Nature's Way Back To Health


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The three parts of the body to consider when discussing health are physical, chemical, and mental. We know the importance of our physical well being. Without our chemical well being we could not digest our food and fight illness. However, we rarely consider our mental well being when searching for better health. We are not talking about Alzheimer's disease or schizophrenia. We are talking about the things we say and do each day that hurt us, our families, and our friends. Below are some things to consider that will help you cope with the stress and strain of everyday life.

Life is 80:10:10

If you are a genuinely good and honest person, you will find life to be 80:10:10. This means no matter what you do or how you act, 80% of the people you meet will like you, 10% will think you are okay, and 10% will not like you. Even though the majority of people like us, human nature is such that we tend to put more emphasis on the negative 10% than we do on the positive 90%. When someone expresses a dislike for us, we feel hurt and may try to get them to like us. We forget the 90% who think we are great. So the next time something negative happens, just say, "80:10:10" and forget about it. It is not worth the worry.

Smile & Don't Worry

Do not waste time worrying about things you can not control. About 95% of all the things we worry about never happen, and the 5% that do are never as bad as we thought they would be. In the meantime, we spend days, weeks, months and even years worrying about things that never happen. If you can do something to make a difference, then do it. If you can not change the outcome, then forget about it and do not worry. What will happen will happen, so make the changes needed, put it out of your mind and let it pass.

And This Too Shall Pass

Think about the worst thing that has ever happened to you. Did you live through it? Of course you did; otherwise you would not be here. When something terrible is happening, we think life is over and we will never be the same again. Later, when we look back, we realize it was not as bad as we thought. Then we get to the point when we rarely think about it and life is back to normal. You have never been in a situation that you have not lived through. When things seem bad, just remember, And This Too Shall Pass!

Only Compare You With You

We have a tendency to compare ourselves with other people, which is not a healthy thing to do. Everyone has different talents and capabilities. The only person you should compare yourself with is you. Base your improvements on your history. Realize that no two people are able to accomplish the same amount of work in the same amount of time. The important thing is that you do the best you can do at everything you do. If you are doing your best, and someone else is able to achieve more than you, that is okay. Not everyone can be a genius, a world class athlete, or a famous artist, but you can be just like them if you are doing your best and taking pride in what you do.

Don't Beat Yourself Up

Would you intentionally hit yourself with a hammer? Of course not; it would hurt. We would never do anything to physically hurt ourselves. Yet we do it mentally all the time. We tend to put ourselves down by saying, "I'm stupid," "I can't do anything right," "Nobody likes me," and so on. We mentally abuse ourselves so much that we eventually start to believe it. Then by doing this we set ourselves up to fail before we begin. In essence, you become your worst enemy. Stop putting yourself down. Become your own best friend. If you do not have confidence and believe in yourself, neither will anyone else. Remember, you are what you think you are. If you think negatively about yourself, then that is what you will become. If you think positively about yourself, then you will be great. You are your own destiny. Take control of your life and you will fulfill your dreams.

Holding A Grudge Is Not Healthy

Did you know that many times when you are mad at someone, they do not even know you are mad? We spend lots of time being angry, hateful or bitter and no one knows it but ourselves. In the meantime, the person we are upset with is going on with life completely unaware of our hostility. The only person you are hurting with negative thoughts is you. If you perceive someone has done you wrong, talk to them about it. They probably do not even know they upset you. Get it out of your system and let it go. Do not be a harbor for negativity. Holding a grudge only hurts you.

What Goes Around Comes Around

We have heard the expression, 'what goes around comes around', but what does it mean? It means you are the totality of your thoughts and actions. If you are constantly negative, bitter, hateful, and unfriendly, that is how your world will be. You have a choice to see things positively or negatively. You are in control of your world. If you want to live in a world of happiness and joy, you can. It is up to you. The Bible says you will reap what you sow. Sow the seeds of happiness. Make your world a better place, and it will soon make a difference in the world around you.

We See Things As We Are

Have you noticed that when several people are exposed to the same situation, they will each have their own interpretation of the events that took place? That is because we see things as we are, not as they are. You are the accumulation of your life experiences. We make decisions based on what we have experienced in the past. If we feel we have been taken advantage of in the past, then we begin to think everything is a scam, If you think negatively, then all you will see is negative. You are what you think you are, so be positive and look for the good in everything. Before you look at the world around you, look at yourself. Remember: We see things as we are, not as they are.

Believe In A Higher Being

It is important to believe in a higher being. Having a strong spiritual belief is very important. It can be very relaxing as well as reassuring. A wise man once said, "An honest man's pillow is his peace of mind." Having a clear conscience is very important. Look for ways to clear your mind. Let go of the should have, would have, and could have attitudes. Do not look back; keep looking ahead. Get in touch with your spirituality and find a place you can call home.

In Summary

Having a positive mental attitude is very important. Thinking that someone else has it made and your life is miserable only keeps you down. Everyone has problems and is hurting inside. People that we think have it made may be hurting more than we imagine. Everyone hurts for something, so why not heal someone with sensitivity? If you say you are depressed, then you will be. Lift your head and shoulders, smile, and look for the good in everything. You will find your life will soon take on new meaning.