I know that sometimes I operate in my own microcosm. It's easy to go through life under the assumption that what we do doesn't matter. That what we do doesn't have an impact on our own lives directly, let alone have an indirect impact on those around us, or on our community, or on the world. It can be easy to glide through life without considering that what we do matters or that WE matter.
Do you remember my rice experiment? If you haven't seen it yet, or if you haven't seen it in a while, I invite you to look back at my January 27, 2015 post. The rice experiment that I did with my family is a great demonstration of how what we say, what we think, and what we believe matter. Our words and our thoughts vibrate out into the universe on a frequency and are impactful to those around us and to ourselves. What we think and say matters.
Did you know that even observing someone who is stressed or negative has an immediate effect on our own nervous system? Did you know that you don't even have to see or hear someone to pick up on their stress or negativity, that our bodies are designed to smell it? Your brain can detect "alarm pheromones" that are released by others. Negativity and stress can literally waft into your space. What we do matters.
You may never know the impact that you have on others, but what you do matters. Whether you are a student, or a professional, or a homemaker, or a homeless person, no matter your profession, your status, or your walk in life, what you do matters.
There is a whole lot of research that's been done in recent years that demonstrates the power of what we think and what we say and what we do. Research that demonstrates the health implications, the relationship effects, the impact on our success, the implications to our earnings, to our productivity, our creativity, and our overall happiness. YOU matter. What YOU do matters.
What do you think? Do you believe that what you think, say and do matters? I would love to hear your thoughts, please leave me a comment of send me an email.