Reframing for Retraining Your Brain

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When I was a child, my brother and I loved to play in the rain. If it was raining too hard or if it was too cold such that we couldn’t go outside, then we got to watch TV with popcorn, our two favorite things.

 

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Audio Article – Reframing

So rain always meant something good. There was no fear, fret or regret when it rained. Reframing to retrain your brain to find the good, works for just about anything.

Train your brain to find the good. And you will. Find it.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

When I was a child, my brother and I loved to play in the rain. If it was raining too hard or if it was too cold so that we couldn't go outside, then we got to watch TV with popcorn, our two favorite things. So for me growing up, rain always meant something good. Reframing to retrain your brain to find the good, works for just about anything.

Reframing Childhood Memes

In fact, when my kids were little and we were going through the children’s stories, songs and jingles, I became aware that some of these actually involved negative programming. There’s even a thing called “Disney syndrome“, having to do with programming of children through seemingly innocuous stories.

I don’t think there’s anything intentionally sinister going on… no conspiracies or plots to destroy humanity. However, many of the common terms we use do end up perpetuating negative thinking.

When it came to rain, I felt bad that rain gets a bad rap and is never really welcomed. Consider the familiar childhood song of “Rain, Rain Go Away”.  In that song it says, “come again another day”, but then on those other days the song is sung again. So rain then, is never really welcomed.

That seemingly sweet and innocent song was programming our kids to dislike the rain. Wow! Now perhaps that seems benign to you, and perhaps it is. However, what’s certain is that there are many societal “norms” that get uttered and perpetuated as common thinking in every culture and society.

Unconscious programming is deeply pervasive.

A New Rain, Rain Song

So I rewrote the song, Rain, Rain, Go Away lyrics to be something entirely positive, but using the same tune. Instead of “Rain, Rain, Go Away, Come Again Another Day“, it became “Rain, Rain, Welcome Here”.

Maybe somebody who can sing will record it and share it. 😊

Rain, Rain, Welcome Here

Rain, Rain, welcome here
Plants and trees all shout “Hurray!”
Rain, Rain, welcome here,
We can play inside today.

Rain, Rain, welcome here,
Rivers and Streams are calling you.
Rain, Rain, welcome here,
We can sing and dance with you.

Rain, Rain, welcome here,
Mother Earth is thirsty too.
Rain, Rain, welcome here,
We love sun and we love you.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

 

In fact, when my kids were little and we were going through the children's stories, songs and jingles, I became aware that some of these actually involved negative programming. There's even a thing called "Disney syndrome", having to do with programming of children through seemingly innocuous stories.

Positive Programming for Brain Training

Chances are that my mother used the popcorn and movie diversion as an opportunity to keep us quietly entertained. However, it actually resulted in some really cool programming. The benefit to my mom was peace and quiet. The benefit to my brother and me, was a lifetime of enjoyment thanks to positive programming that trained our brains.

We grew up associating rain with all things good.The movie and popcorn privilege made us look forward to the rain. Subsequently, to this day, I love the rain and have never been afraid of storms. But if you grew up with poor programming around rain—or anything else—the good news is that your brain is totally reprogrammable.

You can change your mind to train your brain.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

We grew up associating rain with all things good. Subsequently, to this day, I love the rain and have never been afraid of storms. But if you grew up with poor programming around rain—or anything else—the good news is that your brain is totally reprogrammable.

 

Reframing from Popcorn to Productivity

Now, in my family, we see rainy days as perfect writing days.  I did need to reframe my programming of equating rainy days with movies and popcorn though. Instead, now I look forward to rain as cozy times to be inside creating and writing. It’s still all positive. And yes… maybe the occasional movie and popcorn treat. 😇

Rainy days are perfect creator’s days.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

Now, in my family, we see rainy days as perfect writing days.  I did need to reframe my programming of equating rainy days with movies and popcorn though. Instead, now I look forward to rain as cozy times to be inside creating and writing. It's still all positive.

 

Reframing to Train Your Brain

So what’s holding you back that you can turn around by retraining your brain through reframing? The first step to getting rid of negative programming is to become aware of it. The next step is to simply replace the negative with a positive.

In time, the positive mindset will become automatic. You’re training your unconscious brain to work for you and reinforce what you want, not what you don’t.

We’re all unconsciously operating under the weight of limiting beliefs.

Success. Reframe your negatives to positive. Easy? No. Simple? Yes.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

So what's holding you back that you can turn around by reframing to retrain your brain?

You may enjoy this short but soothing rain chain video.

 

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You may also enjoy this brief article and two short videos on rain. Both will warm your heart and make you smile. You might even need a tissue.

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