March 6, 2022
Whatever you’re trying to achieve, you must always fight negative self-talk that tries to convince you that you’re destined to fail.
Whatever your mindset is, it tends to end up coming true.
Staying positive and maintaining a mindset of confidence, determination, and hope can help you overcome challenges.
It is amazing how the mind wanders... how it winds its way around all the stimuli that is presented to us in a day. We can be diverted down this path or that road by the sights we see, thoughts we have, the events of our communities and our many responsibilities. Even the moods and energies of the people around us, can make it hard to follow our inner compass. It is easy to stray away from what our true passions are, what our goals were. Sometimes, we get so far down the path, with all its detours, we have a hard time remembering why we wanted to journey down the path in the first place! This is when it is very good to have a inner map or clear insight! This is where having a goal, vision or strong mindset is so important!! It helps you stay on track and confident towards a positive outcome!!
Wednesday, we will ponder or discuss looking at your map again, the reasons behind our goals and journeys. The "Why" you wanted to take the journey in the first place. When you are feeling lost or on a detouring path, what is the strong internal desire that will get you back on the right track again? We will create a supportive space to look at mindset, the determination to dig deep or reignite our belief if self worth . We will also discuss how having a positive mindset is so much better for our physical and mental health.
Below are also some links and information regarding how water and sugar effect our health. When we can tackle some of the basic health strategies, we feel empowered to keep going!!!!
Positive Thinking: Stop negative self-talk to reduce stress
Positive thinking helps with stress management and can even improve your health. Practice overcoming negative self-talk with examples provided. By Mayo Clinic Staff
Is your glass half-empty or half-full? How you answer this age-old question about positive thinking may reflect your outlook on life, your attitude toward yourself, and whether you're optimistic or pessimistic — and it may even affect your health.
Indeed, some studies show that personality traits such as optimism and pessimism can affect many areas of your health and well-being. The positive thinking that usually comes with optimism is a key part of effective stress management. And effective stress management is associated with many health benefits. If you tend to be pessimistic, don't despair — you can learn positive thinking skills.
Oh my goodness! This is such a good video, very inspiring! (16 minutes)
The health benefits of positive thinking...
Researchers continue to explore the effects of positive thinking and optimism on health. Health benefits that positive thinking may provide include:
Increased life span
Lower rates of depression
Lower levels of distress and pain
Greater resistance to illnesses
Better psychological and physical well-being
Better cardiovascular health and reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease and stroke
Reduced risk of death from cancer
Reduced risk of death from respiratory conditions
Reduced risk of death from infections
Better coping skills during hardships and times of stress
It's unclear why people who engage in positive thinking experience these health benefits. One theory is that having a positive outlook enables you to cope better with stressful situations, which reduces the harmful health effects of stress on your body.
It's also thought that positive and optimistic people tend to live healthier lifestyles — they get more physical activity, follow a healthier diet, and don't smoke or drink alcohol in excess.
Good hydration and The Bite of Sugar
The Top 8 Benefits of Drinking Water
Lose weight. Water is a natural appetite suppressant and, if consumed before a meal, can reduce your overall calorie intake.
No more migraines.
Get your groove on.
No more aches.
8 glasses a day, keeps the doctor away.
7 Day Challenge - Drink 16 oz. of water every morning before coffee or food. You most likely will experience some, if not all, of these benefits! See article below
8 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Eat Sugar
Your brain suffers.
You want to eat more.
Skin ages faster.
Excess sugar is stored as fat.
Your cells pay a steep price.
You get hooked.
Stress eating begets stress.
Energy surges, then bottoms you out, leaving you feeling lethargic.
What is one thing you could do for you health this week to help you feel successful and empowered?