“I declare this year to be a year of my optimum health. I can reach my fullest potential as my mind, body and spirit are well-coordinated. I’m aware that every cell of my body works together to keep me healthy and strong.”
Rina has been diagnosed with Breast Cancer Stage II four years ago.
Despite her condition, she lives a normal life while undergoing treatments. She doesn't mind having the disease. (At least that’s what it seems.)
She even manages to work on her trading business to make each day productive for her.
On another side of the world, there was this man named Luther.
During the first outbreak of COVID-19, he had diarrhea. He didn’t want to be checked in the hospital because of the COVID scare until it was time for him to go.
He was diagnosed with Dengue Fever but sadly, it was too late for the medical management and treatment. He had hypovolemic shock that caused his passing.
Meanwhile, Joe stayed in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) due to a severe vehicular accident.
What’s amazing is that he was able to recover in less than a month. Even the doctors could hardly believe what happened.
When asked about his experience, he said that visualization helped him to recover fast.
“Everyday while in the ICU, I wasn’t able to move my legs and arms. It was so frustrating on my part but I used this challenge to overcome my fear of being paralyzed”.
What he did was to visualize everyday the things that he loves to do like riding a bicycle and engaging in his favorite sports.
He stuck with this habit for several days even during his rehabilitation therapy.
These are three different scenarios from people with different health perceptions.
How about us?
How do we manage ourselves with the things that we hear and see everyday? Do we allow them to stress our health?
With the increasing cases of COVID-19 and other non-communicable diseases, how do we perceive things?
Do we let fear and anxiety ruin our everyday life?
Do we let these negative thoughts and feelings take control of the choices that we make?
Do we take charge of ourselves by thinking in an optimistic way?