So if you follow me on instagram, twitter, or on snapchat (username: LaurenABrenner) you’ll know I had surgery this week. A year ago I found out I had inner ear fluid leaking out of ear, causing a “dropping” or falling sensation consistently each day. I would trip out of no where and it could get so bad where I couldn’t even drive. I felt a bit better a few months last year, but this year it came back again in full force. So, we went in for round two last Wednesday.
Last year I went in scared, with no positive thinking, no preparation and as could be expected, I came out feeling awful, bedridden, unable to eat for days. I decided to never let this happen again. Yes, of course there are risks and I was a bit scared, but I’ve learned an important message: you manifest your life. If you only think negative, negativity will surround you. On the other hand, if you approach life and situations with a positive mind, you may still hit some bumps, but you at least have a positive outlook when dealing with them.
I still fully believe in Western Medicine, but I’m also exploring other avenues: meditation, reiki, continuing healthy eating, hypnotists, and believing in something greater than I am. I cannot tell you how much the simple concept of positive thinking has changed my health. I wanted to share some tips that I’ve learned. Regardless if you’re battling an illness or ailment, this is great advice for anyone:
1. Acknowledge the issue at hand. “Yes, I don’t feel well right now, but let’s see what else I can do.” Don’t push issues away, see them, acknowledge them, and then set them free.
2. Just like with stormy weather, grey clouds are only temporary. No matter where you are in the world, the blue skies will come out again. Don’t focus on the grey, look forward to the blue.
3. Take care of yourself. Eat well. Sleep. Take a nap. Don’t overcommit yourself. Drink tea. Stay hydrated. Read a book. Find a hobby. Find any pleasure that is away from technology.
4. Thank yourself each day. Find one good thing you did for yourself, a loved one, or a stranger. When you’re having a bad day, read over this list and find inspiration to be better, to do better.
5. Don’t be all-consuming. I like to focus on the macro, but my boyfriend is much more of a landscape person. When I can hyper focus, he brings me out of it. Find a support system to help stay positive, but never forget, you’re the only person that can take care of you. Be able to support yourself physically and emotionally.
I have a few more reiki sessions left with my coach and I hope to share more in the next few weeks. But remember to stay positive, don’t let negative people or thoughts cloud those blue skies in your head.