Shift Your Focus & Win The Battle

DO YOU OFTEN THINK, “WHY DID I DO THAT?”

Perhaps this answer may help you. There is something going on inside your mind (and usually it is you battling internally with your beliefs, emotions, and thoughts). When there is conflict, you often have confusion, which causes you to make poor choices.

EXTERNAL MANIFESTATIONS OF an INNER BATTLE

Perfectionistic tendencies, destructive eating habits, weight gain, excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, gossiping, cynical attitude and bitterness, or any habit that does not foster health in mind, body and soul are all manifestations of an internal battle.

WHEN YOU THINK OF MAKING A CHANGE

You start an internal dialog, which can create internal conflict.

Understand how your brain works.

You can minimize this conflict by gathering information and considering the benefits of making that change. You can never go wrong with seeking knowledge and gaining wisdom because it allows you to gain clarity.

your mind is your “dark place”- shine some light

What are you struggling with right now? What are you thinking about all the time? Write it down (bring it into the light) and then shift your focus.

YOU ACT BECAUSE YOU WANT to ease the disCOMFORT

Your thoughts make you feel, and often when you feel (sad, unhappy, frustrated, etc.) you do things to make you feel better, happier (buy a pair of shoes, eat some ice cream, smoke a cigarette, go to the bar, etc.). With repetition, these actions become your new habits.

break the habit of thought-feeling-action

Use some psychological and neuroscientific tools to help you to better process your emotions (feelings).

Heal your emotional pain with God’s love.  When you take your burdens and lay them at God’s feet, you set yourself free. Free to live a life of abundant health, joy and prosperity.

your burdens are weighing you down

Your burdens of unmet expectations (dissatisfaction), broken relationships, unfulfilled dreams and remembered hurt can all combine to block your success.

Feeling dissatisfied? The solution is to examine your values and beliefs.  Are you living a life that reflects your values and beliefs? 

If the current obstacle in your life is what you are focusing on, try shifting your focus to God and see how that change in perspective opens up the window and lets the light in to give you the clarity and solution (s) you need.

Find out what Reverend Matthew Harrington had to say about this post.

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Susan Regisford, MD is a faith-based holistic wellness coach who works with you to create a custom wellness plan. Through one-on-one sessions, she helps you define goals to achieve total health. Connect with Susan to schedule your first free 15-minute consultation today.
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