Body Transformation Made Simple

Today’s lifestyle has us running around at warp speed and we barely ever get a chance to slow down and take time for ourselves.
Basically, I look at it as being trapped by living in a way that is not our own.

Due to this type of living we are now forced and have been for some time to stop for fast food while on the go, having quick meals at our desk while working and these days more and more we are having fewer sit-down meals with our family.

Now this might not be all of you, but I would guess that it’s most of us. Me included and I’m turning it around.

I can guarantee that everything above is causing you to feel:

  • Less connected than ever before even if you are constantly scrolling through Facebook and Instagram or whichever platform you use….
  • Anxiety is happening more and more, we get home at night and can’t even deal with the What’s for dinner question or better yet you get so frustrated that you shut down and by the time you know it, it’s 10pm and time to go to bed.

We have become a society of mindlessness and it’s killing us slowly.

So, at this point you might be saying well how can I change this? It’s just the way life is……

Sure, you can handle it that way or you can gain control over yourself and screw the rest…..

Here’s the thing, you can continue to live in the way you are now and suffer at every turn or make the change that you know will have you living in an environment that is less stressful on a daily basis.

We all have this choice and if you say well that sounds great and all but how can I even do that with the demands that life puts on us today?

It’s simple, YOU CANNOT CONTROL WHAT HAPPENS OUTSIDE OF YOURSELF BUT YOU CAN CONTROL HOW YOU REPSOND TO WHAT’S HAPPENING OUTSIDE OF YOURSELF.

This is a statement that I use often with myself and with those that are around me. I use it consistently in my coaching programs to help people shift their perception of what they believe to be real to creating their true reality.

I hope you are starting to see that the way in which you are living daily is not mindful, healthful and doesn’t serve you and your goals.

Here’ are just some simple steps to making sure you start living your way and not responding to outside influences that do not matter.

Meditation: this is being used at more and more in our society today and it should be, it’s been around for thousands of years. Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing their mind on a particular object, thought or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state.

What are some of the benefits?

  • Reduces Stress. Stress reduction is one of the most common reasons people try meditation. …
  • Controls Anxiety. …
  • Promotes Emotional Health. …
  • Enhances Self-Awareness. …
  • Lengthens Attention Span. …
  • May Reduce Age-Related Memory Loss. …
  • Can Generate Kindness. …
  • May Help Fight Addictions

So, from this you can see that this will allow you to gain control over yourself again.  There are many free apps and guided meditations that will help you through this process.  If you find it difficult to still your mind, don’t worry we all do at first.  It’s only with practice that you will be able to meditate for longer periods each time.  I use a free site https://www.fragrantheart.com/cms/free-audio-meditations  you can choose to have music or not.  There are several to choose from depending on what you feel you need to focus on. 

Mindfulness: now I know some of you have heard this word thrown around recently and most people don’t really understand what it means.  Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one’s attention to experiences occurring in the present moment, which one can develop through the practice of meditation and through other training.

Sounds simple, but unfortunately in our fast-paced world we have lost this and it’s a heavy price we are paying.  We have more overweight kids than ever before, more kids anxious than ever before, and adults are feeling the same way.  Our lives have gotten out of control and anxiety has taken over as we are not taking the time to be mindful to what we are thinking, feeling and doing every day.

We need to stop this behavior and gain control:

  • Eat mindfully: do not eat at your desk, this behavior of eating at your desk doesn’t allow for your mind to observe the fact that you are feeding your body. You are mindlessly eating and before you know it your mind doesn’t connect with your body and you end up eating more than you need.  Kids are the worst these days, they bring snacks and full meals into their rooms and while playing Xbox or something else they eat and they are not paying attention to what’s entering their mouth and body and before they know it somehow an hour later they are still hungry.  Your mind has not told your body that you are full because the action of focusing on something else has taken over the minds communication with its digestive system. 
  • Observe your breathing: pay attention to what your body is telling you, breathing has a world of knowing and you can change what your doing and how your feeling in an instant by observing this. Slow it down by taking a walk and regaining control of your thoughts rather than being bombarded by everything around you.
  • Get lost in the flow of doing things you love: One of my favorites! I play guitar, and this allows me to let go of everything that I was thinking and feeling at that moment. I truly get lost in the notes and chords and all my thoughts are gone for the moment.  This is a form of meditation.  We must do more things that spark our soul at the deepest level. 
  • YOUR PHONE! How could I almost forget this one, we spend more time on our phones these days than most recreational activities.  Even when we are out trying to enjoy the day or event we are at, we are taking pictures, posting to facebook or IG or somewhere or texting a friend, replying to an email.  It’s the first thing we pick up in the morning and the last thing we put down at night.  We are so not in control here.  Take control back!
    • Here’s a challenge, do not look at your phone for the first hour of your day, yes that’s right!  Do NOT look at it, think about it this way when we look at it first thing in the morning we are setting are days up based on what comes at us.  We get a good email or text we are good, we get a bad one…..well then we are in a bad mood for the rest of the day.  Set yourself up for the day, do not let it set you up for the day.  Steve Jobs wouldn’t let his kids play with his inventions: 

      Steve Jobs in 2010 was on the stage at the Apple event releasing the iPad and he described it as a wonderful device that brought you educational tools. It allowed you to surf the web, it allowed you to watch videos, it allowed you to interact with other people. And he basically said it’s the best way to do all those things.

      Two years later when he was asked “Your kids must love the iPad?” He said “Actually we don’t allow the iPad in the home. We think it’s too dangerous for them in effect.” The reason why he said that was because he recognized just how addictive the iPad was as a vehicle for delivering things to people. That once you had the iPad in front of you, or when you took it away from the home with you, you’d always have access to these platforms that were very addictive. That were hard to resist.

These are just a few of the ways to gain control of what’s happening from day to day.  This is how you transform your body, by regaining control over you again. 

We are reacting and not doing more of being proactive.  Our minds are stressed, and our bodies are stressed from this.  We are gaining weight and we don’t know why, we are working out, eating healthy or making better choices but we cannot change our body. 

Our emotions are packaged up in our body, and if not released through this practice above we will add to the package, (pounds).  We store our emotions, like we do with food.  Release them by mindful of what’s going on with you. 

This all takes practice and we know it’s not easy and some of this might be foreign to you, but we at Soul Warrior know it to be true.  We cannot stress enough that now is the time to change and take massive action towards the person you want to be and stop being the person that everyone else wants you to be. 

Feel free to reach out with any questions

Michael

Soul Warrior Consulting