FREE Technique to Instantly Feel Confidence, Motivation….
Do you ever wish you had more confidence as you walk into a meeting or pick up the phone? Would you like to wake up and feel more energised and motivated at any time you choose?
Our thoughts, feelings and actions are intimately connected and every thought we think affects how we feel and how we act. So if you want to feel a certain way all you need to do is to remember a time in the past when you felt that way. For example, if you want to feel motivated right now, all you need to do is to remember a time in the past when you felt motivated and you will feel motivated right now.
You can also access motivation, confidence, energy and any other positive feeling through a process called anchoring. Simply put, an anchor is when two things are linked together in your brain – a stimulus (eg. see a red traffic light) and a response (eg. stop at red traffic light).
Below is a simple five step process to assist you to set up an anchor that will last so that you can manage your emotions for greater success.
Choose a spot to set up the anchor. Pick a unique spot that you can easily access that you would normally not touch. For example, handshakes are too common, so you may wish to pick something more unique, such as a knuckle, a spot on your elbow or pressing two fingers together. Remember to keep the anchor simple so that you can easily replicate it.
Choose a positive emotion you wish to access more often and which you have felt before. Think of a specific time in the past when you felt that emotion strongly so that you can capture the intensity of that emotion in your chosen spot.
Get ready to set up the anchor. Remember that you want to start pressing the chosen spot the moment you start to feel the emotion and keep it pressed until just after you feel the peak of that emotion.
Set up the anchor. As you remember a specific time in the past when you really felt the emotion you wish to anchor and as you start to feel that emotion, press your chosen spot and hold onto it until the emotion peaks. Just after you feel that the emotion peaks, let go of the anchor.
Wait a few moments and think about something different. Now test your anchor by pressing it again in the same spot and with the same intensity as before and you will feel the emotion that you anchored in that spot!
Your anchor now gives you a choice as to how you feel at any moment. So next time you feel uncomfortable or nervous, you can press your confidence anchor and feel confident instead. Or if you set up an anchor for motivation, you can use it first thing in the morning, prior to a meeting or anytime you wish to feel motivated in the moment.
You can also top up your anchor and make it stronger. Any time in the future when you feel the positive emotion you just anchored, you can add it to your existing anchor (you only need to use step 4 above). To protect your anchor so it lasts, avoid using it when you feel strong negative emotions (eg. anger, fear, hurt, rejection, etc.). It is best to resolve these emotions, otherwise if you use your anchor when you feel those negative emotions you could weaken it, negate it completely or even indirectly create an anchor with those negative emotions.
Imagine now being in control of your emotions, accessing confidence, motivation, energy, and any other positive emotion at any time you choose, and enjoying far greater success!
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