Making yourself sick..making yourself healthy

From Conversations With God, Book 1: “You cannot be ill without at some level causing yourself to be, and you can be well again in a moment by simply deciding to be.”

We are making ourselves ill with our foods and worse yet, with the way we live our lives and the way we think. But isn’t it wonderful that we can decide here and now that things have changed! Let’s decide to be healthy in every way.

When you think about improving your health, you probably think of losing weight and dieting first. Maintaining a healthy weight and eating right is necessary, but did you know that there are many other areas in your life that are just as important?

The food you eat is actually secondary to the primary nourishment areas in your life. The primary areas include your activity and movement, work or purpose in life, connection to others, and spirituality. When you gain weight or experience declining health, chances are that something is wrong in one or more of these areas. Problems in other areas of your life can trigger bad eating habits, binging, lack of motivation to exercise, and emotional eating. These are the problems that cause the seeds of disease. For instance, if you are unhappy in your job, you probably eat poorly or snack during boring or stressful times. If you are not in satisfying relationships, you may reach for the ice cream or other junk foods to fill a missing void. You participate in unhealthy behaviors and refuse to participate in healthy ones such as exercise.

Think about your TOTAL health and any area of your life that needs improvement! Lowering your stress level, improving your satisfaction in relationships and career should be very high priorities for you. Improving other areas of your life will also improve your eating habits.

Decide to be happy, decide to be positive, decide to spread joy and goodness to all around you. First decide to move around and get some exercise. Decide to make amends if you have old resentments. Improve your relationships or move on from toxic relationships. Rethink your priorities and your purpose in life. Improving any of these areas in your life will make you healthier, and what a great way to decide to be healthy!

(Beth Anderson is a certified Holistic Health Coach and founder of the Holistic Health Hotspotin Evansville, Indiana. She is also the author of “The Holistic Diet: Achieve Your Ideal Weight, Be Happy and Healthy for Life.” Beth received her training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.She is a speaker and also presents workshops on health and nutrition topics. Beth offers in-person and phone consultations – contact her through Facebook or email for more information. You can find Beth on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/HolisticHealthHotspot or email her at beth@holistichealthhotspot.com)

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  • poniesnpaint

    It sounds lovely and fine to say “just change your mind” and all will be well. That’s a good idea, but reality is, it’s not quite that easy. After years of conditioning and training to believe that I (and many like me) are unworthy, useless and otherwise unnecessary in the world, it is very difficult to just “change your mind”. I’ve tried it, and believe me when the difficulties arise, the old tapes take over and you once again hear “well, what did you expect, you worthless little slime?”

    I would love to have some practical application tips for “just deciding” when I’ve spent 60 years being told I was worthless. It’s pretty hard to just erase that and like a light switch, snap on a new ray of light on everything. I’ve read CWG forwards, backward, upside down and inside out and I believe it is truthful, but practical application has always been a difficulty. HOW??? It’s like my old nemesis, prayer. Everyone says “just pray” — but pray what and to whom? What’s the process and what’s the reasoning? HOW does this all happen?
    It would be a wonderful thing to just snap your fingers and say “ok, all better, no more problems” — but the reality of day-to-day living shows me something different that throws up more difficulties than it resolves . I can decide stuff all day long—but there’s no support system, there’s nothing that tells me I’m doing ok with this, there’s nothing to say “I’ve got it” — so it feels like failure again, and once again my heart is broken, both metaphorically and physically. Anyone got any good ideas? I don’t need cheerleaders, I need teachers–rah-rah doesn’t impress me, clear thinking and practical knowledge does.

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