“Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn’t have it in the beginning.” ~Mahatma Gandi
We’ve all heard these funny sayings about aging…
“The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly and lie about your age.” ~Lucille Ball
“As you get older, three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can’t remember the other two…” ~Sir Norman Wisdom
“People say that age is just a state of mind. I say it’s more about the state of the body.” ~Geoffrey Parfitt
“When I was young I was called a rugged individualist. When I was in my fifties I was considered eccentric. Here I am doing and saying the same things I did then and I’m labeled senile.” ~George Burns
So how about you? What sayings about aging are rolling around in your mind?
Let’s get back our fountain of youth! It’s time to reassess your values, how you see yourself and start changing the way you live. With the right frame of mind you can begin to live young, look young and be young!
Hypnosis is a way to find the right mindset. It is simply a relaxed, calm state with a heightened focus and concentration allowing you to be open to suggestions of change.
Feeling good and enjoying life is a mindset we can all develop.
Don’t’s: Expedite Aging with…
Regret. Focusing on the past. By reliving the past you rob yourself of the simple joy available by simply being grateful for every moment.
Anger. Don’t take life so seriously. Being in a state of anger sets a negative tone both mentally and physically to your body accelerating the aging process.
Limits. Are you limiting your abilities by telling your mind a lie? Consider replacing I can’t do x y or z habit because of a, b, or c excuse with I will live life to the fullest everyday by treating myself well and staying active because I deserve to live young.
Accelerate. Poor food habits can cause chronic health diseases and accelerate the aging process.
Do’s: Act Young To Stay Young
Laugh. Make some noise…actually laugh out loud. Laughter reduces anxiety and aids circulation in the body.
Curious. Be a lifelong learner to keep your brain stimulated, growing and developing.
Active. Get out of the house! Stay active both socially and physically as you age. Possibilities are endless…volunteer at church or non-profit, travel, join a social group, gardening, yoga,play bridge and learn a new language.
Clean. Experts say you can eat your way to a younger, healthier you. To eat clean, cover half your plate with vegetables and fruits and the other half with whole grains and protein.
Interested in learning more about limiting beliefs and changing them, consider checking out Mike Bundrant, founder of iNLP Center and master trainer.
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Cheers to a Healthy Life!