This principle doesnt just apply too finding the opposite sex either, it applies to all aspects of our lives, in particular our health.
How many of you have compromised a healthy action or decision because you feel negative. How many of you have eaten something you should not have, because you where feeling low ?
People who are on Free From diets, and this isnt just coeliacs, can feel very down and depressed about their symptoms and the fact their food is now limited. In fact the list we compiled in todays support groups was very negative:
Rejected - Cant socialise how I used too.
Frustrated - Cant eat the foods I used too.
Limited - Fed up being limited with choices
Resentful - Angry about poor health.
Exhausted - Knackered actually.
Isolated - Can't go to parties or events as can't join in with the food.
Deprived - Forced too not eat the foods I love.
Gosh, losts of negative thoughts there. Neelam explained that if we do feel even just one of the negatives listed, it can then effect how we project ourselves, and drag us down further, and even ruin a whole day or event (does that sound familar). Our subconscious minds will always try to keep us safe, and the route of least resistance, such as feeling low, takes a lot less energy, whereas making changes and being positive can appear to need more energy, so we avoid it.
It's all about positive thinking and affirmations, so we begin to believe we are ok and moving forward and with that comes a sense of achievement.
By making a decision to be positive about our health and our symptoms is a good place to start. Be the victim or the master. Visualise how you want to be for example, what you want to do again, where you want to be.
I found it very inspiring and really do think that having a positive outlook and working on not focusing on the negatives really can help get your life and health on track. It does mean you get more from your appointments with people like me too !
Mirror Holistic Life Coaching gave plenty of ideas and inspiration on how to do this, and we will be asking Neelam to come back and continue her positive techniques.