- I am easily offended or easily angered about things that really aren’t that big of a deal.
- It is difficult for me to receive positive feedback.
- I feel like I am on an emotional roller coaster more often than not.
- I find it hard to believe the best about others.
- I fall apart when situations turn out differently than I expected.
- I am fearful about many things and get anxious very easily.
Let’s be honest in saying that at least one—if not several of these—pertain to most of us. But that’s my point! We have become a society so focused on SELF that there’s often not much room for anyone or anything else in our lives.
The take away point I keep coming back to is…What you focus on GROWS!
Taking the focus off of yourself allows you to completely change the way you are thinking and what you are thinking about. And when you do this, you really can and will change your body chemistry. You really can change the way you respond and this really can positively impact the hormones that play major roles in whether or not your body loses extra weight it might be carrying.
When I started looking beyond myself and my own situation, things finally began to change for me in terms of weight loss. Yes I did start eating real food, and yes that was important in the healing of my body and the loss of 30+ pounds, but it was only one piece of the puzzle. I didn’t shed a ton of weight until I really started thinking about what I was thinking about and stopped focusing so much on myself and all of my “problems.” Once I stopped honing in on all of the negatives, I began to look on the outside like I felt on the inside: healed, healthy and whole.
So what will you choose to focus on today?
If you begin to focus on how you can help others versus all of the things that may not be perfect in your own life, you will have found the true antidote to self-centeredness: Humility.
And that my friends is one of the key components to living a healthy, balanced life.
Change your thoughts. Change your body chemistry. Change your life!
But in order to do that…you just might have to get over yourself! 🙂