What Do You Believe About Yourself?

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.” 
~Henry Ford

During the pandemic it’s become more clear to me than ever that our attitude and beliefs shape our lives.

I have a friend who is a wedding planner. When the lockdown began, she believed her business was over. Communications with her clients all but came to a screeching halt and she told me she “had to move back home.” She seemed utterly defeated. 

I recently met another wedding planner. When the lockdown began she helped her clients re-schedule everything. She connected with new venues in more remote areas where she guessed lockdown restrictions might be lifted sooner. She worked with her clients to make videos for their “future” wedding guests to share their story and help them all stay connected and excited about the event. She believed she could help her clients, and she did. As a result, she’s gained 8 new clients in the past month through referrals from her current clients. It’s the biggest bump in her business she’s ever experienced. 

What does this have to do with health and wellness? EVERYTHING!

What gets in the way of improving our health more than anything else are our beliefs about what we can and can’t do.

But beliefs are NOT reality. They are a pattern of thinking, a “habit of mind” that we have chosen.

And if we want to make changes to our health, it’s important to examine how, or if, our beliefs are serving our well-being.

If you’re interested in learning more about how you can address limiting beliefs, let’s chat! I offer a free Wellness Strategy Session where we will look at what’s getting in the way of you achieving you wellness goals and how to move past those roadblock. Contact me today to set up your free session.

Want to Know What Your Future Holds?

I read a great article by Benjamin Hardy the other day. The gist of it: Whatever you’re saying yes to today, determines your future self.

In other words, are you saying yes to binge-watching Netflix until late tonight? Or are you saying yes to getting to bed early so you can rest well and attune to your body’s natural healing rhythms? This choice impacts your future self. 

Are you saying yes to eating processed foods that ultimately make you feel like crap, or whole foods that make you feel grounded and nourished? This choice affects your future self. 

Are you orienting your mind and activities towards stress and worry, or taking steps to cultivate more calm and ease in your life? You get the idea.

As Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do.” So when we continue to say yes to habits and activities that don’t serve us, we know the consequences show up in our future. 

However, if we take the steps to create new and healthier habits, which includes making sure we get the support we need to make those changes, we know there’s a different future in store for us. A future that involves improvements in how we feel on all levels–physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. A future in which we experience more personal growth and development. And a future which gives us the health and energy to experience more of the life we want to live. 

What are you saying yes to today? What do you want to be saying yes to?