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Overcoming a Negative Mindset

In Postmenopause we're faced with aging bodies and symptoms like hormonal imbalances, weight gain, fatigue etc. that we struggle with. Many of these symptoms can just continue to linger and cause us to miss out on feeling our best and living out our God given purpose.

Many times, it's actually a negative mindset that's keeping us stuck and not moving forward to make the necessary changes toward optimal health. Overcoming a negative mindset is crucial to thriving in Postmenopause rather than just surviving these years. If we focus on the problem too much we'll be discouraged and our mindset will be more negative. A negative mindset will be very self limiting and before you know it, you'll start believing you won't ever feel better or you'll never have balanced hormones. Maybe you're dreaming of losing 10-20 lbs. but you don't really believe you will lose the weight. A negative mindset is a sure way to live a more stressed life.

The good news is we can change our mindset from negative to positive and start with small changes which will add up to big changes over time. Over the years, one of the most important changes I learned to make is involving gratitude. When we have a greatful attitude, we're thankful for what we have and we won't stay as focused on our problems. It's not that we're pretending the symptom or problem doesn't exist but we're choosing not to stay dwelling on it. We do need to replace the negative thoughts with positive, grateful thoughts. I know when I turn my thoughts toward God and begin thanking Him for what He has done for me and provided for me, my mindset changes to positive. I begin to believe that with God's help, I will overcome.

Psalm 28:7 says, "The Lord is my strength and my shield; in Him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to Him.

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