A Healthy Body Begins with a Healthy Mind
If you are thinking about changing your body and becoming healthy, you must realize that you need to make some changes to your current lifestyle. You probably also realize that these changes are not going to come easy.
The reason lifestyle change is not easy is because it is not natural. You spend years creating your lifestyle. You spend years developing your habits. Through the years, these habits become engrained in your mind. After a while, they become second-nature.
In other words, eventually you don’t even think about your habits. You just do them!
Once a habit is second-nature, breaking said habit is unnatural.
Doing anything that is unnatural is not easy, even if it is good for you. The truth is, your body wants you to engage in heathy habits. Your body wants you to do things that are good for it.
In fact, your body will reward you for treating it well by making you feel good. When you eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly, you will feel great. This is because you are treating your body the way it was intended–the natural way!
Things really get out of whack when you develop habits to treat your body poorly. At this point, your body wants you to correct your habits but your mind doesn’t want you to go against what you have grown accustomed to doing.
Or so it seems.
You see, your mind is actually a lot deeper than you realize. You have the potential to reach a much greater depth of thought than you are currently reaching.
Even Albert Einstein never reached the furthest depths of his mind. But he sure did make good use of what he was able to reach!
Your habitual mind lies at the surface. It is the easiest part of your mind to reach. In fact, you don’t even have to consciously reach it at all in order to make use of it.
It just goes!
The problem is, if you have developed bad habits, you don’t want this part of your mind to “just go”.
You want to tap into another level of your mind and find a greater force to combat the negativity currently lying in your habitual mind.
For this reason, a healthy body does not begin with physical exercise; it begins with mental exercise. You must begin training your mind by pushing yourself deeper and deeper into its reaches.
You must begin taking positive steps that are unnatural for you. The great thing is that the more often you take these positive steps, the more natural they become.
Eventually, even positive steps can become second-nature.
There are cultures on this planet in which healthy eating is second-nature. The members of these cultures have been eating healthy their entire lives. They have no desire for fast food or diet soda.
They “just do” healthy.
And you can “just do” healthy, too.
I’m not saying you need to become one of those health freaks that eats perfectly all the time and exercises twice a day.
But I am saying that you can change to become more healthy. You can change your lifestyle to make your body healthier.
And then your body will reward you by making you feel good.
And eventually all will be good with the world because your habitual mind will be filled with positive responses.
Remember, a healthy body begins with a healthy mind.