De-stress & Mindfulness Tips 7-10
In our busy, busy lives our heads can quickly become filled with the white noise of our list of musts, shoulds, and shouldn’ts. No matter how much is ticked off your To Do list, there’s always more. There’s that underlying, nagging feeling that you should be able to do it all, you should be enough, and you are not. The louder the white noise, the harder it is to focus, be productive, patient and, heaven forbid, actually relax and enjoy life’s adventures.
Here is a series of mindset tips to help you relax, de-stress and take back control.
- Unconscious Blueprint™. This is your internal image programming your behaviour. If you struggle with feeling “grown up”, lack confidence, self-esteem or tend to be reckless to your regret, then you may have a disempowering unconscious blueprint. Fortunately, it can easily be reprogrammed. You also have unconscious blueprints™ of others, either empowering or disempowering them or you. Think who you are intimidated by, or are dismissive of.
Tip: Learn how to identify and update your unconscious blueprints with the book “The Face Within: How To Change Your Unconscious Blueprint” by Sue Lester, available on Amazon Kindle and from www.growingcontent.com.au/shop-now
- Focus on Results. You’ll always get results, it’s just a matter of whether you like them. Lapsing into reasons and excuses, blaming others or your past, or even beating up on yourself will only keep you stuck and miserable.
Tip: Just acknowledge the results weren’t what you wanted, then ask yourself & experts, “What can I do differently next time, so I do get the results I want?”
- Reality. We each have our own map of reality, how we experience the world through our own beliefs, experience and values. We get along easily with those who have similar ‘maps’, and struggle to understand those whose maps have little overlap with ours.
Tip: Stop wasting energy wanting someone to accept your memories, your perspective. It’s not personal, and you are both right in your own realities. Accept your differences, and find ways to get along together.
- Purge. Having too many unresolved issues and unspoken words swirling in your head will result in poor sleep, ensuring your resilience for the next day is low.
Tip: Before bed, write it down – swear, scribble, forget spelling punctuation grammar – purge! Keep writing until you feel lighter inside. Don’t re-read it, that’s like eating your own vomit (yes, yuck), destroy it by shredding or burning.
Like any new knowledge and skill, the more you practice these, the better results you’ll achieve, and the easier you’ll deal with stressful situations.