Monday, May 30, 2011

Use Habit Patterning to your Advantage

The good news is that the more you practice a new behavior, a thought or emotion, the more it will become a habit.  For better or worse researchers found that it takes as short as 30 days to condition you and form an automatic habit. 

Unfortunately, patterning happens with negative behavior, thought or emotion as well as positive. So if you overly focus on one thing repetitively then it embeds itself deeply and becomes your reality.

Use this research to your advantage. You can change a behavior, thought or emotion into a success pattern by consciously practicing positive either for 30 days.  This new pattern in turn will motivate you to achieve your goals. Positive patterning will create benefits of increased organization and productivity, fewer crises, more life balance and mental peace.  Focusing on where are headed is more important than where you have been or how fast you are accomplishing things. And remember that your strongest tool for success is creative visualization. Imagine in your mind how you will be, think and feel in the future.

Five Tips for Creating a Success Patterning
1. Visualize your new behavior, thought or emotion early in the morning, with your morning cup of coffee or tea for 30 days straight.
2. Train yourself to be consistent and perform your new pattern training as it is your job.
3. Do not work on too objectives at once. Work on one behavior, thought or emotion at a time.
4. Do not procrastinate.  Slow down & focus on the changes you want to make. Visualize yourself changing them.
5. Balance your life with rest, healthy nutrition and exercise.

Here is another piece of advice.
Experience everyday as though you have a blank canvas in front of you and paint on the canvas new behaviors, thoughts and emotions you want to express through “creating in the moment”. Do not attempt to fix the past or project into the future.

Remember the healthier you think you are the healthier you are.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Our Words Make Us Who We Are

“Our words have the power to shape who we are

It is a fact that we are what we speak. Our words have extreme power in the formation of our identity. Words determine how we view ourselves, how we compare ourselves to others and the world and how we react or do not react to any situation.

We need to be very mindful of the content of our words about ourselves. I have learned that “the words that come out of our mouths go directly into our ears unfiltered”. So the brain registers the words, and it says “if that is how you want it then it will be so”.  The brain will make it true and cloud the real truth. Understand that the human brain is a non-judgmental and non-emotional organ, and believes what we say about ourselves, is the truth. So speaking words like stupid, ugly, no good or worthless often, even though not true, will become part of our “true” identity.

We need to take stock in the words we utter, because they make come back to haunt us, even if we were just kidding or attempting not to be conceited. The words that we use to describe ourselves could deform our identity for years to come. Be ever vigilant. Speak positive self words and begin a formation of a positive identity.