It is easy to quit anything if you believe your success is measured by how you are feeling at the time. Whether you are tired, in pain, anxious or even depressed. We default to stopping and quitting, or we look to find something else to try. This is not your fault. It is how we are wired. However, we can stick with anything, given great enough reason. Victor Frankl in the German concentration camp found a way to push through the greatest atrocities by looking at a bigger picture. A picture that there was more at stake here than just his survival. He saw that even in the most absurd, painful, and dehumanized situation, life has potential meaning and that, therefore, even suffering is meaningful. So despite extreme atrocities he learnt a way to master his perception of the circumstance and keep it together.
That is the idea I would like you to create in your mind. Picture how you can look, behave and feel with the health you have the potential to have. I pictured myself surfing a perfect wave in Indonesia while I was in hospital, and even though everyone was thinking I would die I never let that thought leave my mind. I also at the time could picture what would happen if I didn't get out of bed. That wasn't the image I wanted to focus on although in fact, that was much easier to see. I imagined my body dissolving away in pain. It is often easier to see the darker side.
However instead use it to direct you toward a better picture, use it to take action, not roll over and fade away. Often we never have a go because we think we will fail. However believe me it is better to keep trying and head towards the place of your healthy and happy vision rather then simply roll over and fade away.
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Yours in Health and Wellness
My Crohn's Doctor
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