For many, the road to health can seem overwhelming. We usually know what we need to do – eat a healthier diet, drink more water, exercise more often – but we lack the energy or motivation to make those day-to-day changes in our lifestyle.
Even people who are very disciplined in some aspect of their life may lack discipline in crucial areas relating to their health. Often, this has to do with the underlying and unaddressed fears that we carry around every day. When we feel fear, we often compensate by eating comfort food, zoning out by watching TV, or self-medicating with alcohol or other drugs.
We fear loss, death, the unknown, failure, and even success! Each of your fears may have taught you something useful and probably motivated you to overcome challenging obstacles in your life, but if your fears are holding you back from experiencing total health, it’s time to let them go.
Consider starting each day by identifying your deepest fear and addressing it directly: “Dear fear of loneliness, thank you for motivating me to seek out so many wonderful friends who’s company I treasure and enjoy. I appreciate you for protecting me against isolation, but it’s time for me to let you go. I accept that loneliness is sometimes a part of life, and I embrace time alone as well as time with friends and family.”