Up in till now, we have learned to integrate one week with another. Now let’s find a way to integrate all the work we’ve done so far by bringing together the past 9 week’s program; which included understanding, positive attitude, attitude of gratitude, act on it, absorb and pay attention. By being consistent it will help you to master the 10 weeks program “road to healthy life;” and help with the practice of these tools in your life.
For that you will need to: BE YOU. ACCEPT YOU. LOVE YOU.
Let’s take this week to look inside us. Find the truth in what might slow us down from moving forward and being consistent and honest.
Week #9 Task: If you have noticed that you’re having a hard time practicing the program. Take a look for what is within that is stopping you from moving forward. Remember it’s the thought for week number 9.
For this week #8, we would like to symbolize the infinity shape 8 as a tool to implement our past work with mind body connection; by applying a physical movement.
Week #8 Task
Stand up straight with your feet wider than your shoulders; tilt your pelvis slightly down and forward. Start moving/rotating your hips in a 8 figure shape. Keep the figure 8 in your mind as you practice the exercise; which will enhance the mind body connection.
Take a day of rest integrating the past six weeks of the attitude of gratitude program. By getting into a calm space be present in everything you do. Get in a comfortable position. Mindfully relax your face, should and arm muscles. Automatically, this will bring out deep breath more naturally.
God, the universe or
whichever you consider to be your god: you speak good and it’ll be good.
One of the keys for being happy in life is acknowledging
what you have and be grateful; be grateful and it will open doors. Express
your gratefulness throughout the day, and see the changes.
It’s easier to appreciate when we don’t take things for
granted. Be grateful for the waiter serving you coffee; the cashier at the
market; your spouse who made you breakfast. Even if this is their job, when you
give appreciation and gratefulness life is better. It is all a matter of
This week task: make it a habit to
tell people thank you, express your appreciation sincerely and without the
expectation of anything in return. Remember when you don’t take anything for
granted, even the smallest thing is worth your gratitude.
where your thoughts are, so make sure your thoughts are where you want to be:
Our mind often could shift in to negative thoughts: think good it will be good
Get there by being aware of your thought; we have the power to do so. First step: accepting the facts of life.
Example: if you are frustrated, stuck in traffic listen to your favorite shows or music. Take the time to organize your thoughts. All it takes is to practice accepting the facts in the most positive state of mind.
Remember your own your own mind and not the opposite! So take the time to practice and be patient with it.
The task this week: practice all of the above as you wake up in the morning with gratitude and good attitude; with the first mission to list 5 things that you are grateful for; even if it’s the smallest thing you have endured or experienced. With that attitude it is easy to implement this task.
That maybe life has the potential to be easier and more fulfilling? Because, you have to potential to be happier? I’m sure you heard the term Mind-Body-Spirit Alignment. Sounds good right? Like it will solve all the problems..
But what is it and how do I get there…. because we all want to be healthy, be happy, be energetic, wake up with a big smile and be ready to enjoy the day. The truth is that most of us do not feel this way and most likely closer to the opposite end; nonetheless the kids who refuse to get dressed in the morning, driving through traffic on the way to work, the boss that does not seems too appreciative and the spouse who always find what to complaint about…
So between all the above, where do we even start the journey for gratitude?
First thing first: Take a deep breath and remind yourself that you are doing the best you can….Wherever you are right now is exactly where you should be. Additionally remind yourself that every journey starts with one step, even the smallest tiny step is getting you closer to the destination.
Every week I’m going to share with you a small
step, something very doable that you can start practicing right away.
The first step for today is MAKE A DECISION!
Look into your eyes in the mirror and say out loud : I’m willing to change!
Now see what comes up, what thoughts are coming to the surface (this is nonsense, it’s not going to work etc…) watch the resistance.
Now remember, the journey will not allways be
But it is worth it!
Happy grateful new year!
The Healing Chiropractic Center of Dr. Jacques Bendavid DC