Hello and welcome to Infinite Possibilities September blog!
Now that the cold winds of winter have given way to the blossoms of spring, many of us have been thinking about having a good spring clean and as such, decluttering was a hot topic on Infinite Possibilities Facebook Live videos.
Also on the agenda this month was a discussion on ways in which we can give more of ourselves to others, as well as the importance of immunity and how certain things can leave us more vulnerable and open to illness.
Let’s open things up by asking yourself this: can too much clutter be detrimental to your health?
When we spend time in a cluttered room we can often feel stressed or overwhelmed at the sheer amount of visual and mental stimuli around us. As a result, it is difficult to relax in a room crowded with clutter.
With many of us leading busy and, at times, stressful lives, our homes should be a calming place where we can find solace and peace after a busy day.
If the thought of spring cleaning makes you weak at the knees, don’t worry, I’m not suggesting you throw away all of your possessions! We all have things we need for our daily activities and a few sentimental objects that bring us joy.
It’s the useless, broken or downright ugly items that weigh us down that we can happily live without. If something does not bring you joy, you don’t need it taking up space in your life.
To avoid becoming overwhelmed, take it one step at a time, starting with a single cupboard, drawer or shelf. Scrutinise each item and ask yourself whether its useful to you or if the item would be better off donated or given to a friend. If it’s purely rubbish, toss it.
As you progress, you may even begin to enjoy the spring clean as well as all the extra space and serenity it brings to your home, as well as the simplicity it brings to your life. No more mornings tripping over stray shoes or moving ten different things before you can reach the remote!
Passing items on to friends or charities allows us to make a positive contribution to the lives of others. It feels good giving something to someone who otherwise would have had to go without.
These acts of giving flow on to the other topic discussed this week and that is how we can give more of ourselves.
With the stresses and demands of every day life, it can be very easy to slip into a self-centred and narrow-minded way of thinking. Its nothing too feel bad about, it happens to all of us, often subconsciously.
They key is remember that others are also experiencing their own struggles and we have the ability to alleviate some of their stress, and they have the ability to alleviate some of ours too. It’s a two-way street that serves to benefit us all.
We simply sometimes just forget that we have the ability to give a little more of ourselves to help others.
Imagine how different the world would be if we all committed to doing one selfless thing for someone else every day. That’s the kind of attitude that will help us grow as people as well as inspiring others to grow too.
While we’re taking care of others, it is also important to look after our health to ensure we are running at optimal level.
Our immunity can affect every aspect of our lives. When we don’t feel well, our work, personal relationships and happiness all suffer as a result.
There has been an astonishing amount of research into the immune system.
One study I was particularly interested in was a ten year study by Jim Rhoades who theorised that our immune system can help protect us from the number two degenerative disease- cancer.
This peaked my interest as I myself am a breast cancer survivor.
His research asked if our immunity is affected by something we are leaving out of our diet or are we accidently putting something in to our diet that shouldn’t be there.
He found both of these things to be the case.
This begs the question, what are we doing through lack of knowledge, or understanding, to harm our immune system?
In the 1950’s it was found that 1 in every 12 people would end up with cancer. 50 years into the early 2000’s that statistic rose to 1 in two people developing cancer.
With all the research and money being poured into handling this disease it did not make sense to me that the statistic had worsened.
The study went on to discuss the ways in which our food supplies have been compromised: herbicides, pesticides and pollution all affect our health and could be contributing to a decrease in our immunity.
When pesticides where introduced to farmers back in the 50’s it handled the problem of the pests that came to eat their produce. The only problem was these pesticides ended up being absorbed into the top soil.
Top soil should have an eco-system. One square foot of good fertile top soil should have millions of microorganisms and bacteria
This means that the bugs and worms ate away at the rocks and minerals in the soil, turning them into something that plants can absorb through their roots.
In this way, our body receives all these vitamins and minerals when we consume fresh vegetables.
Since being diagnosed with breast cancer and fighting it I have been using vitamin supplements to keep my immune system strong.
Since adding mineral supplements to my diet, I now know that I am giving myself the best chance possible to keep myself protected from illnesses and diseases.
It’s not as hard as you think and it starts just by deciding to make a change.
If you have any questions about anything in today’s blog post or you just want to have a chat, drop me a line via the contact page, I would love to hear from you!
Hello and welcome to the Infinite Possibilities blog!
After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010 I was plunged into a life altering journey that forced me to stop and re-evaluate major aspects of my life.
Through thoroughly researching my treatment options and communicating with health professionals, I was able to make an informed and educated decision about the best way forward for my health.
In this instance, I chose to say no to chemo, one of the most difficult decisions of my life. You can read more about this journey and my decision here.
I have learnt a lot through my personal health journey. It has given me the ability and power to help others in so many areas of life and now I can pass on that knowledge and encourage you to find solutions for yourself.
This process of reflection and re-evaluation lead to the creation of Infinite Possibilities, which exists to assist people who know they need to make a change in their lives and are ready to put these good intentions into action.
If you are reading this, chances are there is something in your life you know needs to change in order for you to be the best version of yourself you can be.
Take a moment to really think about the change you want to make and visualise how different your life would look if you were able to implement this change successfully. Are you slimmer? Are you having more meaningful conversations with your loved ones? Are you spending less time glued to your phone?
Whether the change you want to make lies in wanting to improve your physical health, working on positive personal or professional growth, family relationships, effective communication skills or improving your financial health, Infinite Possibilities can get you on your way to your new and improved self.
I have been fortunate to see many people change for the better through my work with Infinite Possibilities, and I want to help you embark on your journey to discover a better you.
These monthly blogs will tie in with the Tuesday evening Facebook live videos and will cover a vast array of topics with a focus on the many different aspects of health as well as personal and professional growth and development.
Often, we can get caught up in despair, thinking it is too late to even think about starting to change and we may be better off keeping things as they are for fear we will fail.
Don’t waste another moment with this toxic mindset.
Through these blogs you can expect to become more informed about your own health and wellbeing, be inspired by other people’s stories as well as equipping yourself with the knowledge and tools to make that all important first step towards changing your life for the better.
Are you ready to make that change I asked you to think about at the start of this blog? Make a commitment to yourself right now and mark the first Thursday of each month in your diary. On that day, make yourself a nice cup of tea and dedicate a few moments to reading that months tips and ideas and join in the discussion on the Infinite Possibilities Facebook page.
Change can be scary and that’s ok! I want you to get excited about the journey you are about to take!
Much in the way a caterpillar grows and sheds its cocoon to become a butterfly, you too can emerge from whatever is holding you back and soar.