[SELF-TALK – shaping your health]

WOW! January is already almost done.

How are your resolutions going? Did you even make a resolution?
Maybe we are getting so used to failing at our decisions for improvement that we have stopped making resolutions.
I know for myself, it has already been a bit of a stop start kind a year. However I remain determined to see myself shed unwanted kilo’s and get in to better shape.
How are we going to make it happen? Let’s look at our self-talk.
We all talk to ourselves. It’s the words we use, when we talk to ourselves, however that have a big impact on which way our future is shaped.
The bible says,
8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. Phil 4:8

WHY? Why Would God want you to do this?

There is a popular, ‘party trick’ motivational & success leaders like to perform to show the effects of our thoughts and words. IT goes like this:
The person comes to the stage and is asked to think of something they think that they are awesome at doing.
Let’s say the subject says, ‘I am awesome at playing soccer’.
At this point the Leader on stage, would ask the person to raise their left arm (or right) and repeat the phrase, ‘I am awesome at playing soccer’ while at the same time pushing down on the raised arm.
The result? The arm stays up strong. Positive words equal strength.
Then the Leader, ask the subject on stage, to flip the phrase, to ‘I am terrible at playing soccer’, while again pushing down on the raised arm.
The result – a weakening in strength. Negative words equal weakness.
The truth is, I have done this hundreds of times with people. And it is true, every time the arm goes weak.
Why? because our words have power. Power to create, power to destroy.
So today, why not choose powerful & positive words to describe yourself, your situation, your …

Dr Theo Blöte