Do you use relaxation methods or techniques in your everyday life? Or do you just wing it when you find time?
In today’s society, everything seems to run on double time or triple time. With all the electronic devices at our disposal and with many homes having both parents working, it creates quite an on the go environment.
I remember going to the Grand Cayman Island in the Caribbean some time ago and having an absolutely enjoyable time but what stands out on this trip as much as the relaxing time was the around the island trip that we had signed up for when we got there.
The trip was supposed to begin at 9 a.m. and most of the group that has signed up were there by the 9 a.m. We were a group of about 30 people who were anxiously awaiting for the native guide to take us on the planned trip and be there on time.
One of the group was a guy from NYC and he was continually looking at his watch and complaining, wondering why the guide was not there on time. We all were getting a little figity and wondering where this guide was.
At about 9:30, here comes the guide with his wife, very easily coming up to the group and welcoming everybody. A few from the group were asking why he wasn’t there on time. He said in a very comfortable voice that he was there right on time. It was Caymanian Time, it’s when you get there. In his calming manner, he said to just relax and enjoy the day and we’ll all have fun.
We did have fun and were relaxed, as we all realized that we had no where to be and no time to be there. The day was a wonderful time full of enjoying the island sights and all there was to see and most importantly, we all were enjoying the benefits of seeing the island without the stress of “having to get there”.
Many people to not know how to relax and consequently have a tendency to find other means such as pills and alcohol to try to relax. Dr. Bobby Summer says: “It’s quite probable that the inability to relax may be the only significant obstacle between you and peak performance.”
Dan Kennedy (yes of copywriting fame) organized a company to carry on the works and ideas of Dr. Maxwell Maltz called the Psycho-Cybernetics Foundation. This Foundation perpetuates the amazing works of Dr. Maltz and all the influence he had on so many people.
Dan Kennedy felt that Dr. Maltz’s ideas and thoughts, as well as his philology, were some of the biggest factors in his successes.
Dr. Maltz’s principles of Psycho-Cybernetics “have inspired and enhanced the lives of more than 30 million people around the world. He invented a simple, step-by-step program that will help you replace a negative self-image with positive affirmations of empowerment.”
Here are a list of mental training techniques that Dan Kennedy suggests for your ability to understand and utilize in your daily routines in which to relax.
1) Have a Mental Foxhole in which you can retreat to in your mind. President Truman talked about his ability to retreat into this mood and be able to handle many pressing situations.
2) Having a mentor to model after as well as someone in which to talk over problems and situations. Your mentor can even be one that has died but has had a big influence on you even though you have never met them in person.
3) FOCUS on one task at a time!! (how many times do you hear this from the successful entrepreneurs on the internet?)
4) Give yourself a physical break from your daily routines. Certainly a help in re-energizing your mental efforts.
5) Give yourself a humor break- laughter is a great medicine.
6) Nip any negative thoughts in the bud. Have a talk with yourself and attempt to delegate it, divorce yourself from it or re-position yourself into something positive.
7) Exercise – the mother of all stress relieving to many people. Any type of exercise seems to be a long term problem solver if it is repeated enough over time. Not only is it good for the mind but obviously good for the body. David-Darian Ross and DeAnna Demmitt have both shown us how important the use of TaijiFit can fit into your daily schedule. It is a form of exercise that you can do anywhere and how it positively affects both mind and body.
8) Perspective vs. Drama. Children always seem to have more drama in their early years but some adults have just as much. Drama is considered the short term experience whereas perspective is the long term vision.
Taking breaks or escape time seems to be good ways for successful people to become somewhat resistant from stress.
How about you, are you tackling any of these suggestions to help make your process more stress free or are you using any other techniques?
Do it yourself tranquilizers can be drug free, cost free and mind relaxants that can be the path to an amazing stress free, successful business and lifestyle.
“Believe in Yourself – The Shortest Route to Success!!
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