As in anything in our lives what we think, is what we become. Sometimes we are our own worst enemy. Sometimes we just have to get out of our own way!
Once again my work with MTN Goaltending has provided some keen insight into how to cope and live with Parkinson’s and instead of being Ian Robertson Parkinson’s patient…
Use my Parkinsons super powers and … become the…The Human Vibrator!!!
The average person speaks to them self at a rate of 300 to 1000 words a minute. 60,000 thoughts per day. On average 65% of these thoughts are negative. “ I can’t do this, I don’t know how to do this, this sucks, this is boring” the list goes on and on.
The only way to replace negative thoughts is by replacing them with something else.
So you might as well replace them with something that is going to help you!
Developing Positive Self-Talk
Become aware of how many times during a day your subconscious thoughts are negative. These negative thoughts are making your life HARDER! Since you believe something the more often it is repeated, it is up to you to become aware of these negative thoughts that are stealing your energy and enthusiasm. You need to learn about these thoughts and when they occur.
After you have learned to listen to your subconscious mind and become aware of what affect those thoughts have on your life, you need to move onto the next step.
Now you will begin your moving towards reprogramming your subconscious thoughts into positive and productive thoughts. Write out all the beliefs you have about yourself and your life. Write those beliefs out as 8 to 15 word affirmations. The shorter the affirmation the easier it will be to program them into your mind. Your affirmations will always be written in the first person ( I will make someone laugh today)
Upon your completion of your affirmations it is up to you to read each one 3 times a day and in 3 different ways. The first time, state the affirmation with no emotion, The second time read it with an emphasis on the object of your affirmation (say it as though the words in bold are the most important. “ I will MAKE someone LAUGH today!” The third time you must say your affirmation with full confidence. Make sure you read each affirmation 3 times a day for about three weeks. Have several copies of these affirmations written out so you can post one on the bathroom mirror, one in your wallet, one at your bedside, etc.
If you do this your positive self talk will become automatic.
To go along with step 3 you will need to learn to stop any persistent negative self talk. Since you have now become adept at noticing negative self talk and know how debilitating they are, every time you catch yourself thinking something negative you need to hit the “ dele” or “ cancel” button and replace that negative thought with a positive thought. Think as your mind as the TV and you control the remote.
It is important to commit daily to doing these mental training exercises. be patient, results may be slow to develop but the dividends will be well worth the time and effort, These exercises are an important step to becoming…the Parkinsons Super Hero…. you want to become!!!