As we are packing up our house to move I stumbled across things from the past-books, journals and pictures. I barely recognize the person in those pictures. So much has changed in the past few years. I went from being a care-free girl that didn’t really have goals or care about much to someone who has SO many goals and cares so much about the path I am on. I went from being someone who was at the mercy of my physician to becoming someone who took responsibility for their health (despite how hard it was at times.) I went from being so miserable and in so much pain to waking up everyday feeling not just good but excited to tackle my day. I went from taking over a dozen medications a day to now managing my symptoms with diet and lifestyle. So the question is how?
What I have realized over the years is that goals are important and changes in behavior are a must to see changes in your life but the real magic happens when you change your identity (reinventing yourself.) I remember when I was really sick and at my rock bottom I started daydreaming/ visualizing what it would look like for me to feel good.
I started asking myself questions like:
- What does that person do daily that makes her feel so good?
- Who does that person surround herself with?
- What does that person eat?
- What does that person drink?
- What does that person prioritize?
- What does that person let go of?
From there I started doing everything my highest self “that person” said to do even when it was really hard at times. In time my life was transformed and the thing is you have the power to do that too. At times when it can be hard to look at the pain and discomfort in our lives it truly is a gift and an invitation for us to go deeper. If you are struggling, I challenge you today to take 10 minutes out of your day and daydream about you living your best life and ask yourself the same questions I listed above. If you are really committed here, do it daily. I do this every night before I go to bed. I call it my designated daydreaming time, and I sure do love it!
Lots of love,