Today I have several questions for you:
What do you want to be different in your life or your
health this year?
What do you want to change?
Are you willing to change?
Recently I heard an interview of a remarkable gentleman
named Jett, and a particular phrase leaped out at me:
If you want things to change, you have to change!
As I coach people, I have discovered two major areas that
keep people from making the changes in their health that
The first is not knowing what to do, and in
many cases this appears as being overwhelmed with
information without the wisdom or discernment to know how
to apply it in a useful framework;
and the second—many have some
idea of what would make a difference, but fail to take the
steps necessary to create the results they desire.
In these weekly letters, we will seek to address both.
This week’s exercise will involve two steps: first, decide
what you want to be different for you this year—do you want
more energy? Better nutrition? Less stress? To release
weight? To feel better? To decrease your use of
Decide what you want.
Write it down.
Now rephrase it in present tense using “I am…” “I love…”
“I feel…” and write down a few such statements, or
affirmations, that describe how you want to be and feel
even though you may not actually be there yet.
Examples might include:
I awaken with joy and energy. I love how
I feel. I love my life.
I now lovingly nourish myself and release the weight I
no longer require.
Whatever you choose to write, read these statements at
least twice a day when you first arise and just before you
go to bed.
Second, ask yourself before going to bed tonight, what’s
one thing you could do tomorrow that would bring you closer
to what you want?
If an answer comes, great! Commit to
doing it. If not, go to sleep with the question open, and
see what comes to you when you awake.
Simple steps? Yes! Yet powerful tools that will assist
you in effecting any change you desire in your life.
Will you commit to doing this now? How about tomorrow? How
about each day for the next three weeks?
If you do, you will find you have begun a simple process that can be
applied again and again with huge results!
Talk to you again soon!
P.S. Last night while speaking with someone with depression
and heart trouble, I looked up this affirmation for heart
trouble in Louise Hay’s book Heal Your Body:
Joy. Joy. Joy. I lovingly allow joy to flow through my
mind and body and experience.
A great affirmation for all who struggle with stress,
health issues, or lack of joy!
Let me know your own experiences in the comments below!