In the new era of technology and fast-pace life, we forget how to be fully present. We struggle to find the time to truly listen. Not only to others but to ourselves. To our intuition and our beings. The signs the body gives, speak to us if we take a moment to listen and tune in.
When you’re told to listen to yourself, you might think about how to improve the way you attend to the chatter in your mind. Please understand that the chatter in your mind is affected by your habits, your knowledge, your roles in life, your fears, your level of stress and many other factors.
Neuroscientists talk about how we have one brain but two minds. Psychologists from Stanford university explain the reason behind our struggles with life choices. Interestingly, the reason behind the struggles is very simple. It is because we have different orders in our brains. Yet, because of our habits, we tend to think that the one order is the right one for us.
Let me simplify this. Your brain doesn’t like conflict. Most of us have tried to diet in this day and age. Dieting to be healthier and fit. Imagine a woman who’s on a diet and craves to eat a chocolate bar full of sugar. As she is craving to have the chocolate bar, her brain gives another order and reminds her about how she should be having a banana. Conflicted and torn, she is most likely to believe that who she is, is the woman who eats the chocolate bar and the knowledge of banana being the healthier option is just a fact. However, her brain is ordering her to choose the banana. Realistically she has the free will to choose between the two orders. Nonetheless, because of how our habits determine our choices, she is most likely going to choose the habit of eating sugar. Keep in mind that sugar is addictive and it affects your decisions.
Human body is the most intelligent machine on our planet. The human body shows the person signs of deficiency. It also gives you cravings. For example, a child with iron deficiency would eat anything from dirt to chalk because the body needs iron and the kid doesn’t know better. On the other hand, an intuitive adult with iron deficiency might start craving to have red meat or spinach. As we get older, we are mostly stuck in our minds and routines. Therefore, it is hard to realise that we can choose intuitive eating.
Your habits make you who you are. If you’d like to change your life, try and start implementing the micro-habits that will help you grow into the best version of yourself. You don’t need a big breakthrough to change your life radically over a short period of time. You need to change the way you live, one step at a time. Accordingly, the changes will become everlasting and a permanent part of your life.
Your body cannot speak to you when you don’t know how to listen to everything. Therefore, it is simpler for you to look and see the signs. Neuroscientists have been able to demonstrate that human beings can miss what is right in front of their eyes when they are focused on other things. Our eyes don’t see everything. So, keep this in mind.
Make a micro-habit of focusing on seeing the signs. As you see clearly, you will learn to listen to your being. Once you tune in and you are present with mindfulness without bias towards your own body, your life will change.
Please follow my dear human being page for the next article where we learn about which micro habits will help your body speak clearer. Later we will discuss how to be able to control impulses and later about how to manage anxiety.
Thank you for reading.