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Changing Self-image; You can become your own cosmetic surgeon
self image articles by Lyn Collett

Simply by removing all your inner scars, created by your thinking up to now, all the stuff you’ve been holding onto as your excuse not to move forward with whatever it is you know you can be, do or have.

Whether its weight loss, the job you want to get, the relationship of your dreams, or the income you know you deserve. By replacing the old thinking patterns with new improved ones you can change any situation if you’re willing to do the work.

It might just be me, because I’m getting older; however it seems to me today there is so much emphasis placed on external appearance.

Women and men are now going to clinics and having all sorts of operations, treatments, and injections to make them appear younger, better looking etc.

What I see is we have forgotten about the inside of our body, our internal bodily systems and our mind, and we expect drugs, operations and cosmetic procedures to fix it up after we’ve neglected it for far too long.

The one thing that will carry you through this life and allow you to follow your dreams is your body, and to look after the body we must look at the one thing that controls what we will and will not do for the body—‘your mind’.

Stop comparing yourself to others, why? Because there is no need to, you are a unique person, a one of a kind so to speak! There is no one in the world like you, there never has been and there never will be.

Even more so because by doing this you can become vein or bitter. Never think you will be enough, or that thinking you’re better than others is another trap. Remember, there will always be better and worse looking people, fitter, more intelligent, better writers, singers, better cooks … than you. But there is not one person who can do a better job of being you.

Self-Talk and the Self-image

Self-talk is the talking you do in your own head, about yourself and the things that happen to you. It’s your own running commentary about your life.

All too often this self-talk happens so automatically that you are barley aware of it. What you say to yourself can have a big effect on the way you feel, and on what you’re able to achieve.

Your self-talk can be likened to an internal coach, encouraging you, boosting your confidence, believing in you and motivating you to achieve your goals. Or it can be like an internal bully, undermining you, criticising you and beating up on you when you’re down.

Positive self-talk is the tool, not only for athletes, but for everyone who wants to achieve their greatness and rise above their fears and false beliefs about their true nature. We are spirit, we have an intellect and we control a body.

 Changing your self-talk

Three positive steps to changing that constant inner dialog are:

Identify your self-talk. It’s often so habitual that you may not be aware you are doing it at all. If you ever want to change your self-talk, you need to be aware of these thoughts as they happen.

Step 1

Take some time to notice the things you say to yourself during the course of one day. Having a small notepad and pen handy at all times is great for this exercise.

Step 2

Now assess your self-talk. Is it negative or positive? If you find its negative, ask yourself these questions–

Is there any evidence for this thought?

Is there any evidence against it?

Is this the way I would talk to a friend in the same position?

Is there a positive way I could view this situation?

Am I keeping this event in perspective?

Is it useful to be spending my energy thinking like this?

Step 3

Start changing your self-talk. When you decide your self-talk is unhelpful or just plain wrong, replace the negative thoughts with a more positive alternative. You may have to think of these alternatives in advance to be ready for the thought.

This can take some time with each area of your life you want to improve because the limiting self-talk is usually fairly ingrained. You may need to keep working on this simple 3 step process until it becomes second nature to realise as soon as it gets negative, and be able to change it right at that point.

What you want to happen here is for the new self-talk to eventually become second nature, unconscious behaviour and for positive self-talk to occur the majority of the time.

Exercise:

  1. Build the new image in the mind
  2. Set your goals for achieving your new image

To build this brand new self-image, create a draft of the person you will become. This doesn’t need to be long, though it does need to be concise and in the present tense.

Do not concern yourself with the “how’s” that will unfold; trust me here, and just build the picture of the new you. Always remember that success means different things to everyone, so don’t just write what you think would be great based, yet again, on someone else’s ideas of success. This is one pattern we all need to change before we can go anywhere.

Remember, the draft of the new you must be written in the present tense.  State clearly the person you want to be personally, spiritually, financially, emotionally and physically. What sort of relationships do you want to have? You can add that to your draft as well.

Next, you place your draft (a shortened version if you like) in every spot in your house that you visit often, so you will see it a lot. Have a copy in your wallet so you can pull it out and read it often as well. This is very important, because people change by constant, spaced repetition. This is how we learned to do math and our ABCs, and this, too, will help you redeem your self-image.

Commitment is what it takes. Believe you have it, and have it all now. Here is an example of how you write in the present tense:

I am so extremely happy now that I am………………………………………………………………………………………………

Now you need to set yourself some worthwhile goals in the areas of your life you want change, because without goals it can become a useless undertaking. Instant plastic surgeon.. :-)

self image articles by Lyn Collett

 

4 easy steps to a balanced life

A sense of meaning and purpose, in work and activities ????????????????????

Engage in meaningful, creative work. Do things that challenge your creativity and make you feel productive, whether or not you get paid for it—things like gardening, drawing, and writing, playing an instrument, or building something in your shed. Learn or discover new things. Think of it as “intellectual candy.” Try taking an adult education class, join a book club, visit a museum, or learn a new language.

Laugh long and often,

smile all day… even at strangers (well start with friends until you get it right) we have so many sayings. I see them on the internet all the time, so why don’t we just do them? Laughter really is the best medicine; it’s been proven over and over again. If there is nothing to laugh about find something! Buy a joke book, go to a comedy night, and get funny movies to watch.

 

The ability to build and maintain fulfilling relationships.

Without meaningful relationships we simply don’t exist well; “without you out there, I cannot be me here”. How often do you hear people talking about how bad someone else is? This is a cancer in society and needs to be left out of your vocabulary. To build better relationships with everyone in your life you need to first look at why you judge them? Because we generally judge others by how we judge ourselves. So your judgment is not of the others, but of yourself. Take time to find out why you judge and see what it is in you that you dislike so much and go to Tip #4

Let go of past data…

That person who abused you in some way 25 years ago, forgive them and move on; The parent who didn’t understand you, forgive them as they can only give you what they had at the time. The marriage that broke up and became an awful experience, stop blaming anyone for where you are right now. Forgiveness is the key to being healthier than ever, for it releases the negativity you have been harbouring and as a result releases you from the negative impact on your life. You know the other person is not thinking about what they did to you? So dump that past data sack you’ve been carrying around for so many years, as the weight of it lifts of your shoulders, the weight will also leave your body, in any form it has taken, whether it is disease, body fat, skin problems or anything else , it will be gone as you forgive others you forgive yourself as well.

 

By Lyn Collett

Get off the sickness treadmill

WHAT’S HAPPENED TO REAL HEALTH?stressed

‘Health’ is difficult to sell

It is human nature to take something for granted if it is functioning. We understand the concept of servicing our cars, not waiting until they break down before we call a mechanic. It’s cheaper to aim for optimum health than it is to spend on disease care. We spend a lot of time and money getting ill and diseased. The killer diseases – like heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, asthma and depression – are, in many cases, the culmination of years of effort. Causes of disease are deeply rooted in social behaviours, and many factors contribute to the origins of disease-care. Doctors are trained to think and act in terms of disease. Prevention is a secondary consideration in most medical schools and true health optimisation is almost non-existent.

What we are currently doing in the ‘sickness industry’ is not working. If we really want to achieve optimal health and a disease-free society, we must realise that what we have been doing and the way we have been treating disease is not working for us.

Changes in public mind

Australians are starting to think more about health, but more information on true health optimisation is needed. People just need all the information to be able to base their decisions on. A major newspaper poll indicated that one in four Australians thought that the main issue for the federal elections was not the economy, the environment or even national security and acts of terrorism – they thought it was health. But what is the public perception of the term ‘health’? Simply, the continuation of the existing health service, the ready availability of pharmaceutical benefits, and a steady or increasing funding of hospitals and age care. All of these are only antidotes to illness, yet their interest could be a reflection of the deeper concerns, as people are becoming more aware of the fact we are getting sicker all the time in spite of the huge advancement in medicine.

Other factors influencing people are the exponential increase in levels of obesity and diabetes in the western world. The ‘baby boomer’ population – the generation that wants to delay the effects of ageing and wants longevity – is beginning to appreciate the true value and meaning of health.

If health is the correct functioning of the body, then disease is the opposite. For many, the issue of health is simply access to medical goods and services once illness has taken hold. When it is linked to the government’s expenditure, health has little association with the prevention of disease, and even less with education on how to avoid illness in the first place.

Overwhelming evidence

There are many convincing studies on the benefits of good nutrition, supplementation, exercise, and stress management to prolong health and prevent disease. What happens if there is an article on the TV about a natural health product all too often the product gets debunked by the end of the segment? Whatever one understands by the term ‘health’ when used in the public domain, it is only going to become an increasingly important issue in the near future. But can the responsibility for public health be thrust so readily onto the overburdened shoulders of government?

John F Kennedy once said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but ask what you can do for your country”. Maybe we should be asking a similar question: “Ask not what your health care system can do for you, but what you can do for your health”.

There is not much doubt that the west’s ageing population will gradually see health, not capital, as the most valued currency. Imagine our government’s health budget being directed towards the promotion of true health in the population in general, and less towards the alleviation of illness in the individual. The results would be much more effective, and longer lasting.

Create a great day. Lyn Collett

The ageing process

A man was arrested for selling bottles filled with a liquid the he claimed slowed the ageing process. One officer said “check this guy out, I recon he’s done it before” The other officer said ” your right. He was arrested for the same thing in 1955, and 1998.DeJva Moo

Ageing… how many times are we going to get sucked into the bullshit?

I think therefore I am (sick, single, broke and unhappy)

After many years as a personal trainer, performance coach, and speaker on health, healing, communication, relationships and life, I have come to the clear cut decision that we all become what we think about every second of every day.stressed

Alright I can hear you now, “saying” oh no not another tree hugging, new age, hippie – smoking a joint and trying to tell me how to live my life. You can ask anyone who knows me, and they will tell you, that isn’t the case. I have just spent the last 25 years of my life talking to thousands of people about their life, health, body, relationships and view of the world.

It is your birth right to be healthy strong and vital, not to mention loved, joyful, and at peace. Have you ever wondered why there can 2 people, who have the same disease, and one will make a miraculous recovery and the other person will die exactly when they said he/she would?

We call it a miracle when this happens; Doctors call it remission. I have another word for it “Intention”. One person intended to make the doctors right and the other intended to make them wrong, I believe when you get down to it that is the main difference, now for the rest if this article It is my Intention to show you how to do it in all
areas of your life, the good bit that is, not the dying part.

Make the Nay-Sayers incorrect and yourself correct on all you want to have in your life, health, love, great relationships, and great job.

Anger, fear and sadness are not normal; To understand this you have to take a quantum leap into a world that is so different to anything we can hope to imagine. This world is all around us and we don’t even know it’s there. It permeates every cell of your body, and we are all involved with it weather we like it, believe in it or not. This world is the infinite world of thought.

None of this is information is new! It’s been around since the beginning of thinking and writing those thoughts down. I have been researching this for some time, and I have implemented it in my life in many ways, with fantastic results. William James who lived from January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910 said.

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitude of mind”.

Did you know? We have discovered neurotransmitters within the human body that actually explain how the mind-body connection works. Neurotransmitters are released from different glands; one is the hypothalamus (a small but powerful gland in your brain) in response to thoughts, beliefs and feelings and directly impact and controls the functions of all your organs, cells, molecules and atoms.

I know this all sounds a bit crazy and could be easily passed off as just another out there weirdo, who believes she can heal the world. Well actually I am, maybe not so weird though. To prove my point I am going to use the easiest example of this thought body connection. How does a man get an erection just by thinking about sex? Yes you see now don’t you?

This is now scientifically proven, a large number of medical studies demonstrate that negative emotions play a significant role in the development of heart diseases, chronic pain, autoimmune diseases and cancer.

Fear is the biggie, followed by sadness anger, anxiety, and shame, which are all related to fear anyway, they drain our energy and suppress our immune system. We sabotage ourselves and our addictive behaviour keep us stuck in old, destructive patterns. It’s all the non-supportive self-talk such as “it’s their fault” “I can’t do this” or “I don’t deserve this” preventing us from accessing our full potential and achieving a life deserving of our self.

Correct thinking, and right action create a self-empowered attitude and optimistic beliefs stimulate and enhance the healing process, and every other part of our lives. The integration and alignment of mind, body through thought provides, us with the most powerful resource for healing every part of our lives. ”Negative emotions, inner
conflicts and limiting beliefs are the most common factors that prevent us from changing, healing and succeeding.” There are some very simple methods of overcoming anything you are trying to heal in your life. The real problem lies with the fact that the easy things are also easy “not to do”. It all depends on how badly you want to change your life. It has been said we resist change, I believe we don’t resist change “when it’s our choice”.

So choose change over fear, change over anger, change over stress, and believe you can rise higher in life. Do a course, read some inspiring books, one of my favourites is a very simple read called the “Power of the Subconscious Mind”, by Joseph Murphy.

We have all at some stage in our life used this ever present power of thought to get some thing we want. Our problem lie’s in the fact that we didn’t pay attention
to the thought process that took place to achieve it, and didn’t give it the credit it deserved. So now we just keep plodding along wondering why nothing is working out, and we can’t seem to get a break. Pay very close attention to what you habitually think about every day, and see where you may be sabotaging yourself and change your mind.

The Emperor’s New Clothes

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There is a well-known tale about a vain Emperor who cares for nothing but his appearance and attire, who hires two tailors who are really swindlers that promise him the finest, best suit of clothes from a fabric invisible to anyone who is unfit for his position or “just hopelessly stupid”.

The Emperor cannot see the fabric himself, but pretends that he can for fear of appearing unfit for his position; his ministers do the same. When the swindlers report that the suit is finished, they mime dressing him and the Emperor then marches in procession before his subjects, who play along with the pretence.

Suddenly, a child in the crowd, too young to understand the desirability of keeping up the pretence, blurts out that the Emperor is wearing nothing at all and the cry is taken up by others. The Emperor cringes, suspecting the assertion is true, but holds up proudly and continues the procession.

Are we being fooled just like the Emperor?

What if we were all walking around naked? And no-one is saying anything as not to offend anyone, or believing they must be hopelessly stupid. Now that’s an interesting concept.

I believe we are naked. Well not in the literal term, that would be bit tricky to say the least. The tailors dressing us in today’s fable are the beliefs we hold about having no control over our physical body and leaving it to doctors to fix when something goes wrong, add to that little or no attention being paid to the mind.

The information we’re being fed is skewed in favour of Pharmaceutical and big business (supermarkets) who both just want us to buy their products.

It strikes me as very interesting that we are lead to believe that health problems/diseases are inevitable and if you haven’t got one, there’s something wrong with you. And if you believe the TV commercials the cure always seems to come with a hot guy and rolling fields of flowers, or absolutely fantastic looking people with great teeth.

We seem to think health problems and disease are normal and we see images depicting them all around us every day. Is it normal? The quick fix is one of the worst things produced and proffered in advertising today, that all we need is the latest pill, the latest diet or diet product or to get something cut out.

I want you imagine you’re driving down the highway in your brand new car. A red light comes on, on the dash board. So you pull into the next service station and ask for a hammer, and you bash the red light out, as you smile to the attendant and pass the hammer back.

We don’t do it with our cars, do we? Why do we do it with our bodies? If a red light come on in the car there’s something wrong with the motor. If a pain comes on in the body, there’s something wrong with the motor (mind).

Your body has the innate ability to heal itself. If you have a cut or a burn on your hand, or a broken bone it heals “yes”, so your body knows how to heal itself. Now if you have an internal problem, we seem to think the body won’t heal that. How does the body tell the difference between the cut, burn, broken bone and an ulcer in the stomach, or a problem with the bowel? Does it say to itself well now you’ve gone and done it! I’m not healing that one?

You see just like in the tale if you are gullible enough or vein enough to believe what a couple of dodgy tailor’s tell you, (Health marketing) you’re going to be walking around naked (unknowing), because you think if you try a new tailor you may be seen as a fool (new aged).

Just like the tale, the information we allow to dress us may not have our best interests at heart. Now this tale can’t end here though; we have the choice to dress ourselves in the morning in whatever we want, we can choose new tailors and get into some paisley or tie dyes, or how about an Armani business suit, the choice is always up to us. Seek out information on how to become more aware of your mind, and utilise its endless possibilities. The road to health and the road to happiness are 2 lanes of the same highway.

The Emperor’s New Clothes By Lyn Collett

Life Really is Simple…

????????????????????Stop complaining and take the Four Simple steps to a balanced life

Creating a balanced life may seem unattainable if you are busy being busy, however health and fitness expert, Lyn Collett says it is easier than you may think. Here are her four tips to a balanced, content life;

  1. A sense of meaning and purpose, in work and activities.
    Engage in meaningful, creative work. Do things that challenge your creativity and make you feel productive, whether or not you get paid for it — things like gardening, drawing, and writing, playing an instrument, or building something in your shed. Learn or discover new things. Think of it as ‘intellectual candy’. Try taking an adult education class, join a book club, visit a museum, or learn a new language.

    Laughter really is the best medicine.

  2. Laugh long and often, smile all day … even at strangers (well start with friends until you get it right!).
    We have so many sayings – I see them on the internet all the time, so why don’t we just do them? Laughter really is the best medicine; it’s been proven over and over again. If there is nothing to laugh about find something! Buy a joke book, go to a comedy night or watch a funny movie. It’s that easy!

    Without you out there, I cannot be me here.

  3. Build and maintain fulfilling relationships.
    Without meaningful relationships we simply don’t exist well; “Without you out there, I cannot be me here”. How often do you hear people talking about how bad someone else is? This is a cancer in society and needs to be left out of your vocabulary. To build better relationships with everyone in your life you need to first look at why you judge them? Because we generally judge others by how we judge ourselves. So your judgment is not of the others, but of yourself. Take time to find out why you judge and see what it is in you that you dislike so much and …

    We generally judge others by how we judge ourselves.

  4. Let go of past data.
    That person who abused you in some way 25 years ago – forgive them and move on; the parent who didn’t understand you – forgive them as they can only give you what they had at the time. The marriage that broke up and became an awful experience – stop blaming anyone for where you are right now. Forgiveness is the key to being healthier than ever, for it releases the negativity you have been harbouring and as a result releases you from the negative impact on your life. You know the other person is not thinking about what they did to you?

    Forgiveness is the key to being healthier than ever.

    So dump that past data sack you’ve been carrying around for so many years, as the weight of it lifts of your shoulders, the weight will also leave your body, in any form it has taken. Whether it is disease, body fat, skin problems or anything else, it will be gone as you forgive others, you forgive yourself as well.

 

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About Lyn

Hi there, welcome to my blog.. I love waking people up to their true nature and potential in life.. I can be a bit outspoken and I’ve suffered foot in mouth disease most of my life… However I’m still here and still have a lot to say… so stay tuned..