Every year I say to myself, this year I will be more organized, this year I will not be stressed. BUT before I know it, it's December 15 and I'm way behind doing what I need to be doing and I just want it to be over. THIS YEAR WILL BE DIFFERENT! This is how I'm going to do it...
This summer at HYPNOTHOUGHTS LIVE 2016 in Las Vegas, I took a wonderful class -- The Anti-Anxiety Workshop taught by Melissa Tiers. Melissa was a very entertaining speaker but more importantly, she had lots of information about how to actually re-wire the brain to interrupt our anxiety. I now teach these techniques to my clients and it is helping them.
Here are a couple:
Heart Coherence - fancy words for focusing on breathing from your heart throughout your body with calmness and intent. As you focus on your heart and all the healthy blood pumping from your heart throughout your body you can really feel the energy it is radiating throughout your body which will cause you to slow down and relax.
Peripheral Vision - focus on a point in the distance straight in front of your eyes then, keeping your eyes straight ahead, see how far out you can see on the right and left of your vision. By focusing on what you are seeing, you interrupt the internal dialogue that has become a negative. Do this technique 3 or 4 times and feel yourself slowing down and the tension melting away.
Both of these exercises are simple and can be done anywhere, no one needs to know that you are calming and centering yourself. Using these tools can help you focus and enjoy the holiday more this year!