Using a Vision board is one of my favorite techniques. Actually a lot of people can relate to the Vision board. The reason being is that your mind loves pictures much more than words. When you actually see something there is much less resistance in you to believe in it and to feel it. Try it and see if it works for you.
If you are too tense, people will not want to be in your company. You will find yourself alone on a Saturday night watching reruns. We tend to feed off other people’s chi which is the natural energy that saturates all things on this universe, even human beings. One of the ways we can produce positive chi is by breathing deeply. Begin by sitting or standing in a relaxed position and breath deeply through your nose while sucking in your abs. Next, let the air out your nose while counting to 8 and repeat several times. You should feel an instant relief of tension.
But can you control your breathing process? Yes! The more appropriate way to describe this is that it is possible to train ourselves to breathe properly. This is one of the most beneficial things we can do to positively impact our emotional and physical health.
Start learning more. The road to knowledge is paved with happiness for most people, and it’s good for your grey matter as well. Pick up a topic that you find fascinating and turn learning into a hobby.
1) What’s going on: One of the most beneficial things that helps me is to how to breathe properly on what I’m feeling. I turn an online meditation class on to follow and try to pinpoint where my body is hurting, if anywhere. That’s kind of multi-tasking while doing yoga, but it does help the brain and body get on the same page with the injury. Basically it helps me figure out where I am, which is a big part of what meditation is all about.
Visualize positive outcomes in whatever situation you are dealing with. You can then take the time to feel better about what is happening to you. Also you can take the time to find out how you make those visualizations a reality by setting goals for how they can happen.
Sleep. Like most of you, I short change myself on sleep. During times of stress it is essential to get enough sleep. Lack of sleep leaves you feeling tired, exhausted and irritable. When you get a good nights sleep, you wake refreshed, energised and have the energy to get up and go.
And lastly, focus on a small area when you are looking at something. For example, instead of looking at a tree as a whole, see first its leaves, before moving on to branches and down to trunk. You’ll find it difficult to focus on one point instead of looking things as a whole if you’re wearing glasses. Do this exercise: Place your thumbs about 30cm apart from each other and try to look at one of them in such a way that the other one is blur. Practice and you’ll get it.