“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale
A Facebook Fan of Mazzastick contacted me yesterday about some challenges he was facing and he asked for my advice.
- He had issues with focus and concentration.
- Issues with lack of money.
- He had an internet addiction.
- He had issues with low self-worth and confidence in social situations.
Wow, where to begin.
There are so many avenues to go down when these types of issues show up in people, and believe me; they do show up a lot. From my point of view it all comes down to one thing – Overwhelm.
Overwhelm of the senses is happening to a lot of people and the reasons for overwhelm are many. The internet, as exciting as it can be, causes an extreme drain on the physical body. On top of that drain, there is the drain from the daily commute to and from work.
The toxins in our food and drink are making us sick. We don’t drink enough clean water every day. Our sleep is not sound and restful.
Our adrenal glands are fatigued due to the frenetic pace, the bombardment of the senses, and the violent energy that characterize our culture.
On top of that we have expectations from family and friends that we often feel obliged to meet. So, what to do about all these challenges?
First off, he is not alone because this is not an individual problem; it’s a collective one. I am an avid believe that in order to change our planet for the better, we need to change ourselves for the better. Personal growth needs to be a life-long commitment.
I do these things to maintain my health
- To clean up my diet by eating whole foods instead of processed foods.
- Drinking lots of water every day. Your urine should be a light yellow color. If it is dark, then drink more water.
- Daily exercise routine like weight lifting, walking, running.
- Get 8 hours of sleep every night or more if needed.
- Eliminate or reduce alcohol and caffeine.
- Stop people pleasing, it’s okay to say, “No”. Especially those people who say no to you.
- Create a passive income stream.
- Do breathing exercises.
- Read lots of books about spirituality, health and nutrition, and personal growth.
- Learn to become comfortable in social situations by going to lots of them.
- Use the internet and don’t let the internet use you.
- Schedule daily fun time and me time.
- Give yourself mini-breaks during the day to sit still and relax.
- Lighten up on yourself.
- Don’t give up.
- Sign up for personal coaching with me.
The list above is about learning to do two very important things.
1. Get your body in peak, optimal condition.
2. Give your body adequate time for rest, relaxation and fun.
Life is a journey and if you are like me you are headed in a direction that is more in alignment with who you really want to be. Do you know who you want to be?
Your higher-self is who you want to be. Your higher-self is the idealized version of who you really are. It takes time to get there. If you were born already there you wouldn’t have much of a reason to be alive.
So use the challenges that you face as a catalyst to get yourself to where you want to be. These challenges were put in place by you so that you can consciously ask yourself, “Is this who I really want to be?”
My Facebook fan would have to say “No” to that question and “Yes” to a new way of life.
I can point him in the right direction, but he has to walk the path.