Everyone has health goals they want to meet for a variety of personal reasons. Some people know there is a history of specific conditions in their family while others want to lose weight, lower their risk of cardiovascular conditions or simply become more fit. While there are physical regimes and practices that can assist you with your goals, you first have to be in the right mental place.
The biggest issue with getting healthy is that if you can’t change your mental picture of yourself from unhealthy, overweight or ill then you will not be able to achieve your desired health goals. It is a lot like the process I outline in my book, “The Law of Sobriety” when it comes to changing addictive behaviors. For addicts they have to see themselves as successfully sober in order to truly achieve that goal for a lifetime.
Health is absolutely no different. There is a way to prepare your mind, using the Law of Attraction, to bring in the positive energy you need to live a healthy life. This doesn’t mean you will never have illness or never have challenges, but it means that you create the mental and physical environment to lead the healthiest lifestyle possible.
To use the Law of Attraction in building a healthy, positive mental picture of your life start with the following:
1. Understand your emotional state is directly related to your physical state.
When you are mentally healthy, happy and positive you create an energy that can be used by your entire body to heal, maintain health and change your life for the better. When people are sad, depressed, anxious or negative, all emotional conditions commonly associated with poor health, the body immune system and healing abilities are greatly decreased. Changing the emotional state from negative to positive will ramp up the body’s ability to heal itself.
2. Recognize medicine can only do so much.
If you do not have the will, desire or positive belief that you will become healthy you will not become healthy. This is not an assumption; it is a well-documented fact known as the placebo effect. If you think you are going to get better you are much more likely to achieve your goals than if you think you are destined to remain ill or that you are unable to achieve health. Medicine will help, but you have to believe and see yourself as a healthy individual for the maximum power of the medical treatment to be seen.
3. See stress is generated by negative thoughts and energy.
Dismissing negative thoughts and replacing them with positive energy and thoughts eliminates stress in our lives. When we are not under stress, which all starts with those negative states, our bodies are magnificent healing systems. Eliminating negative thoughts during recovery will not only speed up the process but it will prevent stress for taking over our lives.
We can think ourselves healthy; people do it all the time. However, these people all have the gift of being able to believe, really believe, that they have the power to heal. We just need to learn how to tap into that ability through positive thoughts and energy and trust in our own ability to have health and happiness in our lives.
Sherry Gaba LCSW, a psychotherapist and life, love and recovery coach, is featured on Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of The Law of Sobriety, which uses the Law of Attraction to help people recover from addiction; she is also a contributor to Conscious Entrepreneurs, and to several e-books: Empowerment Manual: Finding Purpose with Intention, Filling the Empty Heart: 5 Keys to Transforming Love Addiction. The e-books Relapse Prevention and Eliminate Limiting Beliefs can be downloaded free of charge at www.sherrygaba.com. Contact Sherry for webinars, teleseminars, coaching packages and speaking engagements.
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