As I have learned more about my health, and about how big the picture of “health” in the human body is, I have realised there are many influencing factors to every problem in the body, and all of them must be addressed at some point if truly good health is to be the outcome.
And every time I learn something new about the body, I also learn that I know less than I thought I knew.
Learning about how the body works is a lesson in character building, about how changing your beliefs and accepting you were wrong (or right) is something to be proud of, not stubborn about.
And as with anything that’s good for us, it takes effort and never comes easy. It’s a battle of your sub conscious against your conscious, your ego – backed by your perceptions and habits, up against your knowledge of new realities.
The reality we know is easy to stay in. For example, with bad foods that we crave, it is comforting to believe we have always been right and always will be, which makes us feel secure and comforted, and we don’t need to question anything we eat. Or there could be a new reality based on new facts, which wants us to give up junk food (or reduce it), and admit we have been living a huge mistake all this time and the things we love have been effecting our health! This would be a huge blow to our ego which would try to tell us that our relationship to food defines who we are and how dare we change who we are! It would also take energy to create new habits of thoughts and actions, and many decisions we didn’t have to think about previously.
This requires our brain to do things that require more energy. Our automatic thoughts, responses and actions require no energy to repeat them all day everyday. New information, the need to think of a new action and remove old patterns and beliefs and replace them with ones that (for a while),will need energy and effort to compute until the information has become the new automatic action and thought patterns we easily do without thought.
this goes for our state of mind too. Are we happy or angry? It’s your choice but if your default automatic thought is anger is will take energy to change to a relaxed and happy state of mind, but it can be done, just a tiny bit each day. And we want to help you do that with a few small mindful breaths each day.
Having a goal helps create the energy, and the motivation for change. What if your goal was to cross the finish line in an Ironman triathlon? Or to take part in a park run 5km? Well, the finish line, even after a huge day of effort, pain, and mental challenges, is not the most important part of the achievement. The most important part was the commitment you gave every day while sticking to that goal. The changes that your mind and body went through on the journey to the goal is where the real change and achievements happened. It might seem like race day changed you, but that’s just the day you realised you had changed. Committing to a big goal which requires change in your life is not easy. Following through and staying true to that path creates change in you, and achieving the goal is just the celebration of how much you have grown in strength and character mentally, physically, and personally.
Good luck on your Journey, or join our tribe and let us be part of your change.
all the best