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Today’s Apple for Mental Health

Today’s Apple for Mental Health

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

Jonathan Smith
Jonathan Smith

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is a metaphor.

It implies that if we do something good for ourselves every day, we can avoid seeking medical help.

In other words, we are the controllers of our health and well-being.

Let’s reflect on this in the spirit of Mental Health Awareness Month and consider these questions:

  • Am I eating proper food for my body?
  • Am I allowing the best people to be a part of my life?
  • Am I moving or exercising enough?
  • Am I in control of my emotions?
  • Am I practicing mindfulness?

These are hypothetical questions that do not cover the whole gamut. You should make your own list that represents you. But, if you want to be “in control,” you must “assume the feeling” and enter a new state of being. Spin the questions around and make statements such as these:

  • I am eating well.
  • I am allowing the best people to be a part of my life.
  • I am exercising a healthy body.
  • I am in control of my emotions.
  • I am mindful during every moment.

If thoughts are things, you can become anything. Mental-awareness is thought-awareness is self-awareness.

Like the daily apple, we should practice mindfulness every day. If you’re mindful of the things in your life that make you happy and healthy, you can change your body and change your life. I am living proof. If you feel whole, you may avoid medical attention altogether.

Take control and assume the feeling of your own well-being.

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