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and the Art of Slowing it Down
uncle google & guinea pig’s
October 31, 2013Posted by on
& with that reminder made, I turn to the internet…
I know that it’s easier said than done but maybe, just maybe, my good friend in Okinawa has a good point? Maybe the bipolar should set intentions & goals to help us cope; daily, repetitively, regularly in order to be our personal best?? http://blogs.yogajournal.com/activeyogi/2013/10/setting-intentions-and-goals-for-your-practice.html
& so once again I vow to start my mornings with INTENTIONS like these:
“May I be confident & strong.” I need not to allow change to get the better of me. http://lifehacker.com/how-to-build-your-confidence-and-why-it-matters-1442414831
“May I be tolerant & flexible.” I need not have everything MY way. http://life.gaiam.com/article/5-brain-exercises-foster-flexible-thinking
“May I be disciplined & mature.” I need not reach for that glass of wine to handle my stress. http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2005/06/self-discipline/
I now vow to post these GOALS in my calendar (everyone needs gentle reminders). I hope that they result in affirmations like these:
“I’ll stay centered.” It will most certainly help me manage, dare I say control, my mood if I remain present. http://tinybuddha.com/blog/4-ways-to-remain-centered-amid-all-of-the-chaos/
“I’ll turn that frown upside down.” Surely, I am not the first to tell you that scientists are finding that smiling has good effects on the brain; to begin with it activates the release of neuropeptides that work toward fighting off stress… http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/cutting-edge-leadership/201206/there-s-magic-in-your-smile
Time will tell if it works, I must be patient, until then I won’t stop taking my meds… am thankful for uncle google & happy to be a guinea pig! Practice makes perfect.