Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday, healthy monday

After a relatively uneventful weekend (mostly due to rain thwarting plans), it is monday again.  Another week full of work, bootcamp, and maybe a few social gatherings.....maybe.  And while i have taken a lot of time/effort to becoming more healthy in a physical sense, i think i might be lacking in the mental sense of health.  So time to put some effort into that as well.  Healthy mind and healthy body.

I saw this quote today and think it is going to be my new mantra:
"I have made it a rule of my life never to regret and never to look back."
                              -Katherine Mansfield

Ironically there have been studies showing that "looking back" is bad for your health.
Researchers from URG discovered that remembering the past with regret or bitterness worsens health.  The study found that people's attitude to past events, present experiences or future expectations, influences their perception of health and their quality of life.
Cristián Oyanadel, who co-authored the study, said: "We have observed that when people are negative about past events in their life, they also have a pessimist or fatalistic attitude towards current events. According to what we have observed in our study, the most influencing dimension is the perception of the past. A negative view of the past is highly related to worse health indicators."

So in order to better my mental health, i'm gonna stop regretting choices.  I'm going to focus on the future.  And i'm going to stop looking back and worrying about the "shoulda, woulda, coulda."


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