Today I want to give you an exercise in focus.
Has anyone ever asked you what you want and you kind of stall and then list all the things you don’t want?
You might be certain in one area of your life like work or finances but maybe another area like health or relationship feels like a mystery.
Energy flows where focus goes so as you focus on all the things you don’t want your brain hears them and says, “oh those must be important. I will make sure to give her lots of that.”
Seriously, this is a scientific fact.
An example of this is when something becomes important to you, you start noticing it everywhere. It could be you just loved a movie and saw an actor you like in that movie and now you see that actor everywhere. Or you went to test drive a red Tesla and now everywhere you go you see red Teslas. Those things were always around you, you just didn’t notice them until your brain thought it was important to you.
You can even test this out.
Think of something and plant the seed in your brain, I wonder if I should start drinking celery juice? Read a couple of articles and then see if you start noticing stuff about celery hahahaha.
What is exciting about this is that you can consciously choose what you want to focus on. Make it something that supports you and serves you.
If you want to be healthier and eat better. Start supporting that with what you buy at the grocery, read about it and even when you are working out or walking repeat, “I am getting healthier and healthier every day!” Direct your focus.
So here is the challenge.
This week every time you think of something you don’t want erase it and say the opposite. Even if you don’t “know” what you want just use the word that is opposite of what you don’t want. “I don’t want to be tempted by junk food any more, I don’t want to over eat.” Switch that immediately in your brain: "Oops, brain, what I really want is to enjoy and love healthy and delicious veggies (and say it with excitement and maybe even jump up and down) and I will stop when I am full so I can run around and enjoy my kids.”
Give this a go. You will be amazed at the results.
Let me know. I love to hear how it is going for you.
Thanks sweet family.
Courtney Gebhart, Life Coach, Kundalini Yoga teacher, and Human Being.