Mind, Body, Spirit - The Sleep Connection
We are sharing ideas on sleep for this month however a few months ago we wrote about the mind, body and spirit connection – here is our monthly recap of all our ideas for you to check out - https://wendybottrell.weebly.com/blog/november-monthly-recap-the-mind-and-body-connection
Sleep is so important for our wellbeing and today we will talk about the mind, body and spirit connection when we when think about sleeping well. Our topic today is Your Mind, Body, Spirit - They’re All Connected For Your Best Life.
“The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep.” — E. Joseph Cossman, Entrepreneur and Author
Whether we realize it or not feeling tired is generally considered a physical thing. A weary body is natural for someone who works hard physically or is not well. Most people don’t know that the mind and the spirit are intricately connected to the body and influence its health and vitality. Interesting enough, sometimes an illness or injury in the body is actually a manifestation of the mind or weariness of the spirit.
You are a spirit who has a mind and lives in a body. This is a simple and precise way of looking at the three-fold connection. Having a healthy mind and spirit can ensure the health of the body. Likewise, having an unhealthy body can impact the health of the mind and spirit. They are all intertwined. Let’s take a look.
Worry begins in the mind and expresses itself in the body – Have you noticed that worries are cerebral, but they act out in aches, pains, and worse. Worrying over something begins in the mind and eventually manifests in issues like:
• Skin irritations
• Stomach and digestive troubles
• Anxiety - rapid heart rate, breathing issues
• Muscle aches
• And more
As the mind works overtime, the body begins to express the pain, fear, and worry outward in multiple ways.
A grieved spirit can cause mental health issues - Not all mental health symptoms come from organic mental illness. Some mental health issues like situational depression, anxiety, and some personality disorders can come from traumatic experiences, loss, or a sense of disconnection. Being weary in your spirit can lead to issues in the mind that impede normal functioning. You can read more on this topic here from the Sleep Foundation blog post-Mental Health and Sleep - https://www.sleepfoundation.org/mental-health
A chronic disease or illness can impact the mind and the spirit- Sometimes the body doesn’t function well. An illness, disease, injury, or defect can create pain or challenges that affect our mental health. Being chronically ill or living with the effects of a disease or defect can elevate mental health issues like depression or anxiety.
You are a spirit who has a mind and lives in a body. The three are connected and impact one another. Being weary in any one area can wear you out. Acknowledging your need for rest as a preventative tool and a restorative tool matters.
Being willing to rest your mind, body, or spirit will help maximize your day-to-day life and give you the energy to meet your commitments.
Get in tune with your mind, body, spirit connection for your best life so you can identify where you are tired and take the necessary steps to rejuvenate.
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