3 Toxic Myths You Believe About Getting HealthyAug 24, 2020
Hey, it's Chris here today.
Today, we'll cover the 3 toxic myths about getting healthy that all beginners MUST break away from in order to achieve optimal health.
Getting your mindset right is the #1 thing you have to conquer if you want to succeed in taking back control of your health, and finding your calm. As the popular saying goes, "You are your worst enemy and best asset" ;-)
From serving many clients from all walks of life over the last 15 years, I can tell you that the best and most successful clients are those with the right mindset and attitude, who have the right beliefs about what it takes to not only get to the root cause of health issues, but also to heal those causes.
It's myth-busters time, my friend! Time to re-align your perspectives and make things right :)
Myth #1: "I don’t have enough time”
This is SO not true. Of course you have time. You have 24 hours of time in your day.
When someone says they don’t have time to work on their health, they're really saying: “I don’t prioritise my health over…work/relationships/money/school/TV/junk food/alcohol/staying up late/having fun/etc.”
And you know what? That’s absolutely fine! What’s not absolutely fine is excusing your delay on working on your health because of ‘time.’ Acknowledge that you prioritise your career over getting to the root cause of and working on your fatigue (or whatever it may be), and see how that feels?
The truth is: you have plenty of time.
If you honestly want to work on your health, you need to instead look closely at how you use your time. Are you wasting your time on anything - TV, social media, online shopping? Is there anything work or social related you can drop, delegate or reduce? Can you wake up earlier? Can you create a tight game plan, and prioritise the important things first?
Of course you can!
Myth #2: “I don’t have enough money”
I can totally understand why someone would believe in this - money, or lack there of is a real thing - but I have seen time and again that when a goal is important enough, a committed person will find a way.
There are two issues here:
1. “I don’t have enough money” often means: “I don’t value [this thing] enough to spend my money on it.” We have had many potential clients say they don’t have enough money to spend on functional medicine, even though they have two stable incomes, a house, two brand new cars, no kids, etc…While other clients on disability pensions or students do find the money to work on their health. It’s often not about having enough money, but about whether you value your health and the potential for functional medicine to assist in your healing.
2. Second issue of this myth - “I don’t have enough money” - ties into a deep-seated fear of money and scarcity. Many people have a story in their head that money equals security, and because of this, many people find it hard to part with their money (and it doesn’t matter if it’s $19 or $1999!!). But the thing is, by NOT working on your anxiety or debilitating PMS or your chronic fatigue - what are you actually parting with? Probably a lot more then money! When you understand that the value of getting healthy is more valuable then tightly keeping your money, transformation can finally happen.
When you say “I don’t have enough money,” the question you really should be asking is: “if it’s valuable enough to me, how can I make it work?”
Myth #3: “I’m not worthy enough”
This is a sad myth. Unfortunately many people feel this way, even if they don’t admit it, or don’t even realise it.
The story that you play in your head that you’re not worthy enough often comes down to feelings of shame, guilt or programmed ideas that might’ve been instilled within you as a child or teen.
While some people who have this self-limiting belief don’t even give themselves a chance to work on their health, many of these people do. They will spend thousands of dollars and invest many hours of time trying to get to the root cause of their health issues. However, I find that these people give up very quickly/easily, because deep down inside they believe they are non-deserving and are destined to be sick and sorry. These kinds of people desperately need healing of the mind and the spirit.
Let me just say loud and clear: this myth is entirely NOT TRUE! Regardless of your past, I believe that every person is worthy of health and happiness. Just as your body can renew, so too can your spirit.
Why is believing in these 3 myths problematic?
Because believing in these 3 myths will stop you from taking the right action. Your confidence gets affected, you don't seek guidance, and subsequently, you don't transform your insides (and ultimately your life!) as a result.
As someone who does mindset coaching for a living, I have seen breakthrough after breakthrough and I know that it is actually not difficult to take back control to heal your body and your mind, and people just don't have the right guidance to succeed when it comes to getting to the root cause of your health issues - and fixing them.
Many people search for information online fruitlessly, and when that doesn't work, they give up. I don’t want you to give up because I know you can do this!
How else are there millions of people reversing their anxiety, getting rid of their bloated belly, overcoming fatigue, PMS, acne, brain fog, etc, etc…if it was so hard? So they are all geniuses? No... they did it by hiring an expert/s to guide them, and through pure hard work!
So take heart. You can do this! Don't for a second doubt yourself.
That's all I have for today!
Author: Chris Bellette, Mindset Coach & Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner
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