Confessions of a Health Professional.
Why do we do it?A few weeks into January and thankfully the tightness around my waist has began to withdraw and already I'm feeling a lot better. Like most people I breathe a sigh of relief when getting back to 'normal' and feel happy that it's all over! Even as I was immersing myself in the delicious excesses of festive treats that I deny myself most of the time, I was feeling confused about what makes me go so wildly off the rails!
I've put it down to a switch in my brain that is generally turned to an OFF setting for anything that might be bad for me or make me feel ill, sick or just plain ugly. My aim, like most of us, is ultimately towards my own good To be happy, feel great,and in control of things that are within my control. And... there was no one holding me down making me eat that extra mince pie or have another glass of wine! Yet once 'the season starts' my other self, the one that hurls headlong into wanton bingeing, flicks the switch to ON and this eating and drinking persona invades by body!
I know this is not just my problem as increasing obesity levels in this country and in fact all over the world, indicate a similar insanity that isn't just confined to Christmas. I also realised that come the New Year Resolution, all sorts of plans and goals will be made by all of us who want this year to be 'the one' in which we actually become who we really want to be...our ideal self. (See previous blog)
To maintain my focus and momentum I'm using an NLP technique (Neuro Linguistic Programming), this is how our brains are wired to help us achieve what we want and take control of the mind switch that guides us towards the choices we make. If we can become aware of the thoughts that operate the switch, we can regain control over a state of mind that leads to success in achieving the health & wealth of our hearts desire.
What is your habitual way of thinking?
How do you think when you want to motivate yourself? Is it....Away From Thinking ?
- Are you trying to get away from a situation you don't like?
- Is your thinking about what you are afraid will happen if you don't get into action?
Motivate yourself with Moving Toward Thinking?
- Are you thinking about a situation you do like?
- Is your thinking about all the good things that will happen when you achieve what you want?
Hold the thought of your ideal self in your mind, an image, sound or feeling that you will have when you have achieved your goal. See it, feel it hear it, and you will emerge from those thoughts into the person you know you want to be, achieve your dreams and make your wishes come true! Here's to YOUR 2012...
"A man is but a product of his thoughts what
he thinks he becomes" Ghandi
Your Life Matters...take care of yourself....SH