After years of batteling eczema I have come to a conclusion that simply says: No Discipline – No Healing.
It is a hard reality and on my website, I speak truthfully about the cold facts about eczema healing. There is no quick fix and as a man You have to dig deep to find the natural power to win this battle.
During this winter I have not had a single eczema flareup. I have been using the knowledge and routines you can find in my free book, but knowledge is useless without the discipline to implement it.
Discipline is what keeps you on the right path and in time you will find it to be your best friend on the journey to eczema healing.
Mr. Eczema is always just behind you. He is ready to attack if you let your guard down. Eczema flareups are the pain he will inflict on your body and you instantly know that you have failed.
To stay on the right path and do what is right I often look to Jocko Willink. He is my Eczema Drill-instructor and his no-nonsense approach to daily discipline inspires me. His book Discipline Equals Freedom is a MUST-READ for every eczema-warrior. In the following, you will hear snippets from the book spoken by Jocko himself.
Jocko’s message and voice is making Mr. Eczema duck for cover – He is really in trouble now!
When I finally decided to confront Mr. Eczema head on I knew I had to go on the warpath. I felt there was no other way. Either I did it 100% or the path to permanent healing would be a long-drawn-out endeavor.
I grabbed my electric shaver, set it on 6 millimeters, and went into the shower. When I got out I had transformed. The guy I saw in the mirror was now looking like a real warrior and a rush of motivation to GET AFTER IT engulfed me.
It is important to stay clear of all the temptations that look so delicious, but you know will provoke a flareup. Even if the foods you are craving are not directly causing a flareup it might not be good for your overall health. As eczema-warriors we need to stay on the healthy path and always choose the healthier alternative.
Especially the exclusion of milk and eggs have been an issue that took a while to get on top of. But when I found out where these ingredients are found I just had to use my willpower to say no. That meant no more cakes, milkshakes, milk on the daily cereals and find the internal power to ask for alternatives when at a party or eating out. All these daily trials build and exercises your ability to handle your diet in a disciplined way and stay clear of ALL temptations and things that might contain the root for an eczema flareup. So far I have not had a flareup in more than a year, but I have not taken the chance on any food in that period either. You can do the same and trust me, its getting into a habit sooner than you might think. Discipline regarding diet is your best friend and make it able for you to go after other goals like getting lean and shredded for the beach next summer.
It is here you have to display the most will-power and have the overall goal in sight – to become free of eczema now and stay clear and healthy for the rest of your life.
As you know the road to eczema healing is not covered with cookies and doughnuts, instead it consists of healthy foods. It is a matter of imposing maximum will-power and execute on your knowledge about food each time you put food on the plate. You have learned all you need to know to make the right choices every time.
And when somebody suddenly comes by and offers free doughnuts…. I think Jocko has an opinion about that!
Stay disciplined every day
Even how hard you try sometimes you will make a wrong choice and an eczema flareup will come seemingly out of the blue. When that happens it is normal to feel overwhelmed and sorry for yourself. It is here you start doubting yourself and whether you have what it takes.
Instead of getting soft – Get angry.! Get more motivated than ever before and analyze the time up to the flareup like a forensic expert. Where did Mr. Eczema come from and what was his weapon?
I have had these seemingly out-of-the-blue eczema flareups several times.
Suddenly you feel the itching, stinging sensation of an eczema flareup about to explode in your face. But what can you do?. You will just have to take it head-on and focus on staying strong in the coming healing process.
Each time this has happened to me I have gotten a little closer to knowing my own eczema. By applying that knowledge and staying disciplined to do what is right, you can, like me, in time become 100% healed from eczema.
Every day is a new day to heal your eczema. By doing the right things and staying clear of all the temptations that can ruin your progress. Think of every day as an opportunity to become a tougher, more disciplined, and better version of yourself. Having this in mind you will eventually get there.
Challenging yourself is a great way to discipline your mind so it is strong when temptations come. Discipline also helps you to do the daily skincare routines and stay clear of soaps and perfumes.
I personally use the daily shower to train my mental will-power. By taking cold showers I do something that is not pleasant at the moment, but afterward, you feel like a superhero.
When the opportunity for a winter-dip in the fjord presents itself my mental will-power is really challenged. But there is no way I will pass on such a great opportunity to show Mr. Eczema who he is up against!
So stay focused and stay disciplined. You can win this war, but some battles will be lost in the process. Accept that and just keep moving forward with a strong focus on the overall goal – To become eczema-free.
You can do it!