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Your thoughts affect how your body feels.

How do you want to feel? The consistent thoughts you have in your mind can either contribute to your energy and vitality or they can contribute to your digestive problems



Sometimes your self-talk is really clear:


"My skin/hair/body is gross."

"Ugh, I look fat."

"I'm so stupid."

"I can't ever..."

"I hate myself."

"I always say the wrong things."


Other times, it's more subtle, so you have to dig below your behaviors to uncover what you really believe about yourself.


If you find yourself stuck in habits that are leading you away from your goals, examining your beliefs may be helpful. If you find yourself hating who you are or your body, examining your beliefs is vital. You cannot bring healing and restoration to a body you hate.


How do you find out what you really believe when your subconscious mind makes up to 95% of your brainpower?? You can start by looking for and identifying behaviors that don't align with what you want your life to look like.


Examples:

  • Not following through with goals, projects or desires

  • Feeling overwhelmed at the thought of change

  • Chronic binge eating and feeling sick afterward

  • Feeling too embarrassed or ashamed to ask for help

  • Never crying

  • Won't allow others to have negative emotions; you have to "fix" other's problems

  • Explosive anger

  • etc.


A therapist, health coach or friend may be able to help you dig beneath your behaviors, but only you can ultimately identify what those core beliefs are that sabotage your ability to create the life you desire.


Starting out:


Right now, it is enough to know that your beliefs affect your body and mind. Be on the lookout for toxic self-talk. You may want to add affirmations to your daily routine. Affirmations are statements that reflect what you want to believe is true. Reading and reciting affirmations are a great way to shift your internal beliefs about yourself and what you are capable of. Remember that your body believes what your mind tells it.


You can use affirmations written by others or create your own by writing in the present tense. Write things that make you feel excited about yourself and your life! You will become what you believe about yourself.


"I am strong and supported!"

"I am never alone."

"I am 100% worthy of a life I love, so I make decisions that move me toward my goals."

"I make any changes needed to create the life I want."

"I always do my best."

"I am patient, gentle and kind with myself and others."

"I am becoming more confident every day."


Read or recite your affirmations every single day to help rewire your subconscious mind.

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