Improving your body and redefining your health is the same as giving yourself some self-love. This, and also trusting yourself, are both crucial for making the change you desire.
So, how can you change your negative mentality into a positive one? How can you overcome the challenge of trusting your body and open yourself to a better and improved health, body, and overall well-being? What are the steps in trusting yourself and in your own body once again?
Jeffrey Siegel, M.Ed. empowers men to grow-up and show-up at their healthiest so they can be the benevolent king of their domai!. He currently runs a wellness coaching practice and teaches mindfulness and meditation at Harvard.
In this episode, Jeff talks about how psychology plays a big role in becoming a better version of yourself and improving your health and overall well being. He shares how you can turn the tables and overcome the challenge of trusting your own body after a history of failures.
What you will learn from this episode:
- Discover how changing your mindset greatly affects how you redefine your health
- Find out why taking the time and having a conversation with your body is important in improving your well-being
- Learn more about the different ways you can connect with your body and trust it once again in your road to change
“Sit down with your body and have a conversation. – Jeffrey Siegel
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01:52 – The biggest challenge that people face as they age with regard to staying healthy, well, and positive: Lack of trust within themselves. I see people that really just don’t trust their bodies. They don’t trust their bodies to be there when they most need them.
03:29 – The common mistakes or misconceptions that people have about solving that problem of not trusting themselves:
05:27 – The number one tip; a tangible specific action that people could implement right away: I actually encourage people to sit down with their bodies and have a conversation, and you can do this through journaling. You can do this through meditation, or just different mindfulness exercises, where you learn to start to pay attention to your body, and the signals that it’s giving you, and you come into conversation with your body.
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“We live in a society that teaches us to distrust our bodies, and especially if you have a body that is disabled or a body of color, you know, there’s so many faces and forces out there that really make it difficult to be in our bodies from this place of trust. And, you know, it makes sense when you see it in that lens, that it’s really difficult to improve some part of your body if you don’t actually trust this beautiful, wonderful mammalian organism that you have to show up in to do the things that it was designed to do.” – Jeffrey Siegel
“I’ll tell you what’s not a good tool, again, it’s sort of setting up these externally imposed rules and regulations, often are not helpful, right? It’s like we set up these sanctions to try to enforce a certain type of behavior without addressing the fundamental thing.” – Jeffrey Siegel
“And so I actually encourage people to sit down with their bodies and have a conversation, and you can do this through journaling. You can do this through meditation, or just different mindfulness exercises, where you learn to start to pay attention to your body, and the signals that it’s giving you, and you come into conversation with your body. Right? Not from this place of control, but again, from this place of collaboration where you recognize that you two are on the same team. You want the same thing. You want longevity. You want energy. You want vibrancy.” – Jeffrey Siegel