52 weeks of good health....

every week I will share with you a tip to improve your eating habits or lifestyle to help you reach maximum energy levels and increase overall physical and emotional health.

Monday, August 9, 2010

The Power of Thought

This rainy weather is making me realize that the end of our beautiful, sunny, summer weather will be coming to an end before we know it. It's so easy to find ourselves in a funk, when the weather turns dismal and this can have such an impact on our mood and daily life.

So, what can you do to avoid getting into this rut? Well, if you've been reading my weekly posts and trying to follow my suggestions; you're already eating (somewhat!) healthy and getting active a few times (at least!) a week...this is actually half the battle, when trying to combat dark moods.

Another way to lift your spirits to to try a little positive thought! Most people, when they hear about daily affirmations, think new age, hippie nonsense...if you're one of those people, have a little faith in the power of your own mind and open up to the idea!

It's first important to acknowledge that you have fallen into one of these moods and give yourself time to examen where it came from (for me lately, it's been the lack of sleep, combined with pregnancy hormones!).

What I'm suggestion is that we can actually change our own way of thinking and maybe even influence others in the process. We can use positive affirmations to wipe out the old negative ideas, replacing them with new fresh ones of our own choosing.

Here are a few examples:

  • I am at peace
  • I chose to make positive, healthy choices for myself
  • I choose to exercise daily
  • I nourish my body, mind and soul
  • I believe in myself, so do others
You may need to repeat these to yourself several times a day, before they really start to resonate with you, but eventually you WILL begin to believe it. We are all pretty conditioned to dwell on negativity, so it may take some work in the beginning, but like any new program it will take a few weeks for it to become habit. Before you know it, you will be passing on your good energy vibes to all those around you...and believe me, they will appreciate it!!

"A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows" - St. Francis of Assisi

In good health,

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