Often, we can get stuck in a rut with our gut symptoms because we aren’t doing the thing we know we need to (or stop doing).
We’ve all got things going on, and when our gut symptoms aren’t life-threatening I think we can often just put up with it. Or, we find excuses not to take action (time, money etc). But, the quickest way to transform your gut health is really to take action in the area that your brain keeps directing you to.
Maybe you’re continually eating something you know doesn’t agree with you but it’s just easier in a time management sense to eat that way, maybe you eat even when you are not hungry and then feel sick later, maybe you know you should go to the doctor about an issue but don’t.
Then, we might feel guilty, beat ourselves up and perhaps also question why we can’t stop or start something which often leads to harsh self-talk. And because life is so busy, things will keep going on and suddenly it’s been three months and you haven’t taken action on the thing you know you should. And so the cycle continues.
So how do we break the cycle?
Everything we do comes from a belief that we have about ourselves or about life. Most of the time we don’t even know what those beliefs are. The important thing though, is to work out where you aren’t taking the aligned action, and why.
Here are some journal prompts for you:
What is one thing I am doing, or not doing, that I know I should?
What is preventing me from taking the action I know is right?
If these challenges didn’t exist, what would I do?
What support will I get to help me take this step?
Then take action straight away, no matter how small, otherwise this will remain an activity with no real outcome.
This exercise brings awareness to the areas of your health you need to tend to, and how you can move forward in this area.
You can create new cycles by breaking the old one, which will help you to be more kind to yourself, listen to your intuition and stay motivated to look after yourself in the way you really want to.