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Happiness and our Gut Bacteria: Are they connected?

November 5, 2019

 

COULD our gut bacteria influence our mood?

 

Apparently so. Researchers are now investigating the relationship between the bacteria in our gut and how we think and feel. Gut bacteria has been linked to depression, anxiety, and mood swings. 

 

My personal experience with this confirms this. I was born anxious, and struggled with being overstressed, depressed, and mood swings most of my life. All that changed when I focused on my gut. What I didn’t realize then is that it goes both ways. The state of your gut health can affect your thoughts and mood AND how you think can also affect your gut. It’s literally a two way street between the gut and the brain.

 

“The cells in your body react to everything that your mind says.” ~Bruce Lipton, biologist

 

How to Shift your Thinking 

 

When things aren’t quite going the way that you’d hoped, it can be really difficult to meet the challenges of your day with a calm smile. For some this can be even more difficult if they were raised in a household where there was a lot of focus on negative talk, attitudes and ideas. If you’re looking to make a change to your mindset, then you’ll probably be excited to read the following article on how to shift your thinking. 

 

 

Shift Your Mindset 

 

When you first open your eyes, it can be tough to get out of bed to go to a place that you’re not the biggest fan of, but a lot of that can be changed by adjusting the things that you’re focusing on. By making a shift in your mindset, you job can become a means of providing for your life and family instead of an oppressive force. Take the time to look at what you’re creating or sustaining by getting up, and it’ll get easier with practice.  

 

Be happy to be awake, happy to be alive. Shift your mindset to being positive about the morning and the day ahead. 

 

 

 

Express Gratitude Whenever You Can  

 

 

Another thing that can help push the shift in mindset further is the habit off expressing gratitude. Giving thanks, and really focusing on how grateful you are to be in a place when you are physically able to go to work can help you to keep things in perspective. Even just the simple act of being thankful can give you a more positive feeling during the times you’re thinking about them.  

 

 

Set Your Intentions  

 

Have you noticed that when you don’t have a focused plan it can be really hard to get things organized? Taking the time to set your intentions helps you to give a priority and order to the things that you have to consider for the day.  Instead of completely random selections, you can make an organized, cohesive plan that will put you on the right path and keep you there.  

 

 

Nourish Your Body 

 

Without the proper nutrition, there can be no healthy mind. It’s very important that you always make sure that you have enough time to get some kind of nourishment before you begin your day. That will help you to keep your focus and stay at an efficient energy level. When people get tired, they often turn to artificially enhanced drinks that aren’t very good for your health and heart. At the very least, you can be sure to get u early enough to blend some frozen fruit so you can simply drink your breakfast on the way to work. 

 

If you’re seriously interested in making changes, check out my complimentary Energy Boosting Bundle. It will help you end bloat, regain your energy, and boost your metabolism.

 

 

Or join my Facebook group where I’ll be sharing more information, tips and recipes to help you live a happier, healthier life.

 

To your wellness,

Kimberly

Certified Health Coach & NLP Master Coach

 

 

 

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