Updated: May 15
Could you be one of the millions of people DESTROYING your mental and physical health without even realising it? It's not your fault.
So many of us aren't even aware of the words we speak because we're often on auto-pilot. We all have tough days and when I do, I need to remind myself to reframe my words and make better choices.
Learning to improve my emotional state and way of thinking has been a crucial part of my wellness journey and an important coping mechanism for alleviating the symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis, an autoimmune condition, also known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease which I've lived with for 20 years.
For so long I had no idea how destructive my inner and outer dialogue was until my condition showed up and forced me to take a confronting look at myself.
And I learned that words have power and a direct impact on physical and mental health.
It's important to understand that when you have a thought for long enough it becomes your belief, your reality. This is why it is crucially important to use words the right way so we can enjoy positive growth, healthy relationships and good health.
Today I'd like to show you how to create a new dialogue designed to enhance your health, and well-being on both a mental and physical level. You'll be surprised how a few tweaks can make a tremendous difference to your life.
SO ARE YOU EXCITED? LET'S BEGIN!
COMMON PHRASE NO. 1 "I'M SO BUSY"
Almost always, when I speak to a someone these days and ask how they are they say "I've been SO busy, I've got so much going on, it's been non-stop, I haven't had a chance to sit down for a minute".
Do you often feel the pressure to be ultra-productive even if it runs you into the ground? So many of us are conditioned to feel that we need to be the perfect partner, parent, friend AND have the perfect career, image and lifestyle.
The truth is adult life means we ALL have to manage work, partners, home, kids, exercise, family, friends, study, hobbies - the list goes on.
When we have a lot going on, the way we communicate with ourselves and others in our day-to-day life plays a major role in how we feel - and ultimately how we cope with "life". While the occasional deadline or a bit of extra pressure from time-to-time will happen, a consistent, prolonged feeling of frustration and stress from feeling under the pump and as though you're not meeting your expectations of your ideal life will at some point take it's toll.
Here are some easy suggestions to help shift your mental space. Continue using these positive, uplifting phrases until they become second nature and watch how much more at ease you feel as you go about your day.