Last week, I wrote, Fighting Parkinson’s, and knowing you are worthy. Today’s post is about the relentless repetition required to change old negative habits into new positive habits.
In the previous post, after a discussion of the positive emotions in you, I listed these affirmations:
I am abundant health. I am allowed to be abundantly healthy.
I am joy. I am allowed to be joyful.
I am gratitude. I am allowed to be grateful.
I am happiness. I am allowed to be happy.
I am love. I am allowed to be loving.
I am forgiveness. I am allowed to be forgiving.
I am compassion. I am allowed to be compassionate.
I then mentioned two very important things:
1. Repeat these relentlessly, particularly when your symptoms are acting up. The way to re-train the mind is to create new electrical impulses so that the new electrical impulses become your new habitual brain patterns. This requires relentless repetition.
2. Now, write them down, or type them, or dictate them into a text document. This will help you own them, claim them as yours, and to absolutely, undeniably KNOW that you are worthy! Do this every day!
The repetition and the writing, typing, or dictating is crucial to reprogramming your mind to accept these positive emotions. Even though the positive emotions are part of who you are, for decades, your mind has been telling you that you are not worthy of all of these wonderful things in your life. The affirmations are your heart and soul taking power back from your mind. This is the conversation:
Heart and soul: I am abundant health.
Mind: No you are not. You are not worthy of being abundantly healthy.
Heart and soul: Yes I am. I am allowed to be abundantly healthy.
Heart and soul: I am joy.
Mind: No you are not. You are not worthy of being joyful.
Heart and soul: Yes I am. I am allowed to be joyful.
You get the point. The mind part is the constant self-judging, self criticizing subconscious and unconscious mind. The only way to battle this invisible mind chatter is knowing it is there and combatting it relentlessly.
Take ownership of your recovery. Start living your life through your positive emotions. Take control of your life and your recovery with a smile on your face, and relentless repetition of the positive emotions. Eventually, they will become your new habits. When that occurs, the mind chatter quiets, and you face the world knowing that you are:
I know you can do this.
You are worth it!!!
All my best,