Many people think that making a change in your life means changing jobs, your surroundings, your partner…or any number of other external stressors. While part of the answers may lie in these factors, discover 5 ways that you can begin to improve your life right now.
This is the age of “overwhelm.” And when you’re feeling stuck, stressed out, and/or burnt out, it’s hard to think clearly and make good decisions. There’s a statement that says, “We have everything we need within us,” is true. But where to start may elusive.
So, here’s a 5-step method to make your way out of difficult situations you can use over and over again to transform your life.
1) Acknowledge that you have a problem. Denial is a powerful defense mechanism. Admitting you have a problem means that you might have to do something about it, which frequently keeps you stuck…sometimes, for a very long time.
2) Acknowledge that you have created the problem. This is always the difficult challenge, yet it is the #1 key to freedom. If you admit that you have created the problem, then you are the only one that has the power to find the solution and change your situation.
3) Name the thoughts and feelings connected to the problem. You can’t solve anything if you can’t name it. Clarity is important. Listen to how you speak to yourself. Notice how your body is feeling in connection with those thoughts. Where are you feeling uncomfortable? What are the sensations that are capturing your attention? Make notes of what you notice.
4) Ask yourself: what’s in my control, what’s out of my control? Being in charge of your life means being “at choice.” It doesn’t mean controlling what others do or say. Recognizing that you can choose how you respond to others is the key to personal success and good mental health.
5) Make a commitment to be brutally honest with yourself. When you tell the truth to yourself, solutions become apparent. It’s only when we live in delusion that we end up lost and chasing our tails.
One of the most attractive qualities I find in the people I’m drawn to and want to hang out with, are those who take responsibility for their own behavior and actions. Many times, you have to search for your own complicity, especially when it’s so easy to blame others for their apparent poor conduct.
But if you make it a practice to ask yourself first, “Where’s my responsibility in this
situation?” and follow those five tips above, the quality of your thinking will improve exponentially as will the satisfaction in your life.
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Tina Greenbaum works with executives who want to increase their performance level in high stakes, high-pressure situations. An Optimal Performance Specialist and Sports Psychology Consultant, Tina’s signature program, Mastery Under Pressure empowers leaders and their teams using cutting-edge technology, neuroscience, energy psychology, sports psychology, and current learning theory. To find out where you are on the Peak Performance Scale, go www.masteryunderpressure.net.
- Posted by Tina Greenbaum
- On 14th March 2018
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