Thursday, June 14, 2012
You wanna know something about that voice?
That thought liberated me today. I found this positive quote on Facebook today, one of my go-to places when I need to connect and count my many blessings. Who would have ever thought that the voices you hear in your head are out to sabotage you? But sometimes, they are.
I have a friend who often tells me I need to change the script I feed myself about situations. And he's right. I tend to feed myself the most negative possible scenarios.
But what if I didn't do that?
What if instead, I decided to change the script those voices feed me to a more positive one that sees me as a success instead of a failure? I wonder how that might change my reality?
Today, it surely did.
My knee was feeling good this morning, so I decided to go to the gym. Once I got on the equipment, though, it started to freeze up a little bit and ache. I almost stopped the workout in fear, but decided that the voice telling me this was dangerous was lying. So I changed the script to something like this:
"My knee is sore because I have arthritis and I haven't worked out regularly lately. After I get back into my routine, this pain won't be so bad. Angie says it's good for me, and I trust her. There's nothing dangerous about working out today, so I'm going to continue with the plan."
And then instead of stopping, I finished my mile on the elliptical...and switched to the stationary bike and did 20 more minutes...about 4 more miles.
And guess what?
I survived it. No damage done. In fact, I even added on an outdoor mile walk at lunchtime because it was such a beautiful day (and I had such good company!).
Now it's nearly bedtime, and my knees are not yelling at me. And I have a feeling that my scale will be thanking me in the morning!
The lesson in all this?
Don't trust the voices. They lie. Change the script!