5 Facts About Energy (and how it relates to mental health)

It is surprising how much energy can play a role in our mental health. Here are 5 interesting facts about it:

  1. A body in motion stays in motion. Newton’s Law of Physics applies to us as well; when we have a plan for our day and begin to work through our list, we generate and sustain energy. This allows us to feel accomplished and productive.
  2. According to the law of conservation, energy can not be created or destroyed – it can only be transformed. This helps us to see the importance of putting out into the universe what we wish to receive. This can include positive affirmations, thoughtful intentions for ourselves and our loved ones, moments of peaceful reflection.
  3. Everything around us is energy. All the more reason to get outside and soak up the peaceful energy of the trees, the sun, the rain, the silent drifting of the clouds, the calm stillness of the water, the gentle breeze of the wind.
  4. Our physical energy directly affects our mental energy. 3 ways that we sustain physical energy is through proper nutrition, enough exercise to keep ourselves healthy, a good night’s rest.
  5. Energy is renewable. This applies to our energy system as well; we renew our energy throughout the day by giving ourselves permission to rest and consciously feeding our comfort system.

We can use these facts about energy to purposefully design our day to include the use of our energy field to best support our emotional health. Sounds like a good plan to me 🙂

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5 Facts About Connection

We have all heard that connection is an essential component to our well-being. Here are five facts about connection that can help to understand and solidify its importance:

  • Human connection leads to a longer life span. When we are socially connected, we tend to be less lonely and isolated. This can add years to our life.
  • Connection leads to greater fulfillment. When we feel joy and meaning in our experiences, it increases the feel good hormone of dopamine.
  • Lower levels of anxiety and depression. People who tend to have meaningful relationships in their life report having greater capacity to face challenges in their life.
  • Higher self-esteem. We are a relationship species, so it stands to reason that when we have loving connections in our lives, we also feel better about ourselves.
  • It strengthens our immune system. Connection allows us greater capacity to deal with stress, allowing our immune system to better fight off illness and disease

Now that the pandemic is allowing us to socialize more, we can recognize the importance of connection and create opportunities to spend time with others. This can only do us good. 🙂

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5 Facts About Boredom

Sometimes it is nice to simply learn five fun facts about something. Today’s topic? Boredom:

  1. Boredom is described as the state of being weary and restless through lack of interest. Feeling bored is a common feeling and at times, is unavoidable.
  2. Boredom is the psychological feeling of missing something. We often mistake feeling bored for feeling empty; this can lead us to looking for something to ‘fill ourselves.’
  3. Boredom is also linked to control. If we feel we don’t have control over something (waiting rooms are a good example), we can end up feeling restless, bored, frustrated.
  4. Boredom can be related to depression. If we purposefully avoid restorative activities or we blame ourselves for feeling bored, we may need to get clarity as to what is really going on.
  5. We can work with boredom. Understanding ourselves and why we may feel bored is the first step. Curiosity and creativity both help to temper it. Being prepared for the times you have to wait will also help pass the time; there is nothing like a great playlist or capitvating book to keep your attention.

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