How to maintain your focus

MAINTAIN YOUR FOCUSHow to maintain your focus

Your emotional state affects your focus.

You can call your emotional focus an emotional state and even a behaviour as it is something you do.

What happens is that what you see, hear, feel and say to yourself is filtered and becomes your reality. That then creates an emotional state which then creates your behaviour.

In this week’s Prescription for Success I discuss how to maintain your focus and consider how your emotional state affects your behaviour and hence impacts on your focus.  Watch the video and let me know what you think.

If you want a focused behaviour then you need a good emotional state, you need positivity rather than negativity.  In a previous blog  we talked about how to get rid of your negative feelings and experiences, limiting beliefs  and behaviours so that you can become positive.

I was talking with someone recently, who has done a significant amount of work with me, and because he didn’t have much sleep the night before he was in a physiological state that also created an emotional state that was a bit negative.  So, he was feeling a bit stuck, had some doubts and he wasn’t taking all the action that he needed to.

After talking it through he realised that he was taking a huge amount of action to get a significant goal however he just needed a few systems around it. As we talked, his emotional state changed to positive so we anchored that emotional state and he can now go through the day feeling positive.

In order to maintain your focus you need a positive emotional state. It comes from your physiology, your reality and from removing all the things in the past that we discussed in the previous blog.

So if you are having trouble maintaining your emotional state to be positive then get in touch it’s quite easy to sort out using Time Line Therapy and some other NLP techniques

If you are a coach or someone who wants to learn these techniques then I do four NLP practitioner courses a year and I also train up to ‘Trainers training’ so that you can train other people to do these things.

If you are interested just book an appointment and we can have a chat about how I can help whether its for you personally or for you to work with other people.

Until next week,

Dr Bridget

 

Using different spaces for different results

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Using different spaces for different results

In terms of how we make changes, the environment is really important.

In this week’s Prescription for Success I consider the different spaces we use to undertake different tasks and how we can benefit from choosing the right space for each task. Watch the video and test this out for yourself to see if you are using your spaces effectively.

 

This morning it was pouring with rain and I thought “where do I sit to write some blogs, to do my accounts, to work with clients?”  This just struck me as being really important.

I’ve just finished running the first half of an NLP Practitioner Course and in the next half we are going to be talking about anchoring and you can get really anchored in spaces.

I like to sit outside on the decking and have a coffee and do some meditation. I’ve got chickens so I like to sit with the chickens and think about things. I also like to sit down by the river because the river is rushing and it gives a different energy. I like to work in coffee shops.

I think it’s about different sorts of energy. Do you want energy that is quiet or busy or relatively neutral?

I  sit in my kitchen and look out over the garden and that’s where I tend to write my blogs it’s where I get my ideas because there is a lot of information but it’s also quite peaceful.

What are your spaces?

I’d just like to ask you what are your spaces?

So write a list of your spaces. Then list what sort of emotions you anchor to those spaces and what tasks you can do in those spaces and let me know how you get on.  It is a really useful exercise and can be very helpful.

If you want to talk to me about anything about mindset or you are interested in coming on courses, or you just want to get unstuck, as you know I’m known as the ‘Chief Unsticker’  then get in touch, I do a free half hour call where we can have a chat and find out how I can help you.

Until Next Week

Dr Bridget – choosing my spaces creatively

 

Using Your Spaces Effectively

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How to use your spaces effectively

This blog has come about because I set my alarm for 6:15 this morning knowing that Chris my camera man was coming to film a new blog. As usual, I was not very organised and I was drawing a complete blank on what I was going to talk about. I was wracking my brain trying to come up with something new and different to talk about – I’ve been doing blogs for so long that I didn’t want to end up repeating myself.

So I got up and I sat at my kitchen table, I had my morning cup of tea and stared out at my garden and you know what I came up with four different blog ideas in fifteen minutes! It was like those blogs and that activity had become anchored to that space, so as soon as I sat down I was in the zone and the work flowed.

I’m one of those people who like to collect mugs with little catchphrases on them, I’ve got about 7 mugs that I use for different activities. I’m anchored to my mugs and you can be anchored to spaces and objects too.

That raises the question how do you become anchored to a space?  Listen to this week’s video and try out the tasks below to get them most out of your spaces and be more productive.

 

How do you become anchored to a space?

Well if you’re running a business ask yourself;

  • Where do you do your accounts?
  • Where do you speak to clients?
  • Where do you do you do your planning?

List your essential activities, think about where you do them best and maybe use that space to anchor those activities.

I’ve done quite a few blogs on anchoring recently, I’ve talked about anchoring positive emotions and anchoring to get rid of negative emotions. This is another blog in the anchoring theme.

If you’d like some help with this then get in touch book an appointment here. My phone number is 07973 635102 if you want to access that free half hour with me or you can book it on the above link.

Enjoy the experimenting and see you next week.

Dr Bridget – clearing your negatives

If you’d like to learn more techniques to anchor positive emotions and get rid of negative emotions  I have a couple of  spaces left on my next NLP Practitioner course which runs over two lots of 4 days. 30/7/21-2/8/21 plus 20-23/8/21 – click here for further information

 

Anchoring Positive Emotions

Anchoring Positive Emotions

How to anchor positive emotions

Anchoring is when we apply a stimulus at the height of an emotion so that the two things become neurologically linked.  We can use this to anchor positive emotions or to get rid of negative emotions.

If you think about it, if we’ve got positive emotions and we can use them at will, then life becomes very interesting and we can use these emotions to move forward and stay positive.   On the flip side if you’ve anchored to negative emotions such as distress, sadness or disappointment from your past then you’re not going to be able to move forward.

There’s lots of reasons for getting positive emotions anchored and I teach how to do this on my NLP Practitioner course, and you can do it yourself.

In this week’s video I teach you the NLP technique to anchor positive emotions. Watch the video and try it for yourself.

Firstly you’ll need to decide on positive emotion you would like to anchor.

As an example, I’ve just been on a business retreat and I could do with some calm. So I thought I might anchor some calm on my knuckles. Follow the process in the video and use the script below to try it for yourself.

Firstly we say to ourselves..

Can you remember a time when you were totally calm?”   (Substitute calm with the positive emotion you want to anchor)

As you remember that time

go back to that time now…..go right back, float down into your body and see what you saw, hear what you heard and really feel those feelings of being totally calm   (As soon as you feel the positive emotion put your finger on your knuckle and as soon as it starts to disappear again take your finger off.)

I then repeat the process several times thinking of different times when I felt totally calm.

When I think about wanting to be calm I can then press the same knuckle and that calmness washes over me because it’s been neurologically linked to the stimulus of pressing my knuckle. This means that anytime I need some calm I just press my knuckle and the calmness comes over me.

So have a think what emotion you would like to have, maybe it’s excitement, determination or focus and use the highlighted script above and have a go.

If you’d like some help with this then get in touch book an appointment here. My phone number is 07973 635102 if you want to access that free half hour with me or you can book it on the above link.

Enjoy the experimenting and see you next week.

Dr Bridget – clearing your negatives

If you’d like to learn more techniques to anchor positive emotions and get rid of negative emotions  I have a couple of  spaces left on my next NLP Practitioner course which runs over two lots of 4 days. 30/7/21-2/8/21 plus 20-23/8/21 – click here for further information