The mind-body connection is, indeed a strong, pervasive, and enduring one. These illnesses are not something that affect just a few people, or just other people, but the masses. Ulcers, headaches, certain autoimmune and neurological disorders, and the list goes on. The end result, or benefit of this holistic approach to mind and body self-care is enhanced quality of life for those trying to “get back on track” through the simplicity of empowered, positive thinking.

This powerful connection between the mind and body is pervasive, and simply part and parcel of the way the human body and mind function in tandem. Getting back on track as soon as possible after mind-body turbulence is vitally important to overall health and wellness, and easier than one may think. Choosing to have a can-do attitude is the first step in harnessing and realizing positive thinking, and battling mind-body illnesses. A can-do attitude is a necessary steppingstone to living a happy, healthy life and realizing ones potential, one that enables a person to experience life to the fullest.

Adopting a positive can-do attitude first begins by acknowledging that you choose your own thoughts. In that way, you are in control of your thinking and the gatekeeper for which thoughts you entertain, and the ones you chose to avoid or eliminate. Similarly, as the decision maker for your own life, you are the only one who can eliminate negative, toxic relationships from your social circle. Toxic people take a lot of energy and can wear a person down with negativity and unwarranted expectations, leaving them feeling drained emotionally, mentally, and physically. The following are some of the many benefits to embracing a can-do attitude for sound mind-body health:

1. Increased mind-body vitality

2. Prevention of depression and anxiety

3. Decrease in mind-body illnesses

4. Enhanced confidence and self-esteem

5. Restored focus and concentration

6. Healing of traumatic memories

7. Personal empowerment for success

In a sense, ones' mind has dominion over many health matters. A can-do attitude is important to realizing maximum health, wellness and functioning through positive thinking. This self-care approach results in a collaborative relationship between the mind and the body, allowing them to work together synergistically.

Taking every thought captive, so to speak, and processing what is healthy and eliminating what is not, it is possible to reap the benefits of improved physical, emotional and mental health. This sort of mind-body self-care is monumental in the pursuit of wellness, and a can-do attitude can enable the mind and body to work together with positive results.