Boost Your Well-Being with this State-Shifting Exercise
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Excellence and Wisdom,
In my experience, enhancing your skill at managing your own state is a useful skill to have. By consciously managing your state, you’ll be able to shift into your most resourceful state for the situation.
Here's a coaching exercise based on managing your state using NLP techniques:
Identify your least favourite state: Think about a mental or emotional state that you find unhelpful or unpleasant. For example, it could be anxiety, frustration, or self-doubt.
Identify triggers: Consider what situations, people or things tend to trigger that state. For example, it could be a particular task at work, a difficult conversation with a colleague, or a stressful situation at home.
Identify elements: Reflect on what makes up that state. What thoughts, feelings, physical sensations, or behaviors are associated with it?
Choose an easy element to change: Consider what element of the state would be the easiest to change. For example, you could change your posture, take a few deep breaths, or listen to uplifting music.
Monitor your states: Get into the habit of monitoring your states. Notice what physiology and energy level tends to go with what feelings, beliefs, thoughts or behaviour.
Think of a positive state: Recall a time when you were in a positive and resourceful state. Use your five senses to bring that experience to life in your mind. Remember what you saw, heard, felt, smelled, and tasted in that moment.
Shift to a resourceful state: Imagine yourself in that positive and resourceful state now. Use that mental image to shift your current state to a more resourceful one.
Be clear about your desired state: Before starting any activity, be clear about what state you want to be in. Choose the most resourceful state for the situation.
Practice: Practice this exercise regularly. Choose a state that you want to shift to and use the techniques to achieve it.
Reflect: After each activity, note the outcome in your notebook or journal. Reflect on how the exercise helped you manage your state and improve your well-being.
Remember, managing your state is an important skill that can help you communicate more effectively, take action towards your goals, and improve your overall well-being. Practice this exercise regularly to enhance your ability to manage your own state.
Over the next couple of days, I want you to practice noticing the state you are in at any given moment. Ask yourself;
Is this the most resourceful state I can be in?
If not, what state would be the most resourceful?
Then practice the techniques listed above to shift your state to the one you want.
Great! Let me know how it goes. If you have questions, I’ll run a Q&A discussion thread on Wednesday and answer any questions.
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