GREAT Morning SQUAD!
“You will always find evidence for what you choose to believe in.” – Unknown
When life gets stressful and anxiety escalates, many have a tendency to concentrate on everything that is going wrong. “I have no time for myself. I’ve ran out of shows to watch on Netflix. I have no time (or space) to workout.” But, when we give power to these false beliefs, they build momentum, and our negative thinking rises exponentially. This creates a self-fulfilling prophecy that can often lead to increased levels of pressure, anxiety and helplessness. What’s more, living in a state of chronic fear shrinks your brain, puts you in fight or flight and compromises your immune system! The way we see the problem IS the problem!
Here’s an example of what I mean: If you tell yourself you don’t have time to cook nutritious food, exercise or engage in self-care, you will undoubtedly find evidence to support those conclusions. On the other hand, if you commit to waking up early, exercising and eating healthy food, your mind will find evidence to help support those conclusions. It all starts with being honest with where you are at and crystal clear with where you intend to go. You’re only going to be able to achieve what you think you are capable of.
We have a unique opportunity during these uncertain times to shift our focus towards everything that is going right. To engage in authentic conversations with family and friends, read invigorating books, and practice the type of self-care that brings bliss to our lives. Our minds are VERY powerful machines. Our energy grows in the direction we place our attention towards. If you continually and deliberately expose yourself to false truths, negative beliefs and excuse-making, then you will start to think, feel, and act negatively. Conversely, if you consciously and intentionally take note of all of the good going on in your life, then you will start to think, feel, and act at a higher vibrational frequency!
While we don’t always have the power to change the situation, we DO have the power to choose how we RESPOND to that situation. Aristotle said it best: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.”
Enjoy what comes of today!