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10 Things You Can Do in the Next 10 Days to Improve Your Health
By Kimberley Jace
How’s your health? Absolutely perfect? How comfortable are you with
your level of fitness? If there are areas that need improvement,
here’s a plan.
Read one item from this list each day and work on incorporating it
into your life. As you add new skills, don’t forget to keep up the
lessons from the earlier days. These are subtle but important
changes in perspective and behavior that will help you achieve
In “Enjoying Ultimate Health and Fitness” from Ultimate Destiny
University, you will find a self-assessment and other exercises
along with links to many great additional resources. They will help
you make more complete and effective use of the 10 principles below.
1. Stop negative talk. Decide that today, and from here on,
that you will never describe your body or your health in negative
terms. Never again say, “I am sick and tired” or “look how fat I’ve
gotten.” Unless you actually want to be sick and tired and fat, stop
sending energy to those negative concepts.
2. Visualize. Take some time to form a mental picture of
yourself in perfect physical health. How do you look? How does your
body feel to you? What do people say to you about your new look?
Develop the most complete picture you can of yourself in that
condition, and return to that image often throughout the day.
3. Affirm. It’s not enough to just stop saying you’re sick;
you must say that you are healthy. No matter what condition you are
in at this moment, you have the power to claim a better condition.
When you wake up in the morning, say aloud, “I am full of vitality
as I begin my day.” As you drive, repeat, “I am slender and strong
and healthy.” Before you retire at night, say aloud, “My body is
comfortable and healthy as I prepare for sleep.” Draw energy to that
perfect vision of yourself by describing your vision in words – out
4. Pray. If you’re not a religious type, or not sure you
believe in “God,” then choose your higher self, a higher power,
Nature, guardian angels, or whatever you think is “out there.” Ask
for help in three parts: a request, an affirmation and a thank-you.
“Spirit, please help me lose weight. I am now slender and fit. Thank
you, Spirit, for helping me become slender and fit.”
5. Write a goal. Begin with that perfect picture of yourself
from Day #2, but expand it now. See yourself doing the things that
perfectly healthy self would do, and write those things down. “I can
climb the stairs effortlessly, I can play with my grandchildren
without feeling tired, I can zip up my size 10 jeans without holding
6. Write a plan. To get from where you are to where you want
to be will require action. Figure out some of the steps on that
path. Do you need to find an exercise partner? Join a dance class?
See a weight-loss doctor? Find a cancer specialist? Choose one
action plan and write down the first step. If you decide to join a
dance class, the first step might be finding where a class is held
and writing down the phone number you’ll call for more information.
7. Feel grateful. It might sound counter-intuitive to be
“thankful” for good health when you’ve just been diagnosed with a
health problem. But that attitude of gratitude will help draw good
health to you. Thank your God, or life itself, that you are now free
of illness, or that you are the ideal weight, full of energy and
health. Imagine how grateful you will feel, and hold that feeling in
8. Forgive. This is a difficult step for many people, but
it’s vital. Imagine: You will only have the level of success you
wish for your worst enemy. If you now believe someone is to blame
for your physical problem – a former spouse who smoked in the house,
your parents who underfed you, the drunk driver who hit your car –
find a way to believe that they were doing the best they could do at
the time. If you’ve caused your own physical problems, forgive
yourself, too. You did what you knew how to do then, and now you’re
learning a better way.
9. Release the past. Tied to forgiving is the idea of letting
go of what was. You don’t have to be the way you’ve always been. If
you used to call yourself a “couch potato,” you’ve stopped that
negative talk already. You’re already taking steps to be more
active. Be willing to let go of the things that tied you to a life
of inactivity, whether it was lazy friends or your personal bad
habits. Break the pattern and forget how things were before. You are
10. Let joy in. Sometimes we become so accustomed to feeling
ill, we forget to appreciate pain-free moments. When life seems to
be giving us a break, we cower in fear of the pain coming back
again. But to have joy in your life, you’re going to have to let
yourself trust in joy, and believe you deserve it, and celebrate its
arrival. Joy is always fleeting; recognize it when it comes and
savor it fully. It will return more often.
You have now spent 10 days unlearning bad habits, learning good
ones, and adding activities to your day. See if you can keep them up
for another 10 days, and then perfect them in the 10 days after
that. Pray, visualize and affirm every day. Watch what you say and
think, and keep yourself positive. Forgive those who wrong you and
feel grateful for the things that go right. Keep writing down your
goals and action plans, and put those plans into action! When you
catch yourself clinging to old ways, let them go. And let yourself
feel good about it!
One month from today, you’ll be headed in a whole new direction –
toward vibrant health and total well-being.
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