Taking steps to get in shape can generate massive positivity.
Getting in shape can also take a number of different forms. Health is not simply measured as physical, but also mental, spiritual and emotional. Giving attention to any one of these can improve our quality of life and be massively positive, while working on more than one or all of them can be hugely empowering.
Everyone is familiar with processes for getting into shape physically. Diet and exercise, skin care, and other activities to maintain and improve ourselves are where the majority of the focus tends to go when we strive to get in shape. We eat better, we exercise more, we work on taking better care of these physical vessels where we will exist for our whole time on earth.
Getting into shape mentally can take several different forms. Reading books and listening to lectures or taking other steps to improve our knowledge base, playing games to sharpen our minds, getting enough rest…anything that provides the mind stimulus or flexibility gets us into mentally better health. Mental health also involves dealing with matters such as anxiety and depression, and working on keeping ourselves together in the best manners possible.
Getting into spiritual shape is easy to neglect. Everyone has different types and degrees of faith, whether we are talking about a belief in God, or the Universe, or even in yourself. This is not about religion, that’s a wholly separate idea. Spiritual health is believing that we can do great things, that we can find and create the impossible, and that we recognize and care for our inner light, the energy that is our core being, our souls. This is the least tangible aspect we possess in ourselves, but one that should not be neglected.
Emotional health is separate from mental health, in that our feelings and state of mind can differ. Granted, when we feel low, when we are down or sad or depressed we will have a harder time creating the things we most desire. Yet we are completely able to take ahold of and change our emotional state at will. Exercising this particular ability really helps us to get into the best possible shape emotionally we can.
There are two particular activities that can help us get into better physical, mental, emotional and spiritual shape. The first is simply breathing. Pausing to breathe intentionally from time to time heightens our awareness, draws more oxygen into our bloodstream, can clear the mind and help get ahold of our emotions, and raises the spirit. The second is meditation. Taking the time to be still and enter into the place of no mind provides even more stimulus and shaping up than intentional breathing.
Working on getting into better shape is always a matter of positivity, no matter what aspect you are working on to that end.
Finding positivity is not hard, but it does require action. Knowing that we can work on getting into better shape mentally, spiritually, and emotionally as well as physically, we gain an amazing tool for building positivity. When we work on improving our state of being within any of these realms, we empower ourselves. When we feel empowered, we often spread that feeling to others around us, and as such can build more positive feelings in the collective consciousness. We can use the positive feelings this generates to dissolve negative feelings. When we take away negative feelings, we open up space to let in positive feelings, and that is something we can be grateful for. Gratitude leads to happiness. Happiness is the ultimate positive attitude. Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.
This is the one hundred seventy-third entry of my Positivity series. It is my hope these weekly messages might help spread positive energies for everyone. Feel free to share, re-blog and spread the positivity.
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