Wednesday, June 15, 2011
I made mention, in my blog about binging, the topic of self-talk.
The Bible says ‘As a man thinketh, so is he.’
A book I really like is the title of this blog, written by Shad Helmstetter.
‘What we think is what we become.’
This same book also goes on to say, ‘Whatever ‘thoughts’ you have programmed into yourself, or have allowed others to program into you are affecting, directing, or controlling everything about you.’
The human brain is like your personal computer, ‘give it the right directions, it will do the right thing--it will work for you in the right way. But if you give your mental computer the wrong directions it will act on those wrong directions; it will continue to respond to the negative programming that you and the rest of the world have been giving it without even being aware of it.’
Talk in the present tense, not future.
Don‘t say, I will eat healthy; say I do eat healthy.
Some examples of positive self-talk:
Worry: *My mind is constantly in tune with the positive. It is bright, cheerful, enthusiastic, and full of good, positive thoughts and ideas.
*I do not worry. I am in control of my own thinking and I think only those thoughts which create and fulfill the best in me.
Self-Esteem: *I like how I feel and I like how I think and I like how I do things. I approve of me and I approve of who I am.
*I really am very special. I like who I am and I feel good about myself.
Eating and in control: *When I sit down to eat, at no time do I allow anyone else to influence, tempt, or discourage me in any negative way.
*I am in control of myself in every way--at all times and in all situations.
If you are an impatient type, especially when driving, you can do self-talk at a stop light:
*I enjoy relaxing while I am driving in the car:
*Slow-moving or standing traffic is not a problem to me. I now enjoy the time I have to organize my thoughts and think about those things which are beneficial to me. I will get there when I get there.
Instead of saying that you are tired when you get out of bed, tell your self that you have plenty of energy and enthusiasm.
Shock your subconscious with your new way of thinking.