There is great benefit in taking the mask of that we were and truly look at who or what we are. Without awareness of what is there, how can change begin. As Louise Hay was quoted. "You can not clean the house if you can't see the dirt" How true is this. I would also say, it is difficult to see the valley if we are not on the mountain.
Taking time out to see both the highs, and lows of life, and who we act to be in the world of interactions is essential to see if we are being who would truly choose to be if we were aware!!
What I suggest with clients are a few things in sequence, outlined in this download for you to take away and reflect on. While any time is a good time, it is suggested taking regular ideally 5 minutes each day and hour once a week, half day a month, and a full day a half year. Considering how much that happens in a year, take a serious time out and be alone, or at least semi secluded and truly see how much you have evolved over the year that has gone.
The original sources of these ideas include Stephen Covey; Anthony Robbins, Depak Chopra, Louise Hay, Several Self Help books, that have blended in my mind over the years.
Wellness is our birthright. Unless we are born with a disability or genetic error we create over time our own disabilities. The foods we eat, the drinks we choose, stress levels we create, and our thoughts we engage in. Each of these contribute to our well being, or lack of it. Complete the assessment below and consider where you fit in the spectrum of well being, if you don't like it, get help sooner rather than later.
Being able to accurately read a product's label is a skill well worth investing in. Not everyone has the skill and ability to make things from scratch and so pre made products can be extremely useful. This includes foods that not many would be able to access or make easily such as milk, bread, and the like.
The label reading document goes through the various parts of reading a label, and what one needs to consider when comparing products.
Voices in our heads
When we ‘hear’ ourselves think, plan or create, or anything really, it is like having a bunch of people constantly with us talking to us, with us and giving their view of the world as each ‘voice/person’ sees it. Each voice or person has its own role to play in the creation or storage of knowledge; memories and our overall interpretation of the world we live in. Each voice seems to have the capacity to think, integrate new information with previous experiences an image or dream.
Most people are aware of their voices as they are just there, and we don’t seem to be able to get away from the noise they make. Information in the conscious mind goes on like a chattering commentary of how things are according to how each ‘voice’ sees it and so, it is possible to have any number of voices giving their opinion about a single event. Very often these voices take on a position or view based on the dominant character we inherited or were exposed to such as the critic, the analyst, the thinker, or the child.
The layering effect of recurring evidence (repeated scenarios of a similar theme) adds weight to the core perceptions we develop and concretised the beliefs we have about ourselves. To help clarify this, think back to a scenario of things falling into place – you applied for a job and you were successful. The voices that come to mind could be celebratory from your parents or friends; a significant other who always told you “You could do anything you set your mind to!” These voices confirm and re-inforce the belief you can achieve and receive.
If on the other hand you had experiences of being unsupported, or self-doubt, the voice that comes up could be one questioning “How did it happen that you got the job?” or “How long you are going to keep it?” The voices are merely a reflection of our self-perception and self-belief and with this knowledge we can gain insight into how we view ourselves and what we project to the world.
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How do you really feel? This form - Symptom Record is one I use to help identify body system reactions, and the possible triggers. To complete
This form is invaluable to help identify a possible food and symptom relationship or pattern. I encourage you to print out a few pages of it and over the time see if you can identify common threads. Be sure to ask for help to identify the cause and minimise the time of ongoing issues. If changes can happen sooner rather than later, you can get your health back on track much quicker. A win, I would say. Food and Symptom record.
This is an extension of the Wellness in a Nutshell eBook. Work through the segments, and see where your current weak spots are then ask for help from the most appropriate support provider. Wellness in a Nutshell Worksheet
Stress! A word that gets bantered around easily and frequently! It is the body’s natural response that instantly kicks in when the mind or the body senses a potential danger to its self. With this in mind, literally, the mind can play great games with its self and remember or imagine possible scenarios which could, kind of, maybe, somehow cause us harm. Emotional, psychological or physical dangers are all the same to the mind and so it instructs the body to prepare it’s to defend its self. Doctors know stress can kill, and we know it can make us sick, and often, because our body’s ability to adapt, we get used to living with it. We lose our ability to feel our stress levels and unknowingly cause self harm.
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Awareness of where you and your body is at the moment is important, It is the first step.
Complete the stress assessment worksheets to see where you are at.
Ask for help, depending on where you require support and guidance
Start to move forward towards the level of wellness desire to have.
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