What you read forms part of the nourishment you are giving to your mind, and therefore to your body. Your mind impacts your health. For more on that check out the blog: The Mind Behind Your Health.
For a healthy mind and body, be aware of what you absorb. It's not just the food you eat which nourishes your well being, it's all the stimulus and information you absorb like a sponge. If you don't make conscious decisions about what you're willing to let into your consciousness, then you'll run on auto-pilot and unwittingly open yourself up to soaking in whatever content happens to be in front of you… good or bad, positive or negative, uplifting or fear-provoking.
Much of what we are fed in the mainstream media is needlessly negative. My husband Aaron and I believe in balance, it's good to be aware of what is going on in our world and to do whatever we individually are capable of in order to make a difference and bring about changes in the world. However, reading endless platters of negative news, which play on and provoke fear, and do nothing to point to solutions, isn't doing anyone any good.
Balance your life by absorbing information that lifts you up, reminds you of the good in the world, and extends your knowledge of what you can do for your own health, happiness and wellbeing. Start feeding your soul what it needs in order to thrive.
What you focus on expands. Where your attention goes, energy flows. What you think about you bring about. What you believe, think and feel become the circumstances of your life.
Aaron and I no longer watch the television news. Nor do we read newspapers. We do scan the online mainstream news every few days to stay abreast of what is going on in our world, but we don't dwell within it. Instead we spend the time reading and watching material which adds value and joy to our lives, and lifts our consciousness.
With love, Bernadette
Bernadette Logue (known to everyone as “B”) is the Leader of The Daily Positive, a Transformation Life Coach and the author of 3 personal growth books – guiding you on how to master your mind, to live consciously and soul-aligned. To receive regular coaching resources and support, join B in EvolveHQ, The Daily Positive’s private personal growth membership and community. To find out more about B click here.