total Somatics Approach to Health & Wellness Online program, go to www.TotalSomatics.com.
Have a brilliant week!
Heidi Hadley xx