Do you verbally beat yourself up with negative talk and thoughts? Do you treat others better than you treat yourself? It is the answers to questions like these that will shed light on the perceived health, enjoyment and success you experience in life. The way you see yourself and the world is a strong determinant in how much enjoyment you extract from your life.
Do you know that your personal beliefs eventually create the reality you live? If you believe you are not worthy, guess what? Your health and life will reflect that perception. Your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes will determine the quality of not only your health…but your relationships with family, friends, career, and essentially every area of your life.
What is the first step to creating a healthy life you love? Appreciating and valuing your inherent self-worth. Selling yourself on you is typically a challenging task for most because of the years of programmed negative messages in many varieties and on many levels. Your childhood and upbringing have a significant and meaningful impact on how you view the person you are now. But accepting yourself and your imperfections is a key component to creating better health. People, who focus on their positive qualities, love themselves despite, for example, what the fleeting cultural trends toward beauty or weight may currently be.
Self-compassion is key here because this means less anxiety and depression – in fact, people who see themselves in a more positive light actually tend to be happier and more optimistic as well and this leads to making healthier lifestyle choices, such as the foods they choose, how much they eat, the weight they lose and the exercise they incorporate into their lives.
Your key to health success or any success lies in the thoughts you think. As it says in the bible, “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.”
When you change how you think about yourself, your whole world will change, in fact, when you start from the premise that you are inherently loveable and worthwhile, you can then make diet and lifestyle choices that reflect this belief. You deserve it. Your choices made from a place of self-acceptance, self-compassion and worthiness, will provide you with the strength, eagerness and drive to take you right to a quality life of health and well-being.
Identifying your negative thoughts and then detaching from them will rewire your brain – change your brain. If you live with the mind-set that you are not worthy enough, you are programming your brain for more of the same. By taking an active role in changing the beliefs you have about yourself and your world, you are literally changing the way your neurons fire.
Remember, “Most facts are pure fiction in disguise, especially those you have adopted about yourself.” ~Dr. Walter Staples.