We've all heard how important it is for our continued good health to eat properly, exercise, drink plenty of water, and get the right amount of sleep.
But it's equally important to become aware of how we speak to ourselves, both silently and aloud.
I used to know a woman who would announce at the first hint of cooler weather that flu season was coming and that she got sick every year. Interestingly enough, she usually did. There was someone else I knew who, as he aged and found he was having more difficulty recalling words and names, would make a comment about how his memory was shot. His memory only became worse.
It may seem these people were simply observing reality. After all, the woman did get sick most winters, and the man continued to have difficulty recalling. But, what if they weren't observing reality at all, they were creating it? It's something to consider. And it might be fun to experiment.
Next time you find yourself worrying about ill health, say this, "I am perfectly healthy." It may seem untrue, but give it a go. If you're having difficulty recalling something, tell yourself you have an excellent memory, and just see if whatever you're trying to remember doesn't come to you quickly.
This free, easy, effective exercise can be used for pretty much any improvement you want to make to yourself. Your body actually listens to what you tell it. So, why not tell it something good?