Saturday, February 5, 2011

Take a Vacation from my Problems!

It's just so Freaking hard sometimes 
           (please, mom... don't wash my mouth out with soap)

I have just got to remember to "Watch my mouth!" (what I'm saying)

This week I was Dealing with a frustrating (to say the least) situation.... 
                       I found myself saying

"it's just making me sick".....

Yikes all mighty.  
          That goes against everything I have been trying to accomplish this year 
(with my "re-inventing" myself.... such an "in"  thing to say... isn't it?)

WHY in the world would I say.... "it's just making me SICK?"  
                         NO.... stop that, please don't say that!

I feel good, I feel great, I feel wonderful...(repeat)

Just Temporarily disconnected

Say what I WANT  to B e l i e v e! 
(Don't say what I don't want to have happen!)


New research has showing that similar brain mechanisms are at work whether we're influenced by
expectations coming from outside ourselves 
we're generating our own expectations 

The idea that both kinds of expectations have comparable effects - 
including physical ones-on the brain is one of the bases of affirmations.  
Tor Wager, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology at Columbia University.  

"What we think can change the structure of our brains 
through what scientist call Neuroplasticity." 

 "When we repeat an affirmation, our prefrontal cortex sends signals through out the brain telling it to come into alignment with our intention.  In effect, we are rewiring our brains in  accordance with new, empowering thoughts ('I can do this') that help us produce the results we want."
 Andrea Sullivan, owner of BrainStrength Systems, which uses neuroscience insights in it's consulting, coaching, and public speaking services.

Here is the trick to it all 
(I call it a trick, but it's not really a trick, and I wouldn't want to trick you)

Suspend disbelief
You don't have to believe that your affirmation is true right now, but you have to believe in the possibility of getting what you want.

Keep it short, to the point and positive:
Say.... "I'm happy" rather than "I'm not upset."
If you think in the negative, you place your
emphasis on the lack rather than on the possibility.
 Psychiatist Tracy Latz, M.D., coauthor of Shift: 12 Keys to Shift your Life

Imagine it vividly:
About 83% of Olympic Athletes state use some form of mental imagery to enhance performance.  Apparently the brain doesn't differentiate between pretending to do something and actually doing it - if you imagine it clearly and strongly enough.
Psychologist Steven Ungerleider, Ph.D., 

Write it and repeat it:
You can just think it in your head, but nothing is more powerful than voicing it.  Saying your affirmation out loud implies a commitment that makes it more likely you'll take the actions to reach your goal.
Psychiatrist Tracy Latz, M.D.

Proverbs 3:3  

 3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you; 
   bind them around your neck, 

 write them on the tablet of your heart.

Psalm 19:14  

 May these 
words of my mouth and 
this meditation of my heart 
   be pleasing in your sight,
   Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.

(God wants us to be healthy and well.... it pleases him)

There is a reason and wisdom in SPEAKING, Repeating and Thinking  words, thoughts and ideas that are Positive!  

We actually HEAR and Process (in our brain) what WE SAY!    
It's powerful!  

B A L A N C E 

  Mentally, Physically, Spiritually

An interesting thought:  Stressful Events are like  a  virus or bacteria  that attempts to enter our minds/thoughts and reek havoc on us and  can make us  mentally and physically sick (ill)

This then brings me to mention 
"Self Talk"
The Internal Dialog 
(That's right.... I talk to myself all the time... 
very common and very comfortable for me to do this..
go ahead... laugh, I'm laughing too)

When my patient tells me.... 

         "I ALWAYS get bronchitis when I get a cold"

           " I CAUGHT the Flu"  or "I'm GETTING sick"

           " I HAVE a migrane" 

                                     They are telling themselves.... 
                                                       "I accept this Illness"... 
                                                              "I am a victim"

Instead - Have Power over what is happening, by Saying :
      "I Will not let myself get bronchitis this time" 
      "I refuse to catch the flu"

       "I am FIGHTING! a migrane"

                             YOU become what you tell yourself... because YOU are listening to
                              you and YOU  will believe what you are telling yourself... 

It's so SAD but true, that we can be our own worst enemy!  

We can defeat ourselves by what WE tell ourselves or What we CHOOSE to believe.

Well,  that's it **************

So when I'm facing a frustrating situation, that I can't change ( like  a virus  or bacteria)....

 I must CHOOSE TO CHANGE my words.... to Positive affirmations
             therefore I am empowering myself to not be a victim but a victor

 Ok, Recap.....

I caught myself saying "it's just making me sick" 

 and I chose to  Turned it around to.....

"it's a challenge and I CAN handle and deal with it" 
           (I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me ...Philippians 4:13)

"It's going to work out well in the end"
         (All things work together for Good to those who love the Lord... Romans 8:28)

"When God closes a window.... He opens a door.... 
                     " I'll just start looking for the door so I can Get the heck out of here!"...... 

so on and so forth.....

Ciao!  And Salute to Your health and Wellness  
(now go think a positive thought!)

  • Reminder:  Drink 8 (8oz) glasses of water every day
  • Eat  fresh organic colorful foods and foods full of Fiber!
  • Be Playful!  Jump, Run, Dance... MOVE IT!  30 minutes every day
  • Feed your Mind and Spirit  thoughts, books, music that will Lift and encourage you.
BALANCE YOURSELF!  It's hard to stumble when your on your knees (praying)

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