2016 is coming to a close and a new year is beginning which, in our culture, tends to designate a lot of new beginnings.
With this comes a time of reflection over what has happened during the past year:
- Did we accomplish what we set out to accomplish?
- Did we grow as a person? Are we better for it?
- Do our habits reflect the person we want to be?
Sometimes we feel good about these things, sometimes not so much.
So we then endeavor to do it better during the upcoming year.
But these are just arbitrary days and I have always felt that if at ANY TIME I am not being who I need to be, doing what I need to be doing, etc., to live up to my TRUE/BEST self, then I needed to take stock and switch gears.
What’s always shown up is that – where my thoughts are, my results tend to follow. My thoughts are what is creating my life and the results I am seeing in it. Both GOOD and BAD.
So let’s break this down:
Our THOUGHTS are what create our FEELINGS. Every thought we have generates a feeling of some kind. So if I am focusing on and THINKING about the STRUGGLE I am having with food and my weight, then my FEELINGS are going to about the struggle – and not positive.
FEELINGS that follow are ones of self hatred, hopelessness, frustration, sadness…..
Our FEELINGS drive our ACTIONS. If I am continuously having FEELINGS of self-hatred, hopelessness, frustration, sadness, my actions will reflect these feelings. These feelings don’t motivate me to go running (which I love to do normally), eat healthy, take care of myself, dress nicely…..
Our ACTIONS create our RESULTS. So if my feelings are negative and the actions are as mentioned above – the results I get lead to negative results, which then causes me to focus my thoughts once again on the struggle I am having with food and my weight. 🙁
So – if our THOUGHTS = FEELINGS and our FEELINGS = ACTIONS and our ACTIONS = RESULTS, what if we start to shift our thoughts to ultimately change our results?
For example, instead of focusing my thoughts on the struggle I was having with food and my weight, what if I began to think about how great if feels when I run, or when I treat my body with respect by eating foods that support it, or how grateful I am to have a body that works?!
My THOUGHTS will create more positive FEELINGS about my body and myself, which will drive my ACTIONS (I will feel more motivated to run, eat healthy, dress nicely, etc), which then leads to more positive RESULTS.
And then the cycle feeds on itself.
So this year instead of making New Year’s Resolutions – what if you just started to shift your thoughts to more positive ones?
What we resist, persists.
But what we love, loves us.
Our thoughts are powerful, so let’s put them to good use.
In the comments below, share just one thought you are going to shift this year and what result that will lead to. Writing it down makes it more real and will help you focus those thoughts around it.
We all spend a lot of time THINKING and it’s unavoidable. So why don’t we make those thoughts work FOR us vs. against us? 🙂
Happy New Year Everyone!
And if you want some help shifting that attention, schedule your FREE Food Freedom Clarity Session with me.