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Reminders, Habits, Tools & Practices

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by WIRM, Jan 12, 2020.

  1. WIRM

    WIRM New Member

    I have started a list. Reminders, Habits, Tools & Practices. I plan to read it every day.

    As I learn more I plan to keep updating this.

    All suggestions welcome.

    -Keeping the nervous system calm is the goal each day. Do whatever it takes.
    -don't fuel the symptoms. Fear is the fuel.
    -operate with margin in life.
    -must shift my nervous system on to non-dizzy circuits. Don't give the symptoms any special attention. Divert the brain river into a different channel
    -must bring positivity to my day, every day & family
    - persistence & patience
    -Punch bag?
    -consider sources of rage
    -talk sharply to subconscious
    -deep breathing
    -negative thinking: awareness>shout stop>let go
    -journalling/expressive writing
    -Self talk /soothing
    -Outcome independence
    -Fundamentals: Exercise. Good sleep. Diet.
    -Forgiveness: https://backincontrol.com/awareness-hope-forgiveness-and-play/ (Awareness, Hope, Forgiveness and Play)
    -Play & laughter:
    -visualisation: https://backincontrol.com/visualization-holts-winning-run/ (Visualization - Holt's Winning Run)
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  2. plum

    plum Beloved Grand Eagle

    To this excellent list I would simply add spending time with Nature each day.
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  3. Andy Bayliss

    Andy Bayliss TMS Coach & Beloved Grand Eagle

    Yes! Great list.

    I would add a little more on the meaning/pleasure/satisfaction/soothing side --like the nature piece plum suggests.

    Touch, self-touch, music, movement --any kind of sensual stimulation that is pleasurable

    Meaningful relationships, purposeful relating/activities

    Activities which require deep focus, which are satisfying
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  4. plum

    plum Beloved Grand Eagle

    Love all of these suggestions.
  5. Ellen

    Ellen Beloved Grand Eagle

    All great ideas. I would just suggest taking the "must" out of them. You don't want to add pressure to yourself to do all these things perfectly every time. You are gradually and compassionately trying to shift old habits to new ones.
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