Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Daily Intention – Healthy Body – Healthy Mind…

Part six in a ten part series - By Cindy Graham

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”  
~World Health Organization
Being in good health is a desirable state for everyone – right?  No one wants to be unhealthy.  If this is true, then why do so many people turn their head and look the other way when it comes to doing the necessary things to attain good health?  I believe that we have to balance our desire to have fun, cut loose and throw caution to the wind, with sound, proven and sustainable healthy habits.  Is this easy?  No, of course not, otherwise there would no illness, suffering and disease.  We do however, have the capacity to find balance and live a healthy, fulfilled, exciting life by keeping our minds in sync with our bodies.

I know from experience that my desires towards good health are always positive, sound and attainable – but I seem to get off track very easily.  My best laid plans can go wrong in the wink of an eye and suddenly, I am not sticking to the plans I created for the day.  This is because my mind and body are not in sync.  You know that little voice in your head that tells you it’s OK to watch TV rather than go for a walk?  Or that same voice that tells you it’s OK to have one cookie since you deserve it (and that one cookie always turns into more!).  Once you cross that line and decide to give in, the whole day goes in the toilet and from there you can’t seem to stick to any plan at all.

Why are we like this? Why are we weak and unable to create discipline about something as important as our health?  It’s simply because we are easily distracted – and when we are distracted, our mind can create a separate set of plans.  Yes, when our mind and our bodies are out of sync, we sabotage our desire to do the right thing.

In order to achieve our health goals we must take the necessary steps on the journey of discipline and not allow distractions to get in the way. Yes, it’s focus and balance in harmony with our body and our mind that will allow us to stay on track and be successful.  It is the setting of a daily intention that will keep us on track.  When you start your day with a specific and measurable daily intention, you plant the seed in your mind and your body will follow along with the plan.  If you start your day without any intention, then you start out sloppy and will not achieve any specific health goal because none have been set.  You must set your mind and body up for success daily!

For example, you wake up in the morning and you decide that your intention for the day will be to only eat whole foods and drink 64 oz of water.  You will also wear your pedometer and review it every 90 minutes to ensure you are moving enough.  It’s that easy.  Set the intention, mediate and visualize how the day will look and then start your day!  Because you have set this up and thought it through, you are armed to have a successful and healthy day.  You can adjust your daily intention as needed by listening to what your body and health needs are.

Most people need something to help keep them on track – gentle reminders to prompt them during the day – so that distractions don’t derail their plans.  Solution: the meaning to pause® bracelet.  This bracelet gently and privately vibrates every 90 minutes with a friendly nudge to keep you on track and mindful of your daily intention to make a mind and body health connection and stay on track!  This bracelet holds the key to keeping you focused on your daily intention and helps you stay focused and balanced during hectic and busy days.

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“Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.”