In my previous article, we were starting the process of setting up for success. Today I want to address how using mindset and vision helps to set you up for improved health.
Getting your mind and spirit to work together which is a powerful combination. You’ll often hear someone say “I’ll believe it when I see it. In reality, the secret is when you believe it-” ie your vision for health” your body and mind work to get you closer to your vision.
Using techniques to reinforce your vision for improved health and stacking a few simple tools brings about changes over time and more easily than you might suspect.
We know for instance that athletes that work out less but visualize themselves performing plays exceptionally well improve their performance.
In fact, studies have shown when a person is hooked up to an EEG machine and they visualize exercising their brain and body respond as if they are exercising.
We also know that athletes and other high performers experiment with their diets, routines, mental images and conversations with themselves to see what works best for them.
So let’s review what I covered last week :
If you found a picture that “signifies health for you, great. If not, find one. It does not have to be the perfect picture its can even just be the word health and put the image or word in a place you will see it every day.
The next suggestion was to pick a belief that you want to change and come up with a positive statement to use instead.
For example nothing I do ever works-new statement -that was then this is now I am able to find and use things that work to improve my health..has to be your words.
I have patients who say out loud as they are about to do something they find that no longer useful: “that’s not me, I don’t do things that are not good for me, I chose health” and it works.
Drink more or less water: if you don’t usually drink good spring water start- even if its a bottle per day. On the other hand, if you drink a lot of water ie more than half your weight in ounces, cut back, too much water is not good for your body.
Walking 15 min per day or just being outside 15 min a day without doing anything else.
I’m not sure why this is hard for a lot of people but for some people, especially someone who doesn’t feel good it is hard. It may sound corny but natural light and natural conditions help us to connect with what is natural, you know the old fresh air rule ( depending on where you live ) really makes a difference.
Your body and mind learn quickly when you’re doing something for yourself. You and enacting a part of your plan for improved health.
The last suggestion was if none of the suggestions mentioned work, find one that does.
It can be simple and in fact, simple is better.
The goal is to find little ways to support big changes and the frequency YouTubes videos I mentioned are easy and have great benefits. But if they don’t fit try a relaxation youtube, or prayer youtube, or meditation YouTube video.
My favorite saying is: There are 1000 ways to kneel and touch the ground…hopefully you get it.