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Today’s Hashimoment: Living in the Moment

Hashimoments are affirmations and positive thoughts for people with Hashimoto’s. I started to write them because after reading research on the role of stress and emotions on the immune system, I realized how important what you think about and how you feel can be for your health.

I think one of the most challenging things about having Hashimoto’s is having to accept that there is no end point in dealing with this disease.

We can make tremendous progress in getting it under control or, hopefully, in remission. However, keeping it there requires daily commitment, discipline and vigilance.

And when you slip up, you pay.

And (forgive my language) sometimes the payment puts you on your ass and you are reminded, painfully, of what you can not do.

The point I’m trying to make is that this is a journey and while you make stops along the way, like any trip, you’ll never arrive at that place with no consequences.

Everything You Do Has Consequences

This is true of regular life, but it is especially true with Hashimoto’s.

What you do has special importance because of the challenges your body already faces.

What you eat, what you think, how much stress you have, what you drink, you name it, it all matters.

So, we’re faced with how we experience this.

It’s All About the Way You Look at It

Is it a crushing defeat or an incredible blessing?

This is the very definition of living in the moment.

This is what many saints and mystics strive for. Something to keep them present. What they often add is the element of detachment. That is their goal, to be present in every moment but to not be attached to that moment.

Be conscious of the decisions you make. Live in the now. Make those decisions count.

Because whether you like it or not, they will anyway.