I think it’s best to begin with a “Wow, it has been far too long since your friendly Dighu blog has been updated”! Isn’t it amazing how quickly life can get in the way of certain undertakings we’ve made? Before we know it, days, weeks, or months have gone by, and our list of “to do’s” or “to have done’s” is sky high. Well, perhaps not all of us are that way, but some personalities certainly tend towards it.
Heaven knows, about this time of the year, eagerly made New Years Resolutions have fallen by the wayside, and the ongoing wintery chill wears away at our positivity and our determination. It’s tempting to forget the power of intentionality, as we resign ourselves to the hum drum reality of “our life”.
Dr. Becky Bailey, the founder of a program called Conscious Discipline, is an expert on developmental psychology and emphasizes the importance of choosing to both think and state “I will” or “I’m going to”, rather than “I have to” or “I hope to”. Not only does this switch invite our mentality and intention to a more positive and productive way of thinking, but Dr. Bailey also emphasizes that this elevates our thinking to the highest, executive cognitive functioning, in the frontal lobe of our brain. Here we engage our rationality, our logic, and our decision making skills. In this decision we consciously engage our brains in a way that we are enabled to choose to overcome our emotions (which right now may look something like the February blues), while we proactively commit to something that will make us more alive.
So, on this February day, I would invite each and every one of you to commit, or at least consider committing to consciously use “I WILL” in your thoughts and your words. You may be surprised at much it helps you to accomplish your undertakings or goals, and perhaps even, to seek out your dreams.
And what an encouraging thought that is! :D