Monday, December 15, 2014
ADD SOME EXCITEMENT IN YOUR LIFE
The brain actually does not differentiate between the feeling of anxiety and excitement. We choose to give it a name. And the name we give it will trigger a physical response.
Let’s say for example you have always been anxious about a certain ride in an amusement park. I want you to close your eyes and feel that feeling right now. What are you experiencing? Sweaty palms? Increased heart rate? Shakiness? Feeling of impending doom?
Now I want you to think again about the same ride but instead I want you to tell yourself that you are now excited about it, this is the best ride you have ever been on. In fact you fell in love with your significant other on that very ride. And last year you were the 1,000,000 customer and won $1,000,000.00 for riding it. I want you to focus on how much fun it will be, on all the good memories attached with that ride. Now what are you feeling? I bet you are not feeling anxious anymore. In fact you are feeling pretty darn good aren’t you?
Has the ride changed? No. What has changed? Your perspective.
You can apply this technique to just about anything.
You only have to be careful of one thing while performing this awesome technique. You cannot replace the feeling of true fear. Fear is different than anxiety and worry. Fear has a purpose. It is like the alarm on your house. It tells you that something is not right and that you should pay attention and not stay on the same course of action that created the fear. Fear is a tool. Fear is nature’s strongest survival signal. Never ignore it
Worry and anxiety are both choices. Those you can choose to replace.
So choose a little excitement in your life.