December 16, 2022. 4 minute Read
Buddhism mainly focuses on your desired state of happiness.
We focus on well-being because that is what leads us to happiness. It brings us to a state where you can learn to be happy in every circumstance.
We are what we think. All that we are arises from our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.”
In the wise words of Gautam Buddha himself, “We are what we think. All that we are arises from our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.”
Change the way we think to change the way we feel. A large part of Well-being is associated with your thoughts and their effect. Buddha’s words are so apt that modern psychology used this method in stress management as Cognitive Behavior Therapy or CBT.
While we may not be able to take up all the steps that Buddha suggests to attain happiness, we can focus on one of the eightfold paths, i.e., the proper thought.
Well-being is a holistic concept that encompasses mental and physical health and social and environmental factors. It’s not just about being fit and healthy; it’s more than that.
Research has shown that people with high well-being standards are more likely to be physically active in their daily lives than those with low levels of well-being. And it’s not surprising enough when you consider how much our bodies rely on our minds for proper functioning.
The part of the brain responsible for attention function is called the prefrontal cortex—and this region is significant when it comes to regulating moods.
When we feel good about ourselves and our lives overall, we have increased energy levels which can help us eat healthier food choices or exercise more often than if we felt stressed out all day long! Mental health issues such as anxiety or depression interfere with normal bodily functions like digestion by causing stress hormones such as cortisol to build up in your system, which directly leads to poor eating habits due to a lack of appetite control hormones released into the bloodstream.
Relationships are essential for our overall well-being. Our relationships with friends, family, and colleagues are part of our well-being.
The first step is to accept that every relationship will have ups and downs. You can’t control others or their emotions but can work on yourself so that when things get tough, you have the strength to deal with them effectively instead of letting them impact your mood.
The second step is to work on your relationships and give them your valuable time to blossom into stronger bonds. These strong bonds are vital in improving your mental well-being.
If you follow a regular fitness regime, you can have an appetite for reading our beautiful ideas about elevating your well-being.
Have you ever noticed that if you don’t often open and close the windows, they start getting stuck and become harder to move? The human body is also similar.
Our body has various joints which we can only balance through regular exercise. The human body has over 650 muscles, and sitting at home can put ten muscles at work. That is assuming that you are at least munching chips and watching TV.
While physical exercise is a vital aspect of well-being, it is just one aspect. It would be best if you also focused on your mental health and relationships. You can’t be physically fit if you are mentally or emotionally unwell, or vice versa.
It would help if you also looked at how much time you spend face-to-face with other people (e.g., talking at work) rather than online/in front of a screen (e.g., watching TV).
Your physical and mental health are interdependent.
Most of the famed causes of heart attacks are stress. Your physical health will decide what you can do to improve your mental health. Your mental health will determine how much more you can provide to improve your physical health.
So, maintain your physical and mental health because the mind and body are connected.
A healthy mind and body have much to do with what you eat and how you live.”
The next time someone asks you why they should go for a run or eat more fruit and vegetables, don’t just tell them about the benefits of exercise or nutrition; ask them how these things affect their health and happiness!
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