This has been a turbulent year filled with uncertainty that has caused havoc on our emotions, but there are some tools we can use to help our brains and bodies feel more in control of our feelings, writes Patricia Peyton for the Philadelphia Magazine.
One of them, according to Peyton, a Lower Gwynedd author, is “physical intelligence,” or the ability to detect and manage the balance of chemicals within our bodies through the way we move, breathe, think, and interact with other people.
Peyton has co-authored a book with Claire Dale on the subject: Physical Intelligence: Harness your body’s untapped intelligence to achieve more, stress less and live more happily.
In the book, she explains that our emotions are actually chemical reactions that we experience in the body as physiological changes. Physical intelligence helps us understand these chemicals and how we can influence them with simple actions.
There are many techniques to achieve this, including strength-building exercises that correspond to inner strength. There are also confidence and endurance-building exercises that can increase staying power and determination to assist you in remaining patient and persevering in achieving your long-term goals.
Read more about physical intelligence at the Philadelphia Magazine by clicking here.