Thoughts become actions and actions produce results.
With that in mind, it stands to reason that healthy thoughts ignite healthy actions, which in turn produce healthy results!
Here follow 6 steps toward healthy thinking, from none other than Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, giving you a good start to 2012!
6 Steps Toward Healthy Thinking
Step 1: The Truth. Keep it honest. When we tell the truth, we unleash the forces of positive change. Being in denial, coming up with excuses, rationalizations and untruths may feel like it’s working in the short run, but it comes with a great cost. It limits the possibility of change.
Step 2: Be Aware of Your Thoughts. The first step to being in control of your eating habit patterns is to begin to be aware of your thoughts and gain control of your mind. That’s right… you are controlling your mind. No one else!
Step 3: Commit. Commitment is about pledging, promising, taking a vow. It’s about being loyal, dedicated, having allegiance to and faith in oneself.
I never thought I’d be quoting football coaches, but as football legend Bill Parcell’s points out, “Commitment is about giving your all to every play. It’s about choosing the right path; not the easiest one.”
Step 4: Practice Awareness/Mindful Eating. Although many of us are intellectually aware of what ‘consciousness’ refers to, we have not yet made the leap that integrates this type of awareness into our own mouths! In order for ‘consciousness’ to permeate our lives, we need to experience it (as opposed to intellectualizing it).
Step 5: Seek Support. No man is an island unto himself. Ask for help from friends, family, and/or support groups!
Step 6: Motivate Daily. Zig Ziglar said it best, “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” Stand in front of the mirror each and every day and remind yourself that you can do it!
How will you move toward health in 2012?
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