There are 5 days left in my 30-day November to Remember, No Excuses November, challenge. We are in the home stretch of this challenge. I am pleased to report that many people who have accepted the challenge are reporting to me that they feel they are recovering and are sticking with the Recipe for Recovery. This is very exciting news. Congratulations to all of you. For those of you who are still thinking about whether or not to get started, it is never too late to get started. How about starting now?
If you read about my 30-day challenge and you have been thinking about it for 25 days and have not started, you may be stuck in what is referred to as “paralysis by analysis.” For 25 days, you have been analyzing the nuances of the Recipe for Recovery, and in the back of your mind has been this nagging question, “How do I know it will work for me?” Or, it could be this nagging question, “What if it works for everybody but me?” Or this nagging question, “What if I put in all of this effort and I do not get the results I want?” Or, “_______?” (fill in the blank yourself as you know best what is stopping you from trying).
The question I ask you is “What harm can you do by trying?” If your answer is, “It could be a complete waste of my time,” I would imagine that the modified version of the Recipe for Recovery outlined in my 30-day challenge would have taken less time to do each day than the amount of time you have spent thinking about not doing the Recipe and/or researching other things that do not help you recover. Why not replace your hesitancy caused by over-thinking with action that will move you toward recovery.
In each moment of time, we leave our old self and step into a new self. Our old self is just a memory, an impression of how we viewed our self a moment ago. Maybe your “old” self was an over-thinker. Maybe your “old” self did not believe, “I have the power to heal myself.” Maybe your “old” self did not believe in the Recipe for Recovery. Maybe your “old” self did not believe that recovery from Parkinson’s is possible. If you take a good hard look at your “old” self with Parkinson’s Disease, is this “old” self who you want to be forever?
I didn’t think so. Leave your “old” self behind and step into your “new” self, your “new” self who is going to take action against your Parkinson’s. After you accept my challenge for these last 5 days, you will move forward with your “new” self and the Recipe for Recovery, and in each moment you take action, you are stepping into your “new” self, healthier and more confident than the last “old” self you left behind.
And, as you keep stepping into your “new” self after “new” self after “new” self, time and time again, it will hit you that you are in Parkinson’s recovery. How delightful is that?
Let’s make the most of these first five days of the rest of your life! Aren’t you worth it?
All my best,
Howard – THANK YOU!! Reading your daily posts ia like having a coach with me every step of the way. When it gets bleak & scary, and the doubt & fear creep into my consciousness, I read your posts, & it’s like you’re here, talking me thru – my own PD Recovery coach. thank you for the inspiration
You are welcome. Thank you for your kind words. I am happy you have found a place to come to assist you in fighting your PD and working toward your recovery.
I know I am recovering despite days of lurching staggering hoplessness.Today my husband saw me run ,briefly,for the first time in 3 years and someone I havent seen for a while told me I was looking better!
Keep it up everyone ! My humble thanks Howard.
You are welcome. Thank you for sharing your experiences and your recovery with us. It is so inspiring to see these words you have written, “I know I am recovering.” Good for you!
With gratitude and blessings,
Dear Howard, Thanks for the encouragement; this 30 challenge was very effective for me last night. I had finally tucked into bed after the accupressure, turned out the light, snuggled in close and the tremor monster took up his drumbeat in my head…not loud…just persistently enough to keep me awake.
I knew what was going on…I had missed the mid-day AND the late afternoon exercises. Aaaaarrghhh!!! Sooooooo, I crept out of bed, went down the hall to the living room and did the lot, then read a while…no trouble falling asleep. Clear conscience! Laurie in NZ
This is an inspiring story, and quite an incredible example of your dedication to your recovery. I admire how you took your “tremor monster” fear, and instead of letting your mind run with the fear, you had faith and took action to solve the problem…and you solved it in a big way…a clear conscience and sleep! How delightful is that? Congratulations!
With gratitude and blessings,