We rationalize and fill our minds with self limiting beliefs about how long it's going to take… to lose weight, to get our blood pressure down, to heal and repair, to change negative relationships, lifestyles, or diet…to find love, joy and happiness.
The reality is, and the beauty and the curse is, that we all have free will. We are the only species on the planet that has free will; the choice to choose at every moment every thought, what we are going to do, think, and feel. Yes, we even choose how we are going to feel about something.
We can follow our amygdala primitive brain and react based on history and past experience, or we can choose to think differently and take our mind in a different place. We can choose loving, nourishing, self-affirming thoughts and actions, or we can choose fear, worry, doubt and chaos.
Food is the foundation that gives you the ingredients needed to nourish your body; but if your mind is not in the right place, you won’t be able to digest it. Choosing stress makes it physiologically impossible to digest your food, lose weight or to heal and repair. Diet is the food you eat; nutrition is what is derived from the food. Nourishment is not just physical; it’s mental, emotional and it’s spiritual.
Here’s some food for thought. How will you choose today? How will you make two minutes count? What choices will you make today as far as your food, relationships, thoughts and actions? Will you choose love? One of my mentors said to me recently, “Change takes only as long as you choose.”
About Lisa Jackson, RN, CHC, RYT
Author of SavvySecrets: Eat, Think & Thrive, Seven Steps to Optimal Health; Lisa’s mission is to inspire wellness through speaking, writing, coaching and yoga dance.
Lisa is the Executive Director of an Integrative Wellness Program for an oncology group in Bethesda, MD; she is part of the New Self Health Movement, the International Health Coach Association, and the Wellness Inspired Network. Lisa is the mother of four adult children, a grandmother, and believes that optimal health should not be a secret!