I write a short contribution on health to a local magazine where I live. I did tell you where I live is the sweet spot of the universe didn’t I. Ya it is. I live in the foothills at the base of Pikes Peak in the Rocky Mountains. It’s beautiful. Anyway, back to the magazine. This time, the theme of the magazine is Imagine. I thought this might be a good topic for the blog this week. Have you spent time defining what your life will look like when you improve the way you live with Hashi’s?
No. Well, imagine your life!
When I was stuck, beating my head against the wall doing the same thing over and over again hoping for a different outcome, I did not have an idea of what I wanted for my healthy life.
I was so focused on the way I felt in the moment.
Every pain, every handful of hair lost, every pound gained, every hour of sleep that didn’t help to relieve my fatigue was exactly where I was paying attention.
It’s hard not to.
I didn’t know that things could change.
I had no idea that there was a better life waiting for me on the other side of healing.
You may not believe it yet but for just one second, let’s say that there is.
And because your focus isn’t there yet, let me help you paint that picture of what it could be like.
Let’s start with the things that are limiting your life.
What are you experiencing now that is impacting living your best life?
Lack of energy?
List all of these out on a piece of paper.
Now start crossing them off.
Don’t worry that you don’t know how to do it yet. Just cross them off.
They are all resolved in your healthy place. All of them.
Doesn’t that feel wonderful.
Ok, let’s go big.
What are you missing from your life currently that you would like back?
Don’t overthink it.
Don’t let the fact that you don’t know how to heal yet get in the way.
Just write it down on your paper.
What dreams did you have for yourself that you have let go of?
Now this isn’t just because of your illness. This could be due to just being a woman and not having yourself as a priority.
Think about it.
Let go of the feelings of selfishness and just tap in.
Take everything you wanted for your life, despite the people in your life, despite your current job, etc.
What did you want for yourself that hasn’t come to pass?
Write that down.
Ok, next one.
Who do you want to be for your family without sacrificing your whole self?
Write that down.
Did you temper your answers because of your illness or because you thought you wanted too much?
If you did, go back and revise your answers.
I don’t think it is good limiting what you want for yourself.
When you are done, take those ideas and put them into a paragraph that describes your thoughts.
Start with “This is what I want for my healthy life”.
And when you have that done, hang it up somewhere where you can see it every day.
This is always the first step in the healing process.
It will define every step you take and your focus to stay the course.
You just imagined your life.
And, you just started the healing process.