Which one of you reading this believes that money comes first as without it, you can't really do anything? While the statement is true, it's not entirely true. Here's why, if you had all the money in the world and you can't move your body, then what can you do with the money?
While most of us think money is the driver for everything in our lives, it's not the most important, rather it's secondary. Primary thing to take care of is our wellbeing, a sense of fulfilment, feeling joyous, self acceptance/ self love and free of disease is number one on our list. We spend so much time, emotional attachments, money, efforts to save money to invest in so many things in our time line but rarely people actually think of "when sickness and disease happens to me" what can i do to recover from it fast enough? not many of us take the time to invest in our health or wellbeing, just look at the buffet restaurant and look at the gym or running parks during lunch time or long weekends. If your body and mind can function at its best, wouldn't your work be showing that as well, your sales are increasing, customers leave happier, relationships are made rather than a customer, post sales support for products are not a chore to talk to previous customers, you come up with a great intervention for the health sector, you start inventing things, well you get the idea. Our brain, just like anything in life, deteriorates with time. Which brings us back to the point of doing one activity a day to keep the doctor away.
It's never too late to start this practice than to never start at all
Start your day by introducing yourself to a new route to walk to and start choosing one or make your day interesting by doing them all:
If you cycle, choose a safe but different path. If you take a cab, choose a different path or go halfway and then walk or take a train to work, just something new and not on your routes that us familiar to you.
To do the above is that 85-90% of our lives are simulated by our subconscious mind, in a case where one would say wow it's been three years already?? Or, what? that was a week ago, I thought it was just a few days ago!? Or what did I eat for lunch? think about how you walked up the stairs today to work or what did you see before work, was the road filled with more cars or taxis or bikes, was there anything new with your colleagues at work or boss today? Most of us won't realise much details as you were doing it on a un-conscious level and allowing your day to day activities be driven by the subconscious mind, of walking eating breathing and sensory feelings on the skin. All these feelings of being shocked at realising, later on, is due to the fact that you are at your subconscious mind's mercy. You have done everything in a cycle so your brain doesn't have any demands for parts of your brain to wake up from a dormant state of sleep to store in a new memory slot in your brain. Walking to new places or doing something new, you would always remember as you can re-visit the emotions that you had within yourself and what you were thinking at the moment and so on. When you do something new and different, you wake the brain up to figure out from motor skills to mental focus, balance, thoughts, the emotional state of mind and so many other things happens on a cellular level to our self! When you see something new, your brain will talk to your eyes to make any familiarity of the new object from past experiences, and when you walk on new grounds or unfamiliar places, your brain will wake up the sensory(proprioceptors) system to ensure that you don't fall or injure the body and when you taste something new your brain will heighten it's sensory system in your tongue and mouth to make a guess what this is, and this is where you either like it or you regret ordering that new food. You see our brains don't actually know if the object's an apple, or car or a 10kg weight or anything else in this instance, it's what we choose to tell our mind the meanings behind this object and its purpose that now your brain makes its own connection into a positive or negative memory. In doing something different or new, you encase a new heightened sense of awareness. This will definitely lead to increased physical activity, increased in motor control, increased cognitive, increased wellbeing, increased focus, increased creativity and decrease in stress levels.
Do something different each day and let your brain and body thank you for picking this up and applying it. Let us know what you're doing different each day, we'd love to hear from you!
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