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  • Writer's pictureRena Alseth

Get your thoughts right, get your life right!

The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts. ~ Marcus Aurelius

Affirmations are sentences aimed to affect the conscious and unconscious mind. They should be positive and represent the person you are working to become.

February's affirmation of the month:

~ I am resilient. I am strong. I deserve to be healthy. ~

If you have downloaded the Core Achievement app or if you follow the Core Achievement Facebook page, you likely have been thinking about a question I proposed to you.

Are you a patient person?

As you read in that article, there are no quick fixes for achieving and maintaining your health and well-being. It takes dedication, motivation, patience, and structure.

Before you start your wellness journey, it is important to wrap your head around the fact that you WILL have to get uncomfortable, before you can get comfortable. If it were easy to be the best we can possibly be, everyone would be, and we wouldn’t have the tremendous number of unhealthy people in this country that we do.

Unfortunately, the conveniences we are afforded today have become so ingrained in our everyday life we just don’t like to get uncomfortable. In fact, most of us are comfortably miserable! We dream of being healthy, we tell ourselves things like, I will start my wellness program, tomorrow, or next week. But that day comes, and we just can’t seem to get out of our comfort zone. We either start and become impatient when we don’t see results as soon as we think we should, or we never even get started because it just seems daunting.

I’m here to tell you, you will not get healthier then you are now without effort. The kind of effort that requires you to look at things differently. Think about this:

Did you know that it’s estimated that you have an average of 50,000 thoughts go through your mind each day? These thoughts start out as words (language), then become pictures (an image or idea), this creates the 3rd and final dimension of the thought process which is emotion or how we feel. This 3-dimensional form of thought is called “self-talk” (the conversation we carry on with our self). This happens internally (subconsciously), and out load as well (consciously). Everyone does this. As mentioned above we have an average of 50,000 thoughts per day. Thoughts don’t just evaporate. They accumulate to become beliefs, whether they are true or not. WE BUILD OUR OWN BELIEFS WITH OUR OWN THOUGHTS. All beliefs are built the same way, they are built through the way we talk to our self. These beliefs become our reality. There is a formula that we know about how beliefs are built. That formula is: I(imagination) x V(vividness) = R(reality) (Vividness means anytime we get a clear picture, with emotion and have that picture repeated). It becomes our reality.

Did you know that we don’t record what is actually happening, we record light which is reflecting off of objects? So, we don’t even see with our eyes, we pick up light with our eyes. Then we tell ourselves what you think is happening. And that which we are telling our self is the reality that is being stored in the neuron of our brain. That becomes the truth to us. It’s important to realize that you don’t have to go through “that devastating hurt, or that comment by that person”, over and over again. All you have to do is think about it! We build the repetition of an event not by what actually happened during the event but by what we think about that happened during the event. We build our own reality with our own thoughts and those that other people are giving us.

I mentioned affirmations earlier in this blog. I mentioned them last month and will continue to communicate "positive" affirmations moving forward. Affirmations are statements of fact and are also known as “self-talk”.

It is important to note, however, that affirmations may not be true, they may not be positive, they may even be hurtful. For example, we may say to our self; “Well, that was stupid of me”, or “I can’t do that.” We are constantly saying affirmations to ourselves. And if you know how your subconscious works, you know it doesn’t argue! It accepts literally what you tell it! So, if you say; “No way”! It doesn’t say, yes there’s a way, it simply says okay, it won’t let you see it, it won’t let you find it, you behave like the way you’re telling yourself. It’s important to realize that we are telling ourselves dumb things sometimes, we scare ourselves, we’re putting ourselves down. People are constantly giving evaluations of themselves, of us, our children, etc. This is normal, everyone does it, they act as though they are an authority. But here’s the most important thing to remember. It doesn’t become reality until you agree to it, you have to give sanction to it before it becomes your reality.

You must control your self-talk, or it controls you! It controls your mood, it controls your future, it controls your hope. You need to talk to yourself with respect, be constructive and loving to yourself and yes, if necessary, talk yourself into the right mood!! ~The information provided in this blog comes directly from Dr. Lou Tice, of the Pacific Institute~

You are resilient! You are strong! You deserve to be healthy! And it's okay to get uncomfortable for a little while so you can be all that you are meant to be!

Trust me, it's worth it.

Keep reading each month for more bit’s & tip’s on lifestyle and behavior!

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