Four Ways to Actively Reprogram Your Thoughts
With ten minutes of daily meditation, I’ve been able to see my otherwise unobserved thoughts for what they are: passing flotsam. Although I’ve sidestepped boatloads of negative emotions, lately I’ve noticed the same obnoxious thoughts assailing me year after year.
Our personality is not cast in stone in childhood; the brain is highly reprogrammable at any age. When judgement or negativity comes up, it means our internal dialogue is off.
Here are four methods you can use to train yourself to think and feel anything:
Number 1: Tony Robbin’s Priming Method. Tony Robbins says emotion is created by motion. A change in your physical “state” will change how you feel. Here is how it works:
A. Sit down with your eyes closed and raise your hands above your head.
B. Breathe heavily in and out through your nose for three sets of thirty breaths.
C. On each out breath, pull your arms downward, making fists.
D. After three sets, feel gratitude and self – love.
In the resulting state, you can easily plant healthy thoughts and beliefs in your mind.
Number 2: The Demartini Method. Dr. John Demartini also uses neuroplasticity to reprogram the brain. When questioning a challenging situation, question the situation itself and ask what good comes from it. Look for the benefits, because there’s always at least one. Seeing the good can help you drop unhelpful beliefs quickly.
Number 3: Affirmations. Over time we can become set in our ways. Our subconscious is the factory that generates many of our thoughts – positive and negative – and can be reprogrammed not only with strong emotions but also through repetition. Affirmations lodge new operating instructions into our subconscious. Tony Robbins bridges the gap between repetition and emotion. His “incantations” are affirmations done with explosive emotion and conviction.
Number 4: Visualization. Visualization works like affirmations to rewire our neurons and attract the thoughts and feelings we want. If you consistently visualize yourself reacting to challenges with calm and compassion, you will manifest this behavior. Take time each day to visualize yourself having the emotional resilience or the positive beliefs that you want. With even five minutes of daily practice, you will start to see powerful changes.
Have patience; you’ve got this.
From the article: 4 Ways to Actively Reprogram Your Thoughts by Michael Pietrzak – January 3, 2017 – Success Magazine
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