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What’s your “chocolate”?
I mean, what is your special something that when you do it or have it, that you totally lose yourself in it?
It doesn’t have to be a food. It could be a sport, a person, a destination, a hobby …. something gives you a chocolate high and reminds you that you’re alive.
Take a minute to think about it.
Is it a decadent dessert? An incredible holiday? A book you’re reading? A room you decorated? A friend whose company you so enjoy?
The mind is so powerful that we need not to even be indulging physically to enjoy emotionally.
Our memories – are even stronger, our BELIEF – acts as a placebo and can bring us joy by just thinking about it.
Aha – placebo thinking can be a great stress-reducer
“Placebo” is Latin for “I shall please.” (Now doesn’t that make sense knowing what you do about the placebo effect?)
In fact, it’s shown that people who suffer quietly with depression, then seek help, often begin to feel better before their first session.
Their belief in their decision and future action starts the healing process.
That’s how incredible our mind-body healing ability is.
I love it when William and I go golfing at Pinehurst. We don’t get there as often as I’d like but when I think of Pinehurst I can smell the pine needles that cover much of the ground in the village, see myself making a birdie on that first dog-leg on course #5, feel the super soft water in the pool after the round, and taste that signature pork chop at our favourite restaurant, the Pinecrest. (I think my blood pressure just came down a few notches. That experience is a whole box of chocolates!)
Conjuring positive and enjoyable visuals in your mind’s eye is so stabilizing for your body.
A great way to enjoy your “chocolate” more often.