Health is Wealth

So often we can focus on what we don’t want in life:

“I don’t want to get ill”

“I don’t want this pain”

“I can’t afford to become unwell at the moment”

From this mindset we can easily focus and study the very thing that we don’t want, thinking that it is a productive thing to do.

For example:

– Have back pain and then start learning all about the structure of the back and back pain stories.

– Have stomach problems and then start focusing on all things stomach and digestion related.

However, what I suggest instead, is to study the very opposite, focusing on what you do want in life …..

Wealth instead of debt

Happiness instead of depression

Calmness instead of anxiety

Health instead of pain / illness

In my own personal study of health, I have found a tool that can be used to promote this healthy thinking, named JEM!

This is a real game changer and I suggest that you do it daily, for maximum benefit:

J  –  Journal – What this means is, write down your thoughts, then rip the paper up and throw it away.
The practice is clearing the clutter out of your mind, it’s better out than in, and doing it this way, allows you to be as brutally honest as you want, without any judgement.

E  – Exercise – This is an intimidating and boring word for a lot of people, so if it helps, use the word movement or activity instead.
Research tells us that we are more likely to stick with something if we enjoy it, so find something which moves your body and that you enjoy

M  – Meditate – This does not mean that you have to become a Buddhist monk, just work on a state of mindlessness.
A good way of doing that is to focus completely on your breath, the breath is always the present moment, so if we can anchor to the breath (now) we will stop ruminating on past events or on concerns about the future.

Instant Back Pain Cure

INSTANT, FAST, QUICK, these are all words that are familiar to us in the modern day, as we have all built an expectancy to have our needs met in a very timely manner.

… And of course why should we not!

We have Fast Food, Instant Drinks, Fast Cars and Fast Technology. 

So why is it that Pain cannot be cured instantly?

Don’t get me wrong, medication can mask symptoms quickly and other treatments can ease them, but curing long term Back Pain instantly is an illusion. 

We have all been brain washed to believe that our health is controlled by external factors and that we can all be cured now!

This is all so understandable, as I too have seen the cleverly marketed Paracetamol ‘curing’ Pill for Back Pain and the 10 minute “AB device” advert between my “Only Fools and Horses” marathon. 

In my opinion, Health is an inside job, and so is the healing of Back Pain.

The moment you make the shift from looking externally to looking within, you will make progress and true recovery from your Back Pain.

Lee
www.gopaingo.com

Check-In To 2017

At certain points in time, events or people can prompt us to reflect.

For me, like lots of other people, it is the coming to the end of a year and what a year 2016 has been.

2016 has been my first year as a Pain Relief Coach and I am feeling really privileged to have helped many clients who were victims of chronic pain to become pain free.

In addition, on a more personal note, I married in October.

As wonderful as the day was, it also primed up some family issues that provided me with an opportunity to face and resolve some old buried negative emotions.

I remember a month before my wedding experiencing some neck and shoulder pain and also the feeling of it dissolving once the day had arrived.

This pain provided me with great insight into the turbulence that life changes can bring and the importance of “checking in” with ourselves frequently.

The process of “checking in” is very simple, if you are experiencing pain or tension, then just ask yourself the following two questions:

1.What is going on right now or in the near future?

2.How do I feel about this?

Your answers to the above questions will provide you with insight into the potential source of your pain/tension.

With this knowledge you can then try and find a way to make this change more comfortable, which in turn will help you to reduce/resolve your pain.

Happy New Year from Go Pain Go!

Lee

www.gopaingo.com

Negative Thinking

Negative thoughts which keep going round and round in one’s mind are problematic, as it is well proven that the thoughts that we have affect our physiology.

For example:

A Negative thought can weaken the immune system, create tension in our muscles, creating pain, release toxins into our body and overall hinder and restricts our body from thriving.

However:

Positive thoughts strengthen our immune system, release happy hormones, speeds up recovery times from injury and illness and helps create a healthy and happy body.

This is helpful to know, but when we are caught up in negative thoughts, we are often unaware of it, until our body lets us know via a symptom or pain. So the first step is awareness, catch the thought! Most likely it is a repeat of something or a possibility of something happening, but that’s all that it is, a possibility.

There are a million other possibilities as well, and WE CAN choose which possibility to obsess about.

When we are in full flow of negative thoughts, they often feel like a vehicle going at a speed of 100mph, and just like a vehicle which has the momentum of 100mph, you have to slow it down before you can turn it around.

Once you have it at a standstill or a reasonable speed you can then choose the direction you wish to go.

So here’s a tip to deal with obsessive negative thoughts ……………………….

Step 1 – Awareness: Use tension/symptoms in your body as an indicator to become aware of thoughts, if you have good awareness, simply catch the thought.

Step 2 – Slow it down: Put the brakes on. The breath is a fantastic anchor, because it is always available. Focus on the breath; it helps to count after each outbreath e.g. up to 10.

Step 3 – Choose a new direction: What makes you happy? What is the best scenario which could happen? How do you want to be? Take some time building a new image as clear as you can.

Step 4 – Repeat step 1, 2, & 3, as often as you can. You are creating a new neuropathway in your brain which is going to positively affect your body.

I’ll leave you with a quote:

I’ve lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened

-Mark Twain

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