The Logic Mind and Health philosophy is this: everything in our lives begins and ends in the brain, and with our thoughts. In order to improve our lives, in particular our health and well-being, we need to improve our brains. But more specifically, we need to improve the part of our brains responsible for self-control, decision-making, planning, rationality. That part of the brain is called the prefrontal cortex.
But how do we do this effectively and create lasting health improvement? We need to consistently exercise that portion of the brain in specific ways. This will develop greater mental fitness, which is essentially the ability to appropriately manage our thoughts, our feelings, or emotions, and our actions. That gives us greater flexibility and self-control. And that is where the “4P Pillars” come in to play.
The 4P Pillars of LM&H are: Physiology, Psychology, Philosophy, and Practice. The 4P pillars are how we develop greater mental fitness. The 4P pillars are the specific action items which strengthen the prefrontal cortex and lead to lasting health improvement, as evidenced by science, research and personal experience.
The 4P Pillars
Physiological practices that improve the prefrontal cortex include, but are not limited to, breathing, mindfulness, meditation, and other stress management activities. Those practices are geared towards stress reduction in particular, because if we are stressed out all the time, it’s hard to make any kind of change in our lives.
Psychological practices include cognitive restructuring, mental rehearsal, or visualization, and affirmation, or self-talk. Those practices are geared towards overcoming fearful thoughts, which often lead to stress or anxiety. And they improving our thinking.
Philosophical practices include realizing greater meaning and purpose in life, adopting a mindset of gratitude, and creating and consuming more beauty in life. Those practices are geared towards improving the very foundation of our being, and living with greater purpose in life, which is one of the most profoundly impactful things we can do for our health and well-being.
Again, the key to improving anything in your life, not just health, but relationships, extracurriculars, job performance, is to consciously work on improving your brain, improving the prefrontal cortex. The greater self-control you can develop, the greater your life will be.
Physical and Mental Fitness
I mean think about it: if you want to get physically fit, you need to eat healthy, avoid junk food, and exercise on a regular basis. You develop physical fitness by a consistent daily regiment of diet, exercise, and sleep.
That all starts in the brain with making a choice to exercise. Making a conscious decision to skip dessert. Staying disciplined with going to bed at a decent hour and getting 7-9 hours of sleep every single night. Those choices, and that discipline, and that self-control resides in the prefrontal cortex. So, in order to be physically fit, you also need to be mentally fit.
You need to develop greater mental fitness in life to improve your health and well-being. And the Logic Mind & Health philosophy, practices and programs can help you do just that. If you would like more information, check out the website with loads of free content. Or schedule a call with me personally to discuss some of our programs for individuals or group seminars.
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