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  • Writer's pictureDr Tovah Goldfine

Learn the habit of Being rather than Doing & Calm Your Brain

 Practicing Being Rather than Doing

 Focusing on healthier behaviors of being rather than just doing can indeed have a profound impact on the calmness of your nervous system. Here's why:

1. **Stress Reduction & Resilience**:

 Being in a state of calmness promotes relaxation and reduces the activation of the body's stress response. When you prioritize healthy behaviors of being, such as mindfulness, self-compassion, and gratitude, you cultivate a mindset that is less reactive to stressors, leading to a calmer nervous system.

2. **Mind-Body Connection**:

The mind and body are intricately connected, and our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors can influence our physiological responses. Engaging in activities that promote well-being, such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, or spending time in nature, can signal to the nervous system that it is safe, triggering the relaxation response.

3. **Emotional Regulation**:

 Healthy behaviors of being often involve practices that promote emotional regulation, such as self-awareness, acceptance, and resilience. By developing these skills, you can better manage your emotions and reduce the frequency and intensity of stress-related reactions, leading to greater calmness in both mind and body.

4. **Long-Term Health Benefits**:

Chronic stress and dysregulated nervous system activity have been linked to a wide range of health problems, including cardiovascular disease, immune dysfunction, and mental health disorders. Prioritizing healthier behaviors of being can help mitigate these risks and promote overall health and well-being over the long term.

In essence, by cultivating a lifestyle focused on healthier ways of being, you create a supportive environment for your nervous system to function optimally, leading to greater calmness, resilience, and overall vitality.

 



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