There are many days in life where I struggle with stressors, especially recently. Realizing my body is not healthy is a sad fact to face, especially when I try and nourish my body to the best of its ability with healthy foods and fitness.
It’s not fun to face the cold hard truth that despite my efforts to appear healthy, I am not. The eating disorder has placed a lot of mental struggles in my life, but I won’t let these things effect my outlook of positive thinking.
The body and mind are more connected than we can begin to understand. When we place negative beliefs, and angry thoughts into our minds, our bodies will feel these negative emotions and simply won’t feel as good.
I truly believe that a positive mind and thoughts will make a happier and healthier body. And that our thoughts have a lot of power over how our bodies act and respond.
When I focus on the bad things happening, my thoughts worsen, and I struggle more. I also will notice that “bad things” keep happening. It’s because I am focusing more on the negative things in life. When I switch it around to all the positive things happening around me, I feel like beautiful things are occurring and that there is so much good out there.
I have so much to be thankful for; loving parents, food in my frige, a roof over my head, and many more. I chose to not focus on the negative because it means I struggle more mentally and physically. I put a smile on my face and know that there are better days out there.
I know that know everyday is not going to be perfect, and I won’t pretend that these negative days don’t exist. For every struggle you overcome you become a stronger person out of it. You live and you learn from your experiences. I believe everything will get better if you believe in the possibility that things will get better.
It is possible for things to turn around and your situation will get better. I take out negative words from my vocabulary, like “I can’t” or “I’ll never be able to…”. Sometimes I slip and these thoughts happen, but the beauty of positive thinking is that we have the power to change these thoughts for the better.
Start seeing the beauty in everyday life. Change a negative thought into a positive one. Shifting these thoughts relax the body (less stress) and change our moods. Your energy increases by imagining and choosing what life would be like healthy, instead of basing that choice on your fear of being unhealthy.
Even the smallest changes you make equal a big step in the future and the successes you will have. The way you perceive yourself is everything.
Do you believe in the power of positive thinking?
Name one positive thing about your life.