We are doing part 2 of our Destress and Detox series. We will dig a little deeper into mindset and how we need to continue to make this a priority as we detox and destress our mind, body, and soul. Mindset is where we begin to build that strong foundation on the path of health and wellness.
I want to share with you how I am utilizing this in my personal life. As many of you know I had a car accident in January 2020. I wish that the effects were done and over with already. However, I struggle with this in every aspect of my life as I work to take care of my mind, body, and spirit as I heal. I want to speak to my struggles with mindset in particular.
When the accident first happened I was devastated and my first thoughts were of course about how I was going to pay bills and take care of myself and my responsibilities. Donald of course was worried more about my physical injuries and mindset so he looked me in the eyes and said that I need to rest and take care of myself and he would do everything that he needed to make sure we were ok. That is when my mindset about our relationship changed and when my mindset about love and more importantly self love changed. I realized that I had to put my healing first and that would mean doctor appointments, phone calls, and rest.
If you are a headstrong independent person you may be able to relate when I say this was not easy. It required me to do a complete mindset shift and to show myself some love at the most fundamental level. I had to acknowledge that I needed help and then accept that help from others. I think this was an important life lesson that I had to learn the hard way. I want to encourage you to learn from others and especially from your elders so that you don’t have to learn things the hard way. Although, I can understand and relate when it comes to learning as I rarely forget the lessons that I had to learn on my own.
We get the chance every single day to change our mindset and improve our lives for the better. I want to encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity and dig a little deeper into your thoughts and desires as you make your plans for this year. Consider where you want to be in one week, one month, one year, and beyond. Then take some time to create a manageable action plan to achieve these goals. Write your goals down and make sure they allow for mistakes and changes as you learn and grow throughout the process.
Once we make up our minds our bodies will be willing to cooperate. We can of course continue to go though the motions or stick to our old habits. Just keep in mind that if we want to grow we need to change our mindset and plan to create lifestyle changes. I am choosing to create a positive mindset about my healing journey. I am thankful that I have access to the resources I need to fully heal my body and become stronger than ever. I will make a full recovery and I am starting with my mindset.
What are you manifesting for yourself? How are you going to make that happen? What mental blocks do you have that are getting in the way?
Consider that you may need to write down your goals. You may need to share them with a loved one. You may even need guidance and accountability of a trained professional to reach your goals. This is OK. Make a plan that works for you and stick with it.
Now I am onto the next step of my healing journey because I am having hip surgery next week. I was upset and dreading my surgery the day I found out. Donald again looked me in the eyes and said that this was just the next progression in my healing journey and that I should be excited. I have to admit that was hard to hear and again I had to realign my mindset to one of healing, love, and gratitude. I was reminded by my chiropractor to not give up even if the surgery does not help. Positive psychology was my favorite class at ASU and I am finding more and more uses for it as I remember the healing power of mindset. I will fully heal and I will do whatever my healthcare professionals prescribe and I will uphold my end of the treatment such as physical therapy and follow up appointments. I want to encourage you to share with us what your journey looks like and how we can support you in your health goals.
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Christie Rose, BBA, HC