1440 opportunities to #changeyourworld
I don’t think we need to waste any time, convincing anyone of the difficulty that the last two years have become renown for. All of a sudden, we’re back at work, looking toward some form of hope that something might be different in 2022, as hard as it is to believe or visualise.
In the last two years I have seen an overwhelming number of challenges present themselves around our overall wellness and health, challenges that people are unfamiliar with that have left many people in panic, distress and without the knowledge or skill set to navigate through and for those who believe they are doing the right thing, because of the misconceptions that society have long painted for us to follow.
Unfortunately, we are taught from a very young age that whenever we are feeling down or “off” that we should seek help and professional treatment. In the most part I believe this to be good advice, but for the other part I believe this to be society’s laziness or ignorance in understanding what the human being is fundamentally wired for and just how much we can do that would be insanely beneficial to us, from the comfort of our own homes. The things we often ignore, because they are not the quick fix, we have become eager to find.
We are not broken machines that need fixing, we are human beings that need our emotional needs met. What we have experienced in the last two years has been incredibly challenging and we need to hold space to navigate through that and find the learnings. To appreciate that the struggle is a positive action signal for change in our lives and simply if it didn’t exist, we would be the same person we were many years ago.
You need your pain. It is a message, and we must listen to the message. All these depressed and anxious people, all over the world—they are giving us a message. They are telling us something has gone wrong with the way we live. We need to stop trying to muffle or silence or pathologize that pain. Instead, we need to listen to it, and honour it. It is only when we listen to our pain that we can follow it back to its source—and only there, when we can see its true causes, can we begin to overcome it.Johann Hari (Lost Connections)
If you are going through challenges as a result of any trauma experienced from the last two years, I encourage you to delve deeper into the difficulty and see it as a chance to evolve. I encourage you to explore the endless options that exist to you for free and see for yourself, just how incredibly resilient you can be when you tap into the strength and uniqueness of who you are.
- 26 minutes of exercise a day.
- 5 minutes of gratitude morning and night
- 5 minutes of positive affirmations or a motivational video or podcast in the ears
- Good nutritional foods that feed your gut health
- Increasing water intake first thing of a morning
- 5 minutes of meditation, morning and night
- 10 minutes of reflective journaling of a night
- 30 second cold shower before jumping out in the morning
- Aligning with the values of you, no one else
- Talking openly about your experiences with trusted friends, family or supports.
These basic tools exist to us, every day at any moment. These tools are not revolutionary, they have existed for years but have been ignored and silenced by government and big Pharma, but what they do for our human condition is far more effective than any medication you’re given as a first point of call.
By doing nothing, nothing changes.
In fact, 91% of what you think about today, is the same again tomorrow.
It’s about becoming curious about what those thoughts are saying or trying to show you. Alter the course of your life by having the courage to play in them.
The reality is you won’t wake up one day and you’re suddenly better: your pain, mistakes and doubts gone. What is possible is to Change Your World through putting powerful ideas into mental and physical action minute-by-minute, day-by-day.
I’ve stepped in shit, I’ve burnt bridges, I’ve caused myself pain, I’ve won awards, I’ve had sporting success, been dumped, fallen in love, broken bones, been broke, lost my job, met amazing people, spoken in front of thousands, made big mistakes, tried to fix them, while other mistakes I made again and again.
After I battled or triumphed through each of these lessons, not long afterwards I’d inevitably realise the crucial lesson I needed at the time, and understood I needed to remember it going forward in life. These lessons have built up a philosophy for me around the power to Change Your World.
Change Your World is about engaging with yourself, engaging with others and the world around you from a place of love and inspiration.
There is 1440 minutes in your day- starting now,
1440 opportunities to #changeyourworld. To create something more meaningful for yourself. And on the days where you least feel up to it, be gentle. But don’t let it capture you for any longer than it needs to.
Left foot, right foot…. One day at a time.
With all the uncertainty in the world and what lies ahead I know one thing to be true.
You can do it, you’re stronger than you know.
Put the wellness, back in your hands.
CEO- Mindfull Australia
If you would like to understand or read more about medication, therapy and the tools to create your own blueprint to wellness, you can find them all in my book. #1 amazon best seller – Nobody Can Save Me. www.mattrunnalls.com.au/nobodycansaveme
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