Clearing out the weight

As the water rushes over you, imagine that you are washing away and letting go of whatever negative thoughts or emotions you have been holding on to.

by Kathy Balland — 

From time to time, people get that urge to do some cleaning and clearing out — not only in their homes, but in their lives as well. Do you feel surrounded by clutter? Is it getting a little too dusty in your world? Sometimes people discover that when they begin to let go of things in their homes, they can actually start to shed a few pounds as well. In other words, the mind and the body go hand in hand.

Besides doing actual cleaning, which can burn a few calories, you can use your imagination or your subconscious mind to release and let go of negative thoughts, such as fear or other limitations. A great place to do this is in the shower. As the water rushes over you, imagine that you are washing away and letting go of whatever negative thoughts or emotions you have been holding on to.

You can then begin to replace those feelings with something more positive. For example, spend a few minutes each day imagining yourself doing whatever it is that you want to accomplish, as if you have already achieved your goal (such as a healthy weight). You can also create a vision board, or perhaps revamp your old vision board by replacing old pictures with new ones or positive words that will give you renewed inspiration.

You can bring new hope and peace into your life when you let go of the old, then reassess and revive your dreams and goals. And in the process, you might just shed some of those unwanted pounds.

 

Kathy Balland is an author/speaker and certified hypnotherapist, who specializes in weight management with clients and facilitates play shops. blissfulrenewal.com or 480-688-3924.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 27, Number 4, August/September 2008.

 

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