I hope that the summer has been keeping you warm.
In the last few years I have been studying a Natural Nutrition course. It has kept me in awe, of the power of the body, when given the right conditions through food, rest, exercise and elimination techniques, to heal.
In the last few months I have moved to a section of the course that gives me panicky throw backs to my student days – Anatomy and Physiology. The sheer volume of information in one of those wedgy text books, the kind that you could stand on to reach a top cupboard, was enough to make me an Art student.
So here I am now, needing to complete this module in an 5 1/2 hour exam setting before I can be a fully qualified Nutritional Advisor.
I looked at the enormity of what I have to achieve and started to worry. With a building project to complete (I currently have no stairs in our house and no kitchen!) and school about to launch us into Crazy land, hey with Christmas and New Year raising its head (yes I know we are in August right now… I am showing you the depths of my depravity) with its added three birthdays. How on earth am I going to get my head around nephrons, calcitonin and the fundus? Shall I just put the exam off for six months?
Then I decided to break it right down, down into small, small pieces. I worked with a shampoo and conditioning method of rinse and repeat, rinse and repeat. I created a strategy and then decided to, just get on with it.
So I spent yesterday right back at the beginning, getting really familiar with some diagrams of the cell, the cell membrane, some cell types, some tissue types. Before the end of the day after going over it again and again – I could remember stuff like Endoplasmic reticulum…there!
Repetition, repetition repetition
Then this morning Zenhabits put me on to this U Tube by Dr Ivan Joseph – `The Skill of Self Confidence. I just love synchronicity:
Get away from the people who will tear you down.
Remind yourself of who you are – write yourself a self confidence letter.
Interpret feedback the way you choose.
Believe in yourself.