The other day, a friend and I went for a hike. As we hiked, we had a long conversation about controlling our thoughts. I was explaining her that our thoughts become our emotions and our emotions our reality.
When I got home after the hike, I started to read The Ultimate Weight Solution by Dr. Phill. He mentions that the one person who we talk to the most is ourselves which I consider true for many of us. However, many people avoid talking to themselves; this is one of the reasons why people can’t be without music, television or talking on the phone. Pay attention around and there are many people who can’t just walk without distraction such a companion, headphones or cell phone. Carlos Cuauhtémoc Sanchez noticed this. He claims that we are afraid of facing ourselves, or I would say to be more specific we are afraid of our thoughts.
When we face our thoughts, we can control our emotions and, therefore, our reality...
Anger was one of the topics we discussed with my friend. I was explaining to my friend that anger is normal to all humans. However, how we deal with such thoughts is how we are going to respond. We have to understand that we don’t have control of the world, but we do have control in how we see the world.
This is the reason why my clients say that I’m very patience. Patience is not something we are with born with. It is a virtue that we practice and manage. Controlling thoughts can lead to be patient. I am not the best in controlling my thoughts, but by taking some control of them, my life have drastically improved.
Going back to the way we think, many people think that they don’t like to exercise and they can’t eat right. These thoughts become emotions. The body becomes depress and don’t have the energy to exercise, as an example. It is the emotion of giving up to a new behavior. This is one of the reasons why some people can’t adhere or be consistence to an exercise program. The thought of not having the time is another reason. It becomes the emotion that we always in a rush. This becomes reality and we never make it to the gym.
In addition there is many people who have negative feelings or emotions towards exercise because of the discomfort they feel when we exercise. They focus on the discomfort instead of the benefits.
In other words, it is very important that we control our thoughts...
Exercise requires some level of effort. However, if we set up our mind with positive thoughts about exercise, we will have positive emotions towards exercise which, in turn, it will help us to adhere to an exercise program. And therefore achieve our fitness goal.
Being alone and confronting our thoughts helps us make better decisions about our lives.
I love my time alone and have real and deep conversation with myself. I recommend that you do the same. You will find out what a great companion you have. And by the way, stay away from people who give you negative input.