“An affirmation opens the door. It’s a beginning point on the path to change.”
All things that we say to ourselves repeatedly in our thoughts and affirmation, whether they are positive or negative once repeated they are easily believed and ingrained in our soul. As you repeat the phrase with the intent, you are presented with the reality of it. What I mean by this is used this way we can actually change the way we view ourselves thus, changing the way we also act towards ourselves. We need to be careful and choose our words carefully. This will take time and practice being patient with yourself. Try phrasing your thoughts in the way of I know what I want….. I feel joy in….. I find solutions to challenges by….
Making the change
Making the change from the spiral of over medications, constant doctor appointments and surgery is extremely difficult. For whatever reason Blue Cross and other healthcare companies would rather pay for all that than pay for a personal trainer, nutrition coach, or a gym membership. It really boggles my mind. I love this picture because it speaks volumes to the people who are stuck with the decisions that other people make, which is not always the best decision at all. Medication and surgery are only going to do so much independently and without lifestyle changes eventually the medications will stop working, surgeries will continue to be necessary and your health will continue to decline. By making one small change, one small step you can shift, breaking the cycle and moving into a better way of living.
Stacie A. Zamperini M.Ed.