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The power of redo's and predo's

Monday, October 08, 2012

I'm busy reading Chapter 3 in Fullfilled and I'm so grateful to again get just the right messages at just the right time.

I just finished the section on redo's and predo's and there were so many takeaways, to apply to eating, as well as life!

Here is a wonderful quote:

"Make small incremental changes continuously even if they just involve increased awareness...real lasting recovery comes in cultivating and appreciating the small steps forward...those small steps will create beacons of light that will brighten every aspect of your life if you simply allow them to happen."

1. To do a redo, you imagine how you want to behave, so your new behavior takes root in your brain.
2. Each time you rehearse a new behavior, either real or in your mind, you rewire your brain and change the actual behavior.
3. The brain rewires based on what we think!
4. Incremental progress is the only goal to have.
5. The key to significant change is to notice and appreciate new behaviors as they form.
6. Key questions to ask: How can I behave differently/better? What is there to learn here?

What I read and internalized is that simply imagining the new behavior helps to create new neural paths. Most importantly, as you create your redo or predo, you need to imagine your feeling state. This is crucial.

I did this in the summer and it worked BEAUTIFULLY! Then I started trying other tools and lost my way a bit. For sure, for me, the redo/predo is the most powerful, effective tool in my box!

I'm going to do this every night before bed for both my eating and my relationships. Renee says that it's best to engage in the redo/predo before bed because it's a very potent time to repattern the thoughts and behaviors. This is perfect for me!

I'm so excited to begin!
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LE7_1234 10/9/2012 1:46AM

    One thing I picked up from the later podcasts on redos is that in addition to how you want to feel coming out of the event, you should start with the feeling state/emotional resources you want going *in*.

I've been using this a lot with my mom's visit--because in spite of all the progress I've made over the last couple of years, my default--old neural pathways and all--starts from a different emotional state than what I want to start from now.

So far, so good. :-)

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