The Toughest Muscle To Train: Your Brain

It is estimated that humans have over 6,000 thoughts per day.  My husband will tell you that’s more like an hourly estimation in this house 😊 but the total isn’t relevant, it’s the percentage of thoughts based on the truth that we need to care about.

We tell ourselves some pretty hairy stories.  We say things about ourselves that we’d never say to anyone else. Which one fits you?  I’m not good enough.  I’ll be happy when I lose 10 lbs.  I don’t deserve to get that promotion.  He, she or they will love me if I look better.  How many of the 6,000 thoughts per day do you have about yourself and how many of those are self-deprecating and why?  Seriously, why?  How’s that working out for you?

Somewhere along the way, you were told something terrible that you believed.  And then the ego went and searched for dozens, if not hundreds or thousands of data points to reinforce those limiting beliefs but did you ever fact check them? Where is the proof that you aren’t good enough or that you aren’t capable of being happy right now?  Go ahead and dig it up…I’ll wait.

You can’t find it.  The truth is that those stories were never true.  And you cost yourselves dozens, if not hundreds or thousands of joyful moments because you allowed the story to continue to breathe.  What waters, grows, right?  So just as you chose to believe the story, choose to believe the opposite.  You are good enough.  Perfectly good in fact.  You are happy now.  You DO deserve that promotion.  Your love is meant for someone else.  Whatever the story is, it’s time to change the narrative.  The meaning.  The choice starts and ends with you and it’s a lot easier to flip the switch than you think.

Retraining your brain takes some commitment but it’s not hard once you know what to look for.  My clients have these principles woven into their coaching programs because I firmly believe that the mind/body/soul approach to health and wellbeing is the only way to make lasting changes. So get started, you’ve got too much living to do to waste any more time on these old, dusty stories…

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