4 Attitude and Health Improvement Steps You Can Take Now!
Science shows that there is a connection between a healthy body and mind. Strengthening each in isolation is beneficial but together??? The sky is the limit. Truly!
My health has been my top priority for several years now. To be honest, I was forced into thinking about it when I hit a wall of pretty serious health problems. Over the last several years I have grown and seen healing physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. I have found that there are many ways to improve in each of these aspects of health:
• Healthy Eating
• Outdoor activities
• Brain exercises
• Properly expressing our emotions
• Properly processing our emotions
• Seeking wise counsel when necessary
• Feeding your soul
• Studying/meditating on the literature of the religion that you practice
• Finding spiritual peace
What if there was one thing you could do that would positively affect all aspects of your health? There is and it is having a positive attitude!
Attitude creates reality. For example, Mayo Clinic researchers have clearly documented that having a more positive, optimistic view of the situation provides health benefits for individuals with some forms of lung cancer. So how you view a situation can have enormous impact on how you live.
Some people see setbacks as absolute devastation whereas others view them as opportunities. At the end of the day, the choice is really up to you.
How is your attitude toward the challenges life throws your way? We all have areas in our lives that we are hoping for improvement and healing.
Affect your healing by setting up positive conditions for change. Believe that you will feel better and send this message to your body. Picture yourself doing things you love pain-free. Spend time in meditation, letting go of negative thoughts about your body. Your positive attitude will send healing to the affected areas.
What you think, makes a difference. While a positive attitude cannot guarantee perfect health, it can make a noticeable difference.
Try these 4 small ways to affect your attitude:
1. Positive self affirmations – come up with at least five positive “I am“ statements and say them to yourself at least three times a day. [Click to Tweet] Here are some examples:
o I am strong
o I am healthy
o I am beautiful/handsome
2. Think “I am getting better and stronger every day,” NOT “I am never going to get well.”
3. Find balance in your life. Do one small thing for yourself everyday. Here are some examples:
o Light your favorite candle
o Watch your kids play
o Listen to uplifting music
4. Talk to yourself like you would talk to someone else. Here is an example:
Many of us have the habit of thinking negatively. Habits can be broken, but it takes time and practice. Give these things time to become new habits. I have heard it said that it takes 21 days to create a new habit and longer for some that are really engrained. You have to exercise and retrain your brain just like you do a weak muscle. Start by catching yourself when you have a negative thought and then gently steer yourself to think something positive instead. Be patient with yourself!
May 24, 2015
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