Staying Motivated When Doing Eye Exercises – And How This One Tip Can You Keep You on Track

Want the honest truth?

Improving your vision is hard.

Particularly when you’re a few week’s into an eye exercise program and you feel like it’s never going to end.

You’ve been to the websites, you’ve done your research and you’ve seen all of these people talk about how they did these “simple” eye exercises and miraculously improved their vision.

And you begin to wonder if it’s true.

That I’ve already demonstrated, but the one thing the websites don’t tell you about is the journey along the way.

You’ll receive your program in the mail, and jump into doing the exercises with a great enthusiasm.

But as the days and weeks pass, you begin to feel the drain on your energy. The questions and rationalizations start to surface in your mind.

Is this worth it? Do I really want to improve my vision? Maybe wearing glasses isn’t so bad…

Want to know the truth? Getting to this point is actually a good thing…

A Secret of How the Human Mind Works

When we set out to achieve a goal, we start with a lot of energy and we’re very excited.

But after some time, we find our energy beginning to wane, and eventually we might even stop working to achieve that goal.

Why?

Because we’ve lost focus on the end goal.

But if we find ourselves in this situation, that actually means we’ve grown a tremendous amount, and that we’re at the threshold of a permenant, significant change.

And that can scare us.

Our eye’s weaken for a reason. And if we ever reach the point where we no longer need to rely on our glasses, our minds need compensate for whatever the original reason we needed glasses in the first place.

So we will subconsciously sabotage ourselves from reaching our goals.

Luckily there’s only one thing we need to do to stay on track…

The Secret to Achieving Any Goal in Your Life

The #1 thing is to stay focused on your goal!

As simple as that may sound, that is the secret to achieving you goals – stay focused on them.

We usually begin a project with an end-goal in mind, but when we actually start doing the steps to reach that goal we get focused on the steps and forget the bigger picture.

The bigger picture is all of the things you imagined yourself doing without needing your glasses.

Like swimming while still being able to see clearly.

Like being able to wear normal sunglasses.

Like enjoying the sunshine without your glasses sliding down your sweaty face.

Like getting rid of the annoyance of contacts – and the fear of getting something in our eye or losing a lens when we’re in a vulnerable place.

We want freedom to enjoy our lives without this hindrance.

Yet as we do our eye exercises (or begin any program to improve ourselves for that matter) somewhere along the way we start to question whether it’s worth the effort.

That means that we’re actually achieving our goals.

If you’re in the middle of an eye exercise program, remember that image you showed yourself when you started – of a glasses-free life.

Refocus your mind to the original goal you set out to do. It’s so easy to get off track and never finish a project we start – a project that will only improve our lives in the best way possible.

Vision Improvement Case Study #5: Week 3 Wrap-up – My Vision is Improving!

Check out last week’s Wrap-up Here

Once again, here’s the weekly wrap-up of my week with the Rebuild Your Vision program. I’ve reached the end of week #3 and there are definitely some significant improvements happening to my vision.

I posted last week that I’ve started wearing glasses that are a full diopter weaker then what I was prescribed 3 weeks ago when I went to the eye doctor.

When I first started wearing this weaker prescription last week I thought I would still need my stronger pair at certain points throughout my day. However, I managed to go an entire week wearing the weaker pair and didn’t once feel like I needed the stronger pair. That includes a week at work where I had to give a presentation to a group of 30 people!

In addition to wearing the weaker prescription, I’ve also noticed that I haven’t been feeling any eye strain or tiredness since I wrote about it in the first week of the program.

Like I said then, just like exercising any muscle, you’ll fell tired and worn out the first few days after you begin exercising it. But after that initial feeling of tiredness the muscle wil feel stronger than its ever felt before.

That’s exactly what I’ve been feeling – like my eyes are strong. I’m able to go a full day at work without feeling eyestrain – and this is even without me having a strategy for resting my eyes at work (something I still need to work on :-)).

More Measurable Improvements to My Vision

Besides for the feeling of strength in my vision, I’ve noticed some measurable improvement with my eyesight as well. The Rebuild Your Vision Program has a great exercise, called the In-Out exercise, that requires an eye chart to perform it. As I’ve been doing the exercise, I’ve been steadily moving down the chart. This has given me a great way to track my vision improvement.

The first week I was using the program, I couldn’t see the top row of the chart at all and needed to print off 2 larger, different sized “E”‘s to place above the chart. By the time I got the end of week #2, I was able to eliminate those “E”‘s and only use the E on the chart.

This week I still used the top “E” on the chart when I did the exercise with each individual eye, but when I removed the eye patch and used both of my eyes together, I was able to move to the 2nd line on the chart! (the “Z’ “P” line) I think by the end of next week I might be able to get to the 3rd line.

Once again, this is measurable proof that these eye exercises are working and I’m really excited to see what results I have the next time I go to the eye doctor.

My Mistake

OK, one of the posts I’d planned for this week was going to be entitled “How to Get Up Early to Do Eye Exercises.” But I overslept 2 days in a row which meant that I wasn’t able to write the post or get my eye exercises done. Talk about a double-whammy!

So, does taking 2 days off ruin any of the previous improvements I’ve seen with my eyes?

I don’t think so. When I jumped back in to the program I still noticed the improvement in my vision and there didn’t seem to be any relapse. That being said the program does give leeway for missing days, so you can simply pick up on the day you left off at and continue.

It’s not recommended that you do this consistently, but we all have hectic, crazy lives and sometimes things just come up. Don’t worry, you can still improve your vision even with gaps in the exercise sessions.

Wrap-Up of Week #3 and a Request

So that’s the wrap-up for week #3. I hope that my results will inspire you to take some action to start improving your own vision.

That being said, if you have any questions, please ask them. I’m more than happy to answer. Also if there’s a specific topic you’d like me to write about, let me know by leaving a comment in comments box below.

Until next time!

Vision Improvement Case Study #4: Week 2 Wrapup

Well I’m hitting the end of week #2 of the Rebuild Your Vision Program, and the only thing I can say is that I feel great.

It’s not just that I’m noticing a difference in my eyes, I’m feeling great overall. This usually happens when you set a goal that could be potentially life changing, and I’d have to say, retraining your eyes to see clearly is probably one of the best goals anyone who wears glasses can do for themselves.

So what were some of the highlights of week 2? [Read more…]

Vision Improvement Case Study #3: Week 1 Wrapup

I’m now one week, plus 2 days into the Rebuild Your Vision program. I’m sure the one thing you want to hear is “Have I seen a change in my vision?”

Yes. I have.

But it hasn’t been anything radical. I didn’t wakeup one morning and put my glasses on to find that I had 20/20 vision (like that scene in Spider-man).

But before I go into the changes I’ve noticed, let me wrap up my first week: [Read more…]

Vision Improvement Case Study #2: First Two Days With the Program and Already Starting to See a Change

Yesterday was the first day of my journey through the Rebuild Your Vision program. I’ve now gone through 2 days worth and I’m already starting to see some improvements and changes.

But before I jump into those details, I want to run through a few things you should know about this program as you jump into it: [Read more…]

Vision Improvement Case Study #1: Visiting the Eye Doctor

As I announced the other day, I’m planning on doing a case study, here on the blog, of my progress through the Rebuild Your Vision program.

I wanted to have my eye’s checked by an eye doctor at the beginning of this process for 2 reasons:

1. I wanted to have my eyes measured so that I can track my process as I work through the program, and

2. I wanted to have proof of what I’m doing. It would be very easy for someone to do what I’m doing and fake the results. I wanted to have a paper trail, and something that can be tracked so that any visitor in the future who finds these posts will have proof of what I’ve done, and be inspired to take action themselves.

This also holds me accountable to give an honest and fair overview of the program as I report my results. [Read more…]

Announcing: The Launch of the Rebuild Your Vision Case Study

rebuild-your-visionOne of the main products I promote on the blog is the Rebuild Your Vision program. I’m a big advocate of this program mainly because it was the program that I used that yielded the most results wen it came to improving my vision.

But it was years ago that I actually used the program. I was still in college and my mom bought the program that I used for herself. I didn’t even use it on a consistent basis but over the course of 6 months my vision still improved dramatically.

I then reached point in my life that where I was undergoing some major transitions. I moved to another country, got married, launched a career, had a child and set up our home.

That was over the past 5 years. [Read more…]

Protecting Your Kid’s Vision

As our world becomes more and more connected, we’re spending more and more time in front of phones, tablets and computer screens.

This is becoming a rising issue for parents who are increasingly concerned about the health of the their children’s vision.

Studies have shown that that children spend an average of 7 1/2 hours a day in front of some sort of screen from the age of 8 through 18.

And this isn’t all entertainment, a lot of this time is spent doing schoolwork.

An interesting statistic that highlights some of the results of this behavior is that in the last 30 years near-sightedness (myopia) has increased from 25% to 42% in the United States. It has been indicated that these rising numbers are directly connected to spending more time in front of screens. [Read more…]

An Eye Exercise to Strengthen your Peripheral Vision

Our visual systems are highly complex and involve much more than what our eye doctors test in our eye exams.

One area of vision that can actually be damaged by wearing glasses is our peripheral vision. Because glasses are designed to focus only on what’s right in front of us it actually trains our eyes to see this way.

This results, over time, in our eyes learning not to use our perhipheral vision, which causes it to become weak.

But don’t worry, because unlike what most eye doctors would have you believe, you are able to fix any issues you might have with your vision – and that includes your peripheral vision. [Read more…]

Study Shows that Playing Video Games Could Help Improve Your Vision

I’ve discussed many times before how our visual systems include more than just our physical eyes. Our brain needs to receive the image from our eyes and then has to make sense of it. It also relies on our other senses to give it a complete picture.

We know that eye exercises can help improve our vision, but one researcher has found evidence that playing certain video games can accomplish the same task. [Read more…]