Why is it that self approval and acceptance produce positive change for leaders?
Self approval and acceptance produce positive change for everyone who wants to make a difference and to leave a legacy. It first starts with knowing and understanding self. To nourish and feed the body, mind and soul creates balance, fulfilment and possibilities.
What the Research tells us?
Science can now show that the link between our beliefs, emotions and memories influence our mental and physical health. Research is showing that emotions and thought patterns can attribute to imbalances in the body. Their are connections between what is going on in your head, heart and body. When their are imbalances it leads to dis-ease within the body.
Scientists now know that when emotions are suppressed, health is influenced and links to chronic disease. So it makes sense when we understand that the mind – body connection happens simultaneously on a physical and chemical level.
How we think!
A belief, attitude or an emotion will evoke a specific chemical in the body, which may affect systems in the body and this is how the body and mind communicate. These chemical messengers are known as neurotransmitters or hormones.
For example, people suffering form an anxiety episode will automatically release an increase of stress hormones in the body, which may in turn deplete the immune system. This weakens or creates an imbalance and a dis-ease in that organ. It becomes less efficient and may impact other organs as a result.
Similarly, the way we think and feel can contribute to the state of dis-ease in our body. Holding onto painful emotions can lead to anxiety and depression. This creates imbalance in the body and upsets the natural healing ability of the body.
Author Louise Hay stated “we are each 100% responsible for all our experiences… every thought we think is creating our future…. when we really love ourselves, everything in our life works”. Louise said ” Love is the answer to healing of any sort”.
Combine the science with the practicalities and it seems that as humans we can chose to create a successful life by having a healthy body and mind. Neglecting part of the equation causes the body and mind to become misaligned and dis-ease sets in. This impacts the way we think, act and function.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), stress has been classified as the health epidemic of the 21st century. This is an indication that society is not as balanced as it could be to bring about positive change to the degree required.
Whats the Point?
So the point is, it starts with you, understanding yourself! If you nurture your, body, mind and spirit, you will function from a place of balance, clarity and abundance. Effortlessly with ease and flow. Having more energy and less dis-ease, creates more efficiencies.
To be the modern servant leader who leads with heart and mind. A mind, body and spirit connection is required that is integrated and balanced.
Inner work must be at the forefront of your vision. When you take care of yourself the rest of your plans just fall into place. Building a strong foundation is critical to gain the best results for you, your team, family and friends.
Do you need to make changes? Some questions to ask yourself:-
- Where are you at in your life at this moment in time?
- How healthy are you – what is your health status?
- Are your finances healthy?
- How healthy are your relationships with friend, family, colleagues, wife, husband etc
A new Decade
As we arrive into 2020, this new decade! This year starts with a focus around your core values – health / wealth / finances / Career /Life. Time to operate from a more enlightened perspective. A time to dream your dream, believe in it and trust!
What is it that you need to change to start 2020 in the most positive expression yet? What do you need to do to integrate your body – mind connection to improve your health both mentally, emotionally and physically?
Ask yourself “do you want positive change in your life”? If you do then it starts with a shift in mindset as self approval and self acceptance produce positive change! Time to be present and reap the rewards..
It’s the small steps that you take now that will make a huge difference to all aspects of your life.