Unblock your health using the power of your mindset, your posture and your food

Adele Stickland Adele Stickland

Are you struggling with mental blocks?  Suffering from creative stagnation? Staring at a blank page?  Not sure which direction your life is going?  What is your next career move?  This blog will outline the three ways women block their own personal energy for success. Success in the adventure of life and/or business success. These blocks can be Mindset blocks which effect self-confidence, a bad posture which will affect the flow of your health and your energy and of course your block around your personal food choices which will affect your mood and your productivity.  Uncovering your personal blocks will shift your life and your career to a higher gear.  Your food, physical wellbeing and your ‘mind chatter’ choices affect your body and your longer-term happiness. This blog will outline how you can identify and address each block and move towards shifting them.

Mental blocks are created from imposter syndrome, bad posture and even your food choices

 

Working as a Coach what I find fascinating is how you hold yourself back even in your own sphere of love and caring,  I notice clients who create mental blocks around self-esteem, “I am not good enough” or “my bum is too big for anyone to take me seriously.”  Or others who block energy circulating around their body, their blocks are physical ones created by bad posture.   When your body is bent over and preventing you from breathing and moving comfortably.  Nutrition can be a big block for some clients, being unable to change direction after years of thinking the same way or eating in a pattern that creates a comfort from the stresses of life.

Which energy block relates to you:

  1. Mental mindset block “I am not good enough”?
  2. A physical block where energy flow is stopped because of bad posture?
  3. Nutritional block – “I have always eaten this way, food is my comfort.”

Do any or all of these blocks relate to you?  Simply being aware of your blocks is the first way to correct them.

Let’s explore each more fully and work on how to simply release them.

Imposter Syndrome is your first block to your growth

The world of the female career girl or entrepreneur is exciting, fabulous, enriching and heady.

Perhaps you feel that you are a world away from having a ‘career’ or feeling into being a true ‘entrepreneur’?

Are you are telling yourself that you have not reached your business goals or working within a company structure doesn’t give you that business guru status?

Whether you are your stay at home mum who is just starting out on your own or perhaps you have been a career goddess for many years. There is always a feeling of ‘imposter syndrome’ I am not good enough, what if I get found out? How did I get here?  I started my first business when my son was 18 months old. I crashed out of corporate life and retrained as a fitness instructor and over the years transitioned on to become a Health Coach. I have never looked back and I love the freedom my businesses give me to explore life and reach new levels of my own growth.

Of course, I like you, have had terrible, awful times in my life where I had moments where I had no control or way out. I had an entire decade trying to figure out why my body was so wrong when I couldn’t successfully take to term a 2nd child.   Even through that pain and insecurity, I knew I had the answer. I knew I was just a step away from my next incarnation of me, the next step in my growth was being created.  I have always invested in myself and actively looked for a solution. There is always a solution. It is our blocks that get in the way of seeing that solution. Sometimes, most of the time it is self-belief in ourselves

I have always believed that women have incredible resources, energy and business skills. We manage a house, parties, dinner dates, schedules, budgets, and missing socks.  And yet women create communities and growth – from the local business networking, mum groups, dog training. Organising and being part of a community is where you thrive, and if you are creating, if you are nurturing, you are an executive of your own domain. The option whether you make money from this role is personal to your circumstances whether you thrive is dependant on your how the energy flows in your body and where your thoughts go.

When you channel your energy in the right direction you are unstoppable. Your focus is all you need, the monkey chatter is just a block.  Your ego trying to keep you safe and small. Staying true to your destiny will prove to be enough.

These feelings and words that you hear yourself saying are simply BLOCKS to your true self.

Energy blocks in your body

If you are on board that your thoughts are your mood. What are your thoughts about your body?

Do you appreciate it, do you allow it to feel well? Do you allow healing into your body? Do you trust your body? Do you have negative beliefs concerning your body? Do you consider your body as a friend or an enemy?

These thoughts have a direct relationship with your body.  Muscular tensions and bad postures are a direct result of negative thoughts, they are indicators of your resistance to your own well being.  Negativity turns into tight muscles which are the origin of energy stagnation and illness.

To release muscular tensions, you need to be attentive and aware of the fact that you are tense.  Becoming aware that your shoulders are tense you can decide to release the tension, incorporate practising daily relaxations, massage it through. It starts with your awareness.

In your daily life, you become tense all the time for many different reasons, your life may be full of small stresses throughout your day, you don’t notice.  Over time stress and tension create knots in your muscles, tightness in your shoulders, hips, legs

Healthy solution: Become aware of how and when you get tense. What are the thoughts that create tension in your body? Simply notice the reaction your body has to your daily thoughts.

Postural blocks

The core of your body where your important muscles like your heart and diaphragm reside can be greatly affected by your bad posture.  Your energy levels and your body can become blocked after years of unconscious bad posture and breathing.

There are many variations of incorrect posture but slouching can drop your ribcage down into your abdomen, this, in turn, affects the function of your diaphragm and your heart. 

When your rib cage drops, it pushes your organs forward and creates tremendous pressure. This causes a bulging of the belly and blocks blood and energy flow. Your body experiences stress and will be unable to function properly which creates feelings of physical discomfort.

Your diaphragm is the ceiling to the abdomen and the floor to your heart and lungs and it is designed to draw in oxygen and remove waste. Your heart pumps the blood filled with oxygen to your cells. If your ribcage is being forced out of alignment through bad posture then your heart will be unable to function at an optimum and your body will suffer from a deficit of oxygen. Which will affect your energy levels, create pain and ageing and disease?

Bad posture means that your breathing will become more rapid and shallow which will affect your muscle function of your diaphragm and the heart. Your body becomes exhausted trying to compensate for the lack of flow. 

Finding great posture and aligning your rib cage allows for all the organs to function optimally, aiding in proper digestion and elimination. 

Read more about posture alignment: Why great posture is important to your health

 

 

Nutritional health fads keeping you stuck

Bombarded with “how to’s” and “what if’s” are poisonous to your body and your mind and keeps you stuck in a holding pattern of desperation and bouncing from one nutritional fact to another.

Whilst in France recently for the summer, my husband’s French cousin explained there are no nutritional ‘fads’ in France. There is no fear of food marketing.  The level of obesity in France is nowhere near the levels of UK. In the obesity ranking, French men come in at 26th place; the elegant women do better, only reaching the 28th position in the Fat League of Europe as reported by The Independent recently.

The French are very clear about home cooking

“home cooking and vanity” explains Rosie Millard of The Independent

Radio 4 food critic Sheila Dillon explains that the UK has a “broken food culture”, with a huge over-reliance on processed nutrition.

“Our move off the land had been very extreme, much more so than in France, Italy or Germany,” Radio 4 food critic Sheila Dillon

If you are listening to too many conflicting voices then the food industry will tie you in knots.  Low carb, wheat free, dairy free, diet clubs are all FADs Unless there is a very real medical reason for you to be following them, then don’t.  Unless you are going to make it a mission to understand what nutrients including vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that you are removing from your diet and what you have to put back into to compensate.  If you are going to take the time to understand the long-term implications of the trend, then avoid short-term, reactive knee-jerk approach.

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Take your time understanding your body, begin by adding in good nutrition, understand how good nutrition affects your body THEN you can take out what you consider maybe causing irritation or

I’m a Health Coach who has all the normal accoutrements of a Health Advisor – an online nutritional programme, an exercise obsession (namely Pilates) and coaching clients with mindset blocks around their health.   The end object for me is to give my clients clarity and the physical ability to empower women to fulfil their true destiny, realise what they are capable of.  After working with me several clients have completely changed not only the way that they have viewed their body but have the confidence to change career and their life.

Perhaps now from reading this blog, you can appreciate that emotional and physical blocks can stop you from reaching your true purpose. My soul gift is to make sure your block is not your weight and more importantly your health.

Take your body with you on your journey to fulfil your success. Don’t ignore your body’s signs for love, nutrients and kindness.

Turn your instinctive nature towards caring and nurturing yourself through nutrition, exercise and self-love

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Find out what other gorgeous girls have to say…

Gail had followed Weight Watchers and Slimming World for nearly 20 years, yet she was going nowhere and knew that the results were short term. They never worked in the long term and it didn’t feel like a life change they were a temporary fix.  She felt out of control with food and unhappy about it. She knew what she was doing was unhealthy but not knowing how to stop that, she needed guidance. She had read a lot about nutrition and the best things to do to get yourself fit and healthy but she couldn’t fit it into her family life. Gail is a legal secretary with twins.

Gail felt shame and guilt around her food choices, she felt out of control. She had the information on how to eat better and how to feel better but she needed to be part of something that was and guidance.  Working together Gail began to identify her binge eating was caused by boredom and feeling overwhelmed with her work and family.  She now eats intuitively and nourishes her body. she has now found a new direction and changed her life

Trying to do too much at once was overwhelming so she concentrated on the nutrition and worked towards to increasing her exercise

Gail’s results include:

  • Listening to her body and intuitive rather than mindless eating.
  • “Not stuffing her face” because she is eating emotionally
  • Thinking of her day as a whole instead of moving from one meal or snack to another.
  • Binge eating under control, she has identified she ate out of boredom and feeling overwhelmed emotionally or eating because she wanted to put things off.
  • Feelings of shame around her behaviour have gone.
  • Initially, Gail delayed starting the programme because she was scared of failing and she didn’t think she could do it, she didn’t eat of hunger,
  • Feeling full from proper food rather than eating because she was bored.
  • The mental load has been lifted there is no longer point counting, or weighing things, or have I had enough of this? Looking back that was such a waste of time.

Gail Jarvis Mum of twins 10th July 2018

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