Find your inner strength

Written by Alison Dunlop

This month’s theme is strength, but I will not be talking about abs, biceps
and outer strength.

I will be however addressing our inside strength. So what does it mean to
have inner strength?

Inner strength is that ability to survive and thrive whatever life throws at us!
So how do we harness and build up inner strength?

It starts by embracing a passionate relationship with yourself, and
discovering what you are capable of. Make a start by saying goodbye to
things that no longer serve you. This includes old beliefs and insecurities.

Declutter negativity; give the news a miss, and steer clear of negative people.
Next, look after your body! There is truth to that saying “treat your body like
a temple”.

Our bodies perform better and coping skills are enhanced with cleaner living,
so keep the junk food to a limit, and minimise alcohol intake. Enjoy fresh
nutritious food and exercise instead.

Enjoy life! Remember we spend so much time working, and dealing with daily
stresses, that we sometimes forget time for rest and play. Allow yourself to
have some fun, spend some time outdoors, and allow your body to recharge.
We cannot function properly when our internal battery is low.

Often aspiring to be like someone, whether it be a famous person, or someone
we know, gives us courage and strength.

A favourite technique I use with clients to inspire and increase confidence
involves superheroes. Batman and Wonder Woman are strong, confident
and invincible!

My clients love to get into character and visualise putting on their cape etc. If
they have a life challenge coming up, visually putting on a cape or wearing a
batman t-shirt actually works for them.

One final point to being the superhero of your life is to take things one step
at a time. Bite off achievable chunks, and seek a kinesiology session if you are
needing help with your inner strength.

Guidance card for the month – Star gazer

Go beyond your limitations and believe the impossible is possible.