Today’s problems cannot be solved with yesterday’s solutions!
In this high-tech and fast paced age it’s now more necessary than ever before to make time for reconnecting with our inner recourses and creativity in order to perform optimally. The price of not doing so is becoming increasingly high to pay.
Issues like lack of motivation, procrastination, indecision, conflicting priorities, burnout, overwhelm and performance anxiety are a result of automatic (unconscious) reactions and patterns which occur before we become consciously aware of them.
This means that unless you’re able to quickly relax and unwind your mind and body and direct your unconscious (sub-conscious) mind effectively, your daily stressors will continue having negative effects on you physically, mentally and emotionally.
Your unconscious mind is the collective intelligence of every cell in your body. It is the storehouse of your creative potential and inner wisdom. It is everything else that you’re not consciously aware of while you go about narrowly focused on what’s important in your day to day living.
If you could have a simple yet powerful way of “tuning into” your unconscious mind and creating a neurological shift in your perceptions and abilities, would that interest you?
At regular intervals during your day stop what you’re doing and take a deep breath in, hold it for one second, and then let it go, exhaling all tension. Do this at least 3 times, putting your neurology into “pause mode”.
Next, take a normal breath in through your nose and exhale slowly from your mouth – about twice as long as the inhalation. Continue breathing in this circular way for as long as it takes you to feel relaxed.
Once you’re completely relaxed, and your mind has quietened continue breathing naturally. In this calm state, create a mental picture of you successfully achieving the result that you want to accomplish next. Then make a positive affirming statement to achieve that, like: “I can and I will…”
Use this technique as and when you wish and especially when you find yourself distressed about something. The 3 deep breaths followed by the circular breathing can be used as a quick relaxation method unto itself. You can spend anything between 1 minute and 20 minutes doing this technique. When you’re done, allow yourself to be inspired and continue with the next most important thing for you.
As simple as it may seem, the above skill has proven to help many of my clients in their personal and professional development as well as in self healing. I teach this relaxation technique more comprehensively in track 3 of my Cool, Calm & Collected recording which also includes a half hour guided meditation track and a brain entrainment track to induce deep relaxation.
Written by Jevon Dangeli – NLP/Hypnotherapy Trainer & Coach