In this Success Newsletter, I would like to share with you some strategies for inner peace with an excerpt from one of my books:
With all of our scientific advancements, nothing has been able to come close to the exquisite design of the human body. Unfortunately, too many of us take our body for granted, polluting and poisoning it with junk food, alcohol, cigarettes and other drugs. When we become ill or overweight, we turn to pills and become dependent on medication or surgery to help and heal us.
Obsession with perfection:
On the other hand, many of us in society have become so obsessed with physical perfection that we have come to conclude that all we are and all we have to offer is our physical body – our looks, weight and sex appeal. While this is a challenge that faces males and females, women are suffering the most. Women have fallen prey to society’s expectations of what they are “supposed” to look like. The result is emotional distress, depression, low self-esteem and obsession.
The lesson here is to love your body, respect it and treat it well while not falling into the trap that your only worth is measured by what kind of body you have, the size of your breasts, and how few wrinkles you have. If you believe that all you are is your body, then you will attract people who will judge your worth on your body, and love you only for your body. What will you do once your body changes?
Exercise everyday for thirty minutes. Find an exercise that you enjoy. Focus on the benefits of exercising. Make it fun, make it a habit and try to do it in the morning. If you are short for time –wake up thirty minutes earlier – you will feel better and more productive than before. One of my best friends, Eddie and his wife Sherri, take turns each day looking after the kids early in the morning so that the other one can go to the gym, because fitness and health is worth the extra effort to them.
Practice good nutrition. Poor nutrition leads to obesity, depression, and a variety of physical aliments. Avoid fast food and junk food. Curt out all sodas, white sugar, white rice, white bread and reduce your milk intake. Cut back on sugars except fruits. Eat fish and vegetables and reduce red meat intake to once or twice a week.
Spend time thinking and writing about what makes you unique and special – your unique talents and gifts. Learn to measure yourself buy what you have to give from the inside rather than what you look like on the outside. Write a list of gratitude – everything in your life that you are thankful for. Add to it each night and read it just before you go to sleep or first thing in the morning. ..
If you want to feel better and raise your self-esteem, check out my Hypnosis CD “Feel Good About Yourself.” Also, I now have a Blog on my website where you can read all of my past Success Newsletters, post your comments and even take a few exciting quizzes.
I wish you the best and remind you “Believe in yourself -You deserve the best!”
Celebrity Life Coach, Human Behavior & Relationship Expert & Clinical Hypnotherapist
Anointed “The Woman Expert” by WGN Chicago, Patrick Wanis PhD is a renowned Celebrity Life Coach, Human Behavior & Relationship Expert who developed SRTT therapy (Subconscious Rapid Transformation Technique) and is teaching it to other practitioners. Wanis’ clientele ranges from celebrities and CEOs to housewives and teenagers. CNN, BBC, FOX News, MSNBC & major news outlets worldwide consult Wanis for his expert insights and analysis on sexuality, human behavior and women’s issues. Wanis is the first person ever to do hypnotherapy on national TV – on the Montel Williams show.