Sunday, February 1, 2009

You Are What You Think

I get a newsletter in my email daily from Jordan Rubin, a naturepathic practitioner, author of a few books, and owner of the company Garden of Life products. He often has very good advice that I like to follow, and articles I like to print out and save to pass on to others. Today we are living in such tough times that we need a little lift, and need to try some things that will get us through the rough spots. We need hope, prayer, and some positive things to help us on our daily journey. This I found worth posting for every one.

Advice for Healthy Living
You Are What You Think

"For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he." (Proverbs 23:7)
What you do and say begins with what you think and believe. In the pursuit of perfect health, it's important to remember that the mind greatly influences the body and spirit. The human mind is a complex and wonderful "machine," sometimes referred to as the most powerful computer ever built. Like computers, we can process, store, and share information. And like computers, the information we put out is only as good as the data we put in: Garbage in, garbage out.
In most cases, the things we say and do begin with what we think. We can choose which information we accept and allow to become part of our way of thinking. In fact, we create many of our own problems through negative thinking, bad decision making, and poor dietary choices. By choosing positive, enriching ideas over negative, damaging ones, we significantly improve our mental health.
These choices, both positive and negative, directly influence our bodies and our spirits; a fact that reinforces the role the mental process plays in our overall health.

Jordans tip of the day:
Although it may seem counterintuitive, talking to yourself can make you more sane! But it's what's said that counts! We all try to be encouraging to our friends and family, but what do we say to ourselves? Give yourself a "Good job!" or "Way to go!" every once in a while and watch your mood brighten and your confidence grow.

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