- Alyssa Abrahamson
How curiosity can improve your health
Happy Spring! It's time to invite new possibilities and to get curious.
If you've been following me for a while, you know one of my top priorities is to help you overcome self-criticism and self-judgement.
While self-compassion may be considered the opposite of self-judgment, so can curiosity.
When’s the last time you caught yourself being self-critical and replaced those thoughts with curiosity?
Curiosity is healthy. It is freeing, and brings about a sense of open-mindedness, self-awareness, and possibility.
Here are 3 reasons why curiosity is important and can improve your health:
Curiosity makes us more self-aware
When you get curious, you ask yourself questions. For example, Is this thought true? Does this belief serve me? Why am I feeling ________? How can I care for myself more? When you ask questions, you become more aware, present and open to accepting yourself and learning what your needs are. You are more willing to experiment to see what’s helpful and what isn’t.
Curiosity leads to more happiness
Studies have shown that people with a healthy sense of curiosity exhibit lower anxiety, more positive emotions, higher levels of satisfaction with life and generally greater psychological wellbeing.
Curiosity helps you get unstuck
How often do you have an uncomfortable feeling, ache or pain and you suppress or ignore it? It generally persists or even gets worse. When you get curious, it can open up new possibilities that might not have been visible before.
I love this topic and I invite you to join me for a deeper discussion with another episode of my podcast, Positively Anti-Inflammatory, (Episode 15) “Be Curious, Not Judgmental.”
Do you continually judge yourself, allowing your harsh inner critic to take over? When that critic remains in charge, your body and mind are kept in a chronic state of tension and stress, which perpetuates insecurities, inaction, and inflammation.
Join me in this episode as I guide you into the process of becoming curious and letting go of self-judgement. When you get curious and become an objective observer yourself, your thoughts, your body, your habits, it allows you to become more self-accepting. Letting go of self-criticism brings about that sense of wellbeing and positive change many of us are seeking.
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Love, Your Wellness Coach,
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April 6, 2021