Do you know what an analeptic cycle is? I bet you know what a vicious cycle is!
Do you ever doubt yourself? Wonder if you’re quite good enough as a mother, daughter, son, friend, employee, employer or in any of the other roles we take up in life? Do you ever hear that little nagging voice in the back of the mind, or wake up to a stream of negative thoughts?
Welcome to life!
It’s totally normal to feel like this – most people do at some time or another. But did you know that there are things that you can do to quieten the negative chatter, to silence the inner critic?
Here’s one technique for stopping that inner critic
Write down three or four things that if you heard on a regular basis, would make you feel good about yourself.
- ‘I am a strong and worthy person’
- ‘I like and respect myself’
When you have a short list, make a habit of writing these out first thing in the morning. Once you have committed them to your memory, develop a practice of repeating them to yourself 20 times a day.
You will be impressed with how quickly you respond to the positive affirmations.
I’ve lost count of the hundreds of clients I have worked with who were plagued by fear. Fear of failure, fear of being a fraud, fear of not being good enough, fear of not being popular enough, the list is endless.
The bottom line is a deep- rooted fear of not being loveable.
Fear is a physical presence; you can feel it in all sorts of body parts. You might feel it as a lump in your throat, a tightening in your chest, knotting in the stomach or a churning feeling. It can also be experienced mentally as a blank mind, fuzzy head, or racing thoughts.
There are many reasons for fear, the most obvious of which might be a highly conditional upbringing, for example: “ I will love and approve of you more if you try harder, get better grades, stop being rude, do things my way”.
The antidote to fear is love. So how do we develop more self-love?
I believe that one of the easiest and quickest ways to remove the obstacles to success, to feel more self-love and build and unshakeable self-esteem is through repeatedly listening to self-affirming programmes such as Stress Free with Confidence and Super Charge Your Self-Esteem.
These programs work at a much deeper, subconsicous level.
Put simply, the subconscious mind believes whatever it is told, regardless of whether it is true or false.
Repeated listening is like a gardener dropping seeds into a garden regularly and then waiting for the flowers to sprout, blossom and bloom.
When you listen to programs such as these, a magical thing happens. The subconscious mind has a magnetic quality – like attracts like. So when you have a positive thought, it adheres itself to another positive thought, which draws to it other positive thoughts and perceptions.
This is what we call an analeptic cycle.
Analeptic means ‘adding strength to.’ By listening to positive audios, or just by making the effort to repeat positive messages to yourself 20 times a day, you will very quickly find yourself thinking positively – despite the day-to-day dramas and life events that inevitably occur in life.
But don’t take my word for it, try it yourself for 21 days on the trot and see what happens. Drop me an email or leave me a comment and let me know your experiences with this. I’m really interested to hear how you’ve got on!