Sometimes I think about how much having narcolepsy has affected my mental state. It is always on my mind. It is always a limitation. I can read all the tips for wakefulness in the world and work on my sleep hygiene but it doesn’t matter unless I decide to change my own health. While I can’t cure narcolepsy and I no longer take stimulants to keep me awake, I have learned how to treat narcolepsy naturally. And I trust that there is a mind body connection that I can tap into to improve how I feel. Today I’m going to tell you about this silly thing I like to do in my mirror as a natural narcolepsy treatment.
Positive Affirmations. Maybe you think they are wacky or stupid or maybe you just haven’t heard of them. But what would it hurt you to try them out? You can say anything that helps you feel better. It isn’t going to change that you are narcoleptic, but it can help to change how you feel. Often I find I am angry with myself. It’s impossible to keep up with what I believe I should be doing. I have to accept how I am. I also don’t want to feel sick just because I have a diagnosis or believe I am sick. I try to use affirmations to overcome this type of sleepiness. I like to say, “I believe in myself. I am confident and worthy. I am strong. I can do anything. I am not tired. I am not lazy. I am enough. I am healthy. I am getting healthier every day.” Comment below with other things you like to say to accept your body!
Louise Hay has lots of great advice about Affirmations for Health
Here are some of my favorites:
- I am constantly discovering new ways to improve my health.
- My body is always doing its best to create perfect health.
- I lovingly do everything I can to assist my body in maintaining perfect health.
- I make healthy choices. I have respect for myself.