Nothing else in your experience responds as quickly as your own physical body to your patterns of thought.
For the first time in two years, my body let me know just before Thanksgiving that I was not following my own advice about loving myself for optimal wellness.
In other words, I was sick over the holiday.
The reminder to tend to my own self-care was actually a message I’d been getting for several weeks.
But I had exciting things underway with travel for a business mastermind retreat, professional photo session, and VIP day with my coach where we created plans for me to launch a new website on December 13, start a new Love Your Way Slim coaching program on January 7, and hold a beachside retreat for 8 women in Charleston, South Carolina, in April. Plus my folks were arriving for five days to celebrate Thanksgiving.
I was focused on “doing.” And it felt like “too much” happening at once.
There is so much more to wellness than checking your workout off your “to-do” list and eating relatively healthy foods.
A significant part of optimal wellness is believing in your wellness and your capacity to deal with any outer situation.
The purpose of life is to give you a chance to be the
grandest version of the greatest vision ever you held
about Who You Are. When challenges arrive, then,
move straight to clarity: This is what you came for.
Now rise to this occasion, and know that you have
every resource with which to create the right and
The good news is not feeling well forced me to take some time to “Be.” I used the time to rest, meditate, spend quality time with my family, and read a book that felt like the next logical step in my own spiritual development.
And I focused on what I know.
- Almost all illness and injury is evidence of being out of balance and is temporary. Wellness is your natural state of being.
- You are unique, powerful, gifted, resourceful, and loved. A great part of optimal wellness is seeing yourself that way.
- You are never, ever, given a challenge you cannot overcome.
I am grateful that my body gave me a great reminder to take the time to rest and reflect on my beliefs about myself, what I am capable of, and what I deserve, and to tap into what is really important to me.
How are your current beliefs impacting your optimal wellness? Are they helping you be the “the greatest vision ever you held about Who You Are?”
If not, how do you need to change how you think about you?
Together we can do it!