This is the main focus of the challenge…paying close attention to what your mind is telling you is possible (or not possible). As you work on recognizing & stopping the old programs you have running through your mind, you can begin to replace them with ANYTHING YOU WANT. There is NO LIMIT when it comes to your mind & all creation begins as a thought. Also, pay attention to what you are “feeding” your mind. Your thoughts are very easily influenced by the people you interact with, by the entertainment you watch, & by the things you read. Get in the habit of asking yourself: Does _______ inspire me to be my best self?
During this challenge, pay close attention to your thoughts about your body. If they are negative, turn them around & say something positive. Tell yourself that, for the next 30 days, you are going to truly appreciate the body that God has given you. Take a walk, drink more water, go to bed early & get up early so you have some time to yourself. The better care you take of your body, the better you’ll feel about yourself.
I love these quotes on the connection between the mind & the body…
“When a person makes their thoughts pure, they no longer desire impure food.” – James Allen, As A Man Thinketh
“If you would perfect your body, guard your mind. If you would renew your body, beautify your mind.” – James Allen, As A Man Thinketh
“There is no question that the health of the body affects the spirit…that which affects our bodies also affects our souls.” – Ezra Taft Benson
Are you nourishing your spirit on a daily basis? Do you have a daily connection with your Heavenly Father? What are your thoughts about God? How do you think He feels about you? One of the best ways to lift your thoughts is to feel connected to your Creator. I love this quote about what a relationship with God can do for you…
“Men and women who turn their lives over to God will discover that He can make a lot more out of their lives than they can. He can deepen their joys, expand their vision, quicken their minds, strengthen their muscles, lift their spirits, multiply their blessings, increase their opportunities, comfort their souls, and pour out peace… Give God your best & His best will come back to you.” – Ezra Taft Benson
Commit to take time during this challenge to connect with your Heavenly Father. He loves you & wants to help you succeed…
“Never assume that you can make it alone. You need the help of the Lord. Never hesitate to get on your knees in some private place and speak with Him. What a marvelous and wonderful thing is prayer. Think of it. We can actually speak with our Father in Heaven. He will hear and respond, but we need to listen to that response. Nothing is too serious and nothing too unimportant to share with Him.” – Gordon B. Hinckley