“I feel like my head is empty.”
I was running a Master Practitioner course recently and someone on the course said, “I don’t know why, but I feel as though my head is empty, I go to think about something and I feel like there is nothing there.”
I understood what she meant as I have had this feeling. It is when you feel like you are scrabbling around in your head and you can’t access things, it appears a little foggy and you can’t find any words.
Maybe this is a challenge and maybe it’s a good thing.
In this week’s video I consider the pros and cons of having an empty head. Watch the video and try out the memory strategies below.
I was recently trying to remember someone’s name – I could see the person but I just couldn’t remember her name. So, I went through the alphabet and when I got to ‘N’ my unconscious mind identified that, that was it. However, I still couldn’t remember the name so I put ‘N’ into my phone and the name came up. It’s a good thing to do if you can’t recall something.
The Memory Palace
Another strategy is the “Memory Palace”. If I want to remember something like a name, or a blog title then I can connect these things to spaces for example in my sitting room. So I would think of the name and I would see the person sitting on my sofa. I tried this for this blog and I though of my sofa with an empty skull, with ABC next to it and then the person’s name. It helped me recall the main points.
Sometimes our brain tries to protect us and that’s why we get an empty head and there are several reasons why we feel like this:
- Maybe there is so much going on that you cannot access information. I call this a fog where everything is going around in your head and it feels really full.
- Maybe you’ve experienced occasions where your mind is wandering and you are not fully focussed on your goals or haven’t got any.
- It may even be that you have a belief that you can’t remember things – a belief that creates that reality.
All these problems can be sorted out with NLP techniques.
However, I was also thinking that sometimes it’s good to have an empty head. I sometimes have an empty head because I’ve done some internal tidying up of my thoughts and there isn’t any negative chatter. I’m also very much a big picture person so I don’t think about a lot of detail which means there isn’t a lot going on in my head.
Moreover if you are doing mindfulness or meditation it really is helpful to have not much going on in your head so you can notice thoughts come in and out.
I hope these tips help your head, whether it is full or empty.
If you are struggling with this and would like some help then 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.
See you next week
Dr Bridget –
If you’d like to learn more techniques to empty your head or get clear about what’s in you head, 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
Would you be interested in a strategy to tackle any problem?
Sometimes when we have a problem to solve, we succumb to fear, we start second guessing ourselves, we procrastinate and spend a lot of time really struggling and not knowing what to do to solve the problem .
I was in a recent networking/business growth event and we were working together to tackle each others problems. I highly recommend Zokit – the business growth organisation. One person in my group was really busy and we suggested that he made himself less busy by delegating and getting people on board, however what he was really struggling with was being decisive about the more detailed areas of his business.
It reminded me of an article I’d recently read called “Strategy to tackle any problem.”
It’s quite simple to use, watch the video and try out the steps below to tackle any problem.
A strategy to tackle any problem!
- The first step is to take some decisive action. Once you’ve taken this action-it doesn’t matter what the action is, the universe conspires to help you to get it.
- Now, flood yourself with certainty- know that you’ve made the right decision. Remove all doubt. You are going to carry out the tasks related to that decisive action.
- Thirdly, take some massive action. When you take this action you will know whether it is right or not and you can adjust it if required. Moreover if you are not heading towards your goals with that decisive action then you can stop and take another decisive action.
This can apply to all areas of our lives. We often spend a lot of time being indecisive where:
- Part of us wants to do one thing and part wants to do another.
- We question – Shall I do this? or Shall I do that?
- We think – I can’t do this, or I should/must do that
All this goes around in our head and it takes us away from really concentrating on what is important for our business, our life, our relationships or even our career.
So this week, follow the 3 steps above and take some decisive action.
If you are struggling to take some action and would like some help with this then 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 seeing how you can empty any negative thoughts and emotions with this simple and decisive three step strategy and see you next week.
Dr Bridget – let’s step it up together.
If you’d like to learn more techniques to get rid of limiting decisions and and 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
Also, the person who was helped with this decision owns this company that I would highly recommend for printe management – I wish I’d met him earlier.