Are you a “glass is half full” or “glass is half empty” type of person?
At Vibrant Life Health Center, located in Mandarin/St Johns, we know that the way you think affects your health!
If you usually have a negative, pessimistic outlook on life, you will most likely suffer from higher levels of tension and anxiety.
Contrast that with having a positive outlook on life. If you are generally optimistic, your tension goes down and you feel stable.
Think of the negatives in life as roadblocks on a highway. Constantly fueling your mind with lies such as, “I’m no good,” “No one loves me,” “I?ll never change,” “Life is horrible,” “I’ll always have to take this medication,” inhibits your ability to successfully maneuver around those roadblocks and reach your full potential.
You need to positively SHIFT your thoughts into gear so that you can get beyond the roadblocks and continue driving through to your destination, optimum health and joyfulness in all areas of life.
How do you SHIFT your thoughts from negative to positive??
First, we suggest that you go to the One who created all things and find meaning in and through Him. Jesus Christ is the One who can transform your whole thought process (“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” 2 Corinthians 5:17)
Next, only use positive fuel for your mind. When you start to criticize the world, yourself, and others, thinking only of what is adverse and contrary, STOP! Replace that negative fuel with positive fuel. (“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things.” Philippians 4:8)
Finally, figure out what it is in your life that is holding you back from obtaining optimal health. Is there something you can change? If so, try to change that negative into a positive. If not, repeat the previous step.
Our thought process is so very important when it comes to our overall health. Not only will changing our pessimism into optimism benefit our health, but it will spill over into the lives of those with whom we have the greatest contact.
And that is a positive thing for everyone involved!