Take control

It is time to quit worrying “ How we feel” and focus on what we can do now to be in the moment and give everything we have.

So we have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s. It can be overwhelming yet we must realize that while Parkinson’s lives with us, we can still be in control. We must not let Parkinson’s control us.

This is what seems to work for me.

I have made a list of things that I can control

1; Attitude

2: Diet

3: Excercise

4: Emotions

5; Effort

6; Energy

7; Motivation

If I find that there are things that I can’t control, then there are two options left for me. I can either delegate them to my support team ( doctors, caregivers, family and friends ) or I can simply try to ignore them.

By me understanding that I have most of the control, I am instilled with a certain confidence.This confidence leaves me with less self doubt, which creates a better mind set, which snow balls and gives me even more control.

In order for me to understand what I have control over , I must look back and figure out what makes me have a good day?

1: Friends

2: Family

3: Being engaged in life, both emotionally and physically

4: Getting my rest.

5: Medications

Does this mean that my Parkinson’s journey is with out it’s low moments? The answer is NO! However I understand that life has its ups and downs and I am making an effort to have more highs than lows.

I Control that not Parkinson’s !

“Even now, as broken as you may feel, you are still strong. There is something to be said for how you hold yourself together and keep moving. even though you feel like shattering. Don’t stop. This is your healing. It doesn’t have to be pretty or graceful. You just have to keep going.” Maxwell Dawouh

We have slogan that we have used in our goaltending school that seems appropriate

Have fun and be a Warrior!

Published by Parkinson's My Super Power

My name is Ian Robertson, I was diagnosed with parkinson's May of 2012. I started taking medication May 2016. I am active. I run, I dance, I curl, I hike, I bike, I skate and I am a Instructor for hockey goaltenders I am self employed. I married in 1982 and have three children, and 8 grandchildren.

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