When standing in front of the mirror, do your outsides match your insides? Is your outward appearance a true reflection of how you see yourself in your mind’s eye?
If you poll most people, they will tell you they desire to look and feel great. They want to have well-rounded lives with opportunities to express themselves freely - including how they dress, how their homes look, and how they engage with others. They want whatever ideals are in their minds… and yet, not everyone is experiencing the very things they want.
Why? The disconnection between the mind and body.
The disconnection between the outward reflection of inward thoughts can be obvious or subtle. Some obvious signs are:
Being out of shape
Lack of personal style
These obvious reflections indicate there is a mind and body disconnect between what you want and what you are experiencing in the mirror. Some disconnections between the mind and body can be much more subtle. Some subtle signs are:
Nervous or repetitive movements
Depression, avoidance, anxiety
These signs of disconnect may not be as obvious but they are just as indicative of a mind and body disconnect.
Taking an assessment of your outward appearance and matching it up to your inward expectations can help spark change. You can’t change what you won’t acknowledge.
If you notice that your outsides are not matching the inside goals, dreams, hopes, and preferences, it’s time to take a look at closing the gap. Getting to the root of why there is a disconnect and what can be done about it.
Here are some ideas to help you start to see harmony between your outside appearance and your inside thoughts.
Start a journal to explore your thoughts- Journaling can help you evaluate what is going on in your mind and reflected outward in your body. My New Personal Development workbook "NOT THE PERFECT BOOK" can help you through this process Click Here to Learn More
Get a check up- Seeing your physician for an annual check-up and doing a depression screening can help make sure you’re not facing any medical issues that might be affecting your health, appearance, and mindset - regardless of your mind and body connection.
Get moving- Being physically active is one of the best remedies for clearing the mind and reconnecting the mind and body. Getting your heart rate up releases chemicals in the brain that help fight depression and help facilitate a healthy mind and body.
Your insides may not match your outsides. That’s ok! The mind and the body are designed to work together. If your outsides don’t match with your internal vision for your body, your surroundings, and your overall life experience, you can take action, connect the dots, and see a truer representation of your inward and outward life.