Learning self care can give you confidence and power –
The power to be in control during a life-threatening situation.
It starts with self love.
Self-love is not simply a state of feeling good- it is an action. Self-love is a choice. It is a way of relating to yourself – being able to effectively communicate without harshly judging or punishing yourself. Standing up for what you need first without compromising your needs or values .
The type of love that actually contributes to our self-confidence and self-worth is based on realizing that we have unlimited courage- wisdom and compassion—just as we are.
Benefits of Self-Love
Research has shown that learning how to self-love is associated with-
- Less anxiety and depression
- Better recovery from stress
- An overall more optimistic outlook on life
- Interest in healthy behaviour changes
- Self-love is about accepting who you are, and respecting yourself.
What do you say to yourself when you look in the mirror?
In short, Self-love is how you view yourself and how you treat yourself.
An interesting experiment done by a Japanese scientist- Dr Masaru Emoto – Japanese businessman & author who claimed that human consciousness/ emotions could affect the molecular structure of water. One of his books: The Hidden Messages of Water, was a New York Times best seller.
In his book he talked about how showing love or hate drastically affected the structure of water.
When I was attending school at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition- We talked about Primary food. I thought the topic would focus on how eating certain foods are the keys to health- rather, it was focused on how our emotions influence our health overall.
The emotion of hate has been proven to dramatically affect our wellbeing!
Similar to how the water texture changes by the emotion- hate.
There are plenty of positive reasons to Eat well- Exercise & Sleep there is no one style to follow. We are all unique! However, IF we Hate the thought or taking actions first ..Our results? maybe not as favorable as we hope for.
Hating that diet or that exercise program could be the very reason you haven’t lost the ideal weight or feel good about your progress!
POINT: Find a program that feels Fun!
We have plenty of options..
“ Determination is the key to growth and the source of Strength”
Dr. Daisaku Ikeda.
Our drive or motivation is directly related to how we feel about ourselves and the choices we make.
Creating a Happier- Healthier lifestyle requires a determined mind followed by taking the best actions .
Best Health Actions!
Specific strategies with the Best tools to create a plan-track and monitor. Staying focused in all aspects of your health.
Respecting and giving Self Love First– is the Best primary action- in my opinion!
Tools – in creating Health
If there’s one thing the modern world can’t get enough of- it’s information.
The same is true for the health industry. Over the last few years, we’ve seen an explosion of New products to measure everything from your steps to your body fat percentage. While every techy tool may not be affordable many of them can be .
My favorite tools to have on hand are:
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Each one has an app that works with the scale and the watch… PLUS…
They communicate with each other!!
Bonus..the watch has a ton of exercises to choose from that provide every option possible!!
No gym membership required and its fun!!
Devices like the latest fitness watch pack several useful monitoring tools into a tiny square attached to your wrist. Your watch can- measure your heart rate- count your steps- estimate your calorie burn- and even perform an electrocardiogram. You can measure all of these metrics instantly throughout the day !
An excellent device for keeping up on your self care health.
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Trusted Health Professional
Self care is GREAT but without a skilled practitioner/coach, we could be in the dark with many aspects for our wellbeing.
It’s really important to understand how you feel and communicate confidently when you visit.
If it doesn’t make sense or you have questions? ASK.. if they are not open to discuss your questions- Keep looking for a practitioner that is patient and a good listener !
I am happy to say my Doctor is such a practitioner- Dr. Lindsey Harding
I’m interviewing her in a separate podcast (below) where we will discuss these topics and more. Please check it out.
Should you have any questions- Please direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org
A quote from Gilda Radner
While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die- whether it is our spirit our creativity or our glorious uniqueness.
Take good care of you and your loved ones..
Joyce C Wood, chhc