Monday, February 8, 2010

Heal Your Life



One of the things that I think is very important regarding good mental health is starting your day in a positive manner. Rather than reading news sites, or newspapers, or turning on the television, start your day off with positive reinforcement. Some may want to meditate, pray, do Tai Chi, Yoga, run or walk. But beginning your day with positive thinking will draw positive energy to you throughout the day.

I always read the news first thing in the morning. Bad idea. It left me worrying and thinking about all of the horrible things going on in the world and not focusing on the good.  The news programs count on manipulation. We are all in control of having a life well-lived. What we concentrate on becomes who we are. Isn't it just as important to work on a healthy mind as it is to work on a healthy body?

Here is a new website I recently found: Heal Your Life has a variety of good information, regardless of your religious or political views. Instead of the news, I begin my day with life-affirming information. There is plenty of time later in the day to read the stuff that makes me feel bad.

38 comments:

Bruce Coltin said...

Running BEFORE reading had made a big difference for me.

Also, reading your comments on my blog is pretty good attitude booster too.

Rain said...

That's a great resource, thanks for posting the link Nancy! I SO agree with you. I can't even read certain blogs anymore because they are too negative. The first thing I do almost every morning is "sneak" out of the bedroom while the dogs are still sleeping, and workout for an hour on my mini-trampoline, then take some herbs for my anxiety and depression. I feel so refreshed after that the thought of filling the next 16 hours isn't so daunting. I don't watch or read the news anymore, I know about the big stuff, but most of it is pure pandering.

Lori said...

Thank you Nancy. Even though I am struggling with reading right now, I did go check that web site out and really needed to see this today. Bless you for sharing this. XX

Alaine said...

Good thinking, Nancy. I must admit that I feel rather down at times after reading the newspaper. My brother stopped buying it years ago for the same reason you're talking about. Thanks for the link.

We're off to buy a new treadmill today; you know what they say about healthy body... healthy mind. BTW, the treadmill is in addition to our walks in the fresh air!

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Years ago I read Spontaneous Healing and gave up wearing a watch and following the news too closely and I believe that has helped me. Thanks for this link.

Pam said...

What a great simple idea!

Dudette said...

This is a great idea. I am working on healing as a woman with depression and anxiety and I often forget to start my day on the right foot rather than the anxious foot. Thanks for the reminder. Sometimes we read the things we need, right when we need them.

Lori said...

I'll have to try out the site. Unfortunately, our routine was set 23 years ago when we got married. Hubby and I have coffee and read the paper together before he heads off to work. I'd be shunned if I changed the routine now. :) BUT, I could changed it AFTER he leaves for the office. Thanks for the tip.

natural girl said...

Awesome blog! I don't read newspapers or watch the news. I'm going to check out that website.. Thanks again for the reminder to stay positive. xx

lakeviewer said...

Taking a walk has worked for me. Being out and about in nature has been very salutary.

DJan said...

I wake up early and have found ways to read only the headlines in order to know the big stories, and then I read my blogs. These ALWAYS start my day with cheer, blessings, and variety.

And then at 9:00 am I am in my exercise class, working up a sweat. It really helps me stay grounded.

Brian Miller said...

great advice...what goes in first thing is going to come out all day...

harmony said...

AGREE...the news is awful, extremely negative/hateful--even, and you should have a positive outlook, each day.
I rarely watch the news or surf the internet for news. I am not apathetic, but I refuse to be sad, scared or fearful. Why can't we share news of healing, life, service?

Boomka said...

I love the picture Nance! I have been really focusing on positive thoughts at night. I'm not too new agey with my philosophy, not that I have a philosophy, but I have been trying dilligently to put some good juju vibes out into the universe.I am optimistic. I find it is a lot better than going into work feeling "stabby."

GYPSYWOMAN said...

great post, nancy, and so true - a long time ago i began ridding myself of negativity as much as possible -from all sources - external things like television, negative people, etc - and it has helped and continues to help so much - it's all about the energy around us - that which we receive, we receive - literally - now, bad energy out, good energy in....breathe....

ellen abbott said...

I stopped reading the news about a year ago. don't miss it at all.

Jayne Martin said...

Sounds like a site I should check out. And you are right on. There is always time for bad news. Why have it in your face first thing in the morning?

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Nancy
this is my first time to your blog...

have you ever read either Louise Hay or Caroline Myss books.?? They really are something and worth the read... Actually I have quite a few of them.. but the Caroline Myss is fascinating stuff...

have fun xx Julie

Von said...

It works well.I tend to my geese and birds first thing, a meditation in itself!
My view is that if something dreadful happens someone will tell me.However I do need to check on some things but leave others well alone.Much better for wellbeing.

Natalie said...

I haven't read the news for about ten years now. It has made a huge difference to my anxiety levels. I just give where i can, and let the rest go.xx♥

linda said...

this is all so true, thank you for the gentle reminder ;)

sometimes just remembering to breathe is helpful... we get so out of touch with ourselves!

great message ♥

Midday Escapades said...

That is a great suggestion and I have to check out the website. Thanks for stopping over to read Jayne's interview.

Lynn

Gaston Studio said...

Excellent advice Nancy, and thanks for the link.

Mental P Mama said...

Thank you! What a wonderful reminder to center ourselves before the day starts launching its challenges--and blessings!

Whitney Lee said...

I floated around on the site last night for a little while; it's fantastic. I've already bookmarked it.

My mornings start with a toddler so there's actually no news in the mornings. Occasionally there's Sesame Street! Still, like anyone else I can use the inspirational and uplifting. Thank you for the link.

Phoebe Miriah Kirby said...

This is the truth! Every time I watch the news, I cry or imagine myself crying. :(

I like to eat breakfast and read a book. I'm going to check out your site.

A Year on the Grill said...

It is a joke around my house, and I will make as many jokes as my wife does, but there is a reason you should watch Regis and Kelly during the first twenty minutes of happy talk... just sets the mood for your day

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Medial intuitive/author louise hay begins her day by appreciating everything around her. So many of us lose sight, it seems of what we have and neglect to feel grateful for it. Insightful post, Nancy!

Hilary said...

You always have such wise advice .. and timely. Thank you for this. I've bookmarked it.

susan said...

I agree a wonderful way to start every day is with gratitude.

gaelikaa said...

Wonderful! And so true! Congrats on POTW mention!

ladyfi said...

A positive attitude changes everything - for the better!

Land of shimp said...

This is great advice on mood management, and behaviorism, Nancy! Setting the tone for our own lives, and all that :-) Great site and congratulations on the post of the week mention over at Hilary's :-)

blunoz said...

Thanks for sharing this and congrats on Post of the Week!

gayle said...

What a great post!! I am going to try to start practicing that tomorrow morning! Thankyou!

Ruth said...

Thank you for this. I think we can all create heaven on earth.

deb said...

Visiting from Hilary....
and I so agree.

great advice.

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