By Dr. Michelle Crispe
In my last article, I told you you have to change how you think completely in order for change to stick.
It is not enough for you to just decide to change, you must repeat new patterns of thought over and over to reprogram your beliefs.
Have you ever noticed that when you decide you want to change something, like, for example, you want to be more organized, that you go to work and clean out your office only to find it a mess two weeks later? Or you say ‘I’m giving up sugar’ only to be eating it the following day?
To re-program your brain, you must repeat the new behaviour you want over and over in your head or aloud. They are called affirmations and don’t laugh, they work.
For instance, I have a couple of them on my ceiling so I read them before bed.
One of them reads ‘Money comes to me easily and frequently from both expected and unexpected sources. I am a money magnet.’ Another reads ‘I am highly organized and participate in consistent action.’
When you repeat something until it gets memorized, like a song, it gets locked into your subconscious mind. This is the part of the brain running the ship.
Once this happens, you will start acting differently in accordance with your new statement. This works. If you want to learn more and are not happy with something in your life read ‘The Answer’ by John Assaraff and Murray Smith.
As a skinny kid with asthma, Michelle Crispe never expected to excel in the athletic domain. Yet she went on to compete in sports on the rep, varsity and national levels. Michelle and her partner, Julia Grant, began their own health and lifestyle consulting company focused on fat loss, nutrition and the bodymind, livelite, in 2008. Visit www.livelite.ca, call 647-638-1469 or email firstname.lastname@example.org