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75 Ways to Think Your Way Into Good Health

July 19, 2008 | 47,026 views

thinking, happy, healthyHealth isn’t just about working out and eating right. The way you think and feel can have a big impact on your health as well. Here are some ways that you can use your brainpower to make you happier, healthier and more fulfilled every day.

General

   1. Get out negative emotions.
   2. Try hypnotism.
   3. Realize change is possible.
   4. Think about things that energize you.
   5. Imagine yourself aging more slowly.
   6. Feel in control.
   7. Embrace your faith.
   8. Trust in yourself.
   9. Be honest.
  10. Live consciously.
  11. Accept what comes your way.
  12. Forgive yourself.

Dealing With Stress

Stress can have a big effect on physical and mental health. Here are some ways to think yourself free of it.

   13. Meditate regularly.
   14. Relax and let stress go.
   15. Think about each breath.
   16. Control your thoughts at bedtime.
   17. Prepare mentally for bed.
   18. Revise your dreams.
   19. Concentrate on each muscle individually.
   20. Allow yourself to daydream.
   21. Stop worrying.
  22. Set aside time to think.
  23. Write in a journal.
  24. Use color to control your thinking.

Illness and Disease

If are you are faced with potential illness or disease here are some ways you can use the power of your brain to improve your chances of recovery.

   25. Don’t think about the pain.
   26. Concentrate on getting better.
   27. Believe in your treatments.
   28. Imagine you have a strong immune system.
   29. Picture your body fighting off infections.
   30. Listen to your body.
   31. Find a positive and friendly doctor.
   32. Believe in miracles.
   33. Don’t fear treatments.
  34. Relax to save your gums.
  35. Tell yourself you will get pregnant.
  36. Take time to deal with negative things.
  37. Stop thinking of yourself as a sick person.
  38. Don’t milk injuries.
  39. Understand that sometimes it’s all in the mind.
  40. Don’t expect pain.
  41. Don’t place blame for illness.

Emotional Health

A big part of your overall health is your happiness. Here are some ways you can boost your mental outlook just by changing your thoughts.

   42. Concentrate on happiness.
   43. Focus on positive aspects.
   44. Start each day with optimism.
   45. Smile.
   46. Change your inner dialogue.
   47. Reverse thoughts.
   48. Give yourself compliments.
   49. Use positive words in your thoughts.
   50. Put positive energy out there.
  51. Expect the best.
  52. Think of happy memories.
  53. Be friendly to yourself and others.

Diet

Help yourself stick to a healthy diet with these mental exercises.

   54. Control your cravings.
   55. Actively remember your last meal.
   56. Concentrate on food while eating.
   57. Visualize yourself as slimmer.
   58. Understand your hunger.
   59. Don’t beat yourself up.
   60. Reward yourself mentally.

Fitness

Meet your fitness goals by changing your mindset with these suggestions.

   61. Think about exercise.
   62. Get into the right frame of mind.
   63. Think of yourself as healthy.
   64. Make it a game.
   65. Think of exercise as fun.
   66. Envision the negative effects of your bad habits.
   67. Celebrate small victories.
   68. Think of your body differently.

Personal Development

Help yourself meet your own goals and be happier and healthier overall with these mental tricks.

   69. Visualize yourself meeting goals.
   70. Downplay cynicism, ill will and envy.
   71. Remind yourself of your successes.
   72. Visualize the future.
   73. Think about what means most to you.
   74. Make your goals realistic.
   75. Fake it until you make it.

For more details about these techniques, and the studies that support them, click the link below.
 

Dr. Mercola's Comments:

Your mind is a very powerful player in your body’s tendency to achieve a high state of health, and these tips are the cream of the crop. If you can start to incorporate even a few of them into your day, you’ll be better off.

The first step is simply believing that your mind has the ability to heal you, both physically and emotionally. It also has the ability to make you happy, just by the way you view the world.

Your Reaction Changes Everything

One of the most profound examples of all of this comes from Dr. Hamer’s German New Medicine. His research, which spans across the last three decades, has produced scientific proof indicating that your current health status is due to your mental and emotional reactions to events that take place during your lifetime.

To put this into more concrete terms, let’s say two people undergo a similar hardship, such as losing their job. One person moves forward and views this as an opportunity to find something even better. But the other person feels victimized, angry and hopeless. Well, the latter person’s negative thinking can easily manifest into disease, while the first person will likely move on unaffected.

So it’s not so much the tragic events you undergo in your lifetime that dictate your physical and emotional health … it’s your reaction to them.

This is why tips like the 75 above are so crucial to integrate into your life. Every little bit of positive energy that you can surround yourself with is helpful.

Your Mindset Even Controls Your Genes

Current medical dogma states that you are ruled by your genes, and therefore you are a victim of your genetic makeup. If your mother had breast cancer or your father had depression, the theory goes, then there’s a great chance you will too.

Well, Dr. Bruce Lipton’s new biology dispelled this idea as a myth, a belief that is not based on scientific fact. In truth, your genes do not predispose you to any ONE particular fate. Something else, which you have total control over, rules over your genetic expression.

What is that thing?

Your MIND.

So again you can see how imperative it is to keep your mind in a good place. If you, on the contrary, find that your thoughts tend toward the negative (“I’m too fat,” “I’m tired,” “I’ll never feel better,” “I won’t get the promotion”) it’s time to turn them around.

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