De-Stress Technique - Challenge Yourself
Every so often, do something new that is a little outside your comfort zone. Take on a new activity or challenge even if it seems a little scary. In fact, scary is good, as any challenge that gets your adrenalin going will help you become focused.
New challenges will help to raise your confidence and bring out the best in you. You will also feel great afterwards and justifiably proud of yourself.
When you take on a new challenge, visualise it beforehand in a 100 per cent positive light. Close your eyes and relax your mind and body through deep breathing. Then imagine a video of the whole event running from start to finish, and see it being a very positive experience. Make this video big and bright and very clear in your mind. If it seems scary, just breathe away any fear or trepidation. Visualise it every day in the run up to the event and you will feel fantastic when you do it for real.
Maybe combine a challenge with raising money for charity, as this will give you added motivation to succeed. When you embark upon a new challenge, always remember to run the visualisation technique at least once a day in the days leading up to the event. It will give you a good idea of how you should approach the challenge and mentally prepare you in the best possible way.
By Glenn Harrold (FBSCH Dip C.H.)
Energy & Motivation
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