Relaxed Mind – Relaxed Body

It is imperative that you learn to relax, physically and mentally.

Why is this? Because a mind that is filled with stress cannot easily transfer a positive mental picture to your subconscious.

The good news is that regardless of how much stress you feel, you can learn to relax very quickly. Regardless of how much of yesterday you are carrying into today, you can get yourself to emotionally unwind and let go within seconds.

One of the fastest ways is to pay attention to your breathing.

Watch yourself breathe. Inhale deeply. Pay attention to the air filling your lungs. Exhale deeply. Feel the bad energy leaving your body.

After a few deep breaths you’ll wonder where all the mental stress went – and once you get your muscles to simply “let go,” you’re ready to work on improving your self-image. You’re ready to begin building the NEW YOU – the person you instinctively know you can be, the person you really really want to be.

It’s a great idea to visualize the new you for a few minutes just before dropping off to sleep. But be careful. Avoid the temptation to lie down for your “Theatre of the Mind” session. Sit up in bed or on the side of the bed with your feet on the floor. This will help you avoid falling asleep before you get to the highlights.

If you visualize before you fall asleep your subconscious mind will work on your goals while you’re in a dream state. And that’s a wonderful thing to know.

If you doubt that what you think about before sleep will have an effect on you the next day, consider this. Most people go to bed with a final thought of “I’m tired.” Hence, they wake up tired.

The very first time you say to yourself, “Tomorrow I’m going to wake up feeling totally energized and refreshed” – you will discover that you no longer wake up feeling tired.

Try it if you don’t believe me. I dare you.

Here’s another example of how you bring ideas into your dream state:

Yesterday I was practicing my kung fu form in the park. When I got halfway through, I had a surprising revelation. I remembered how I was practicing some improvements I wanted to make in my form while in my dream state. And there I was, doing my form in the waking state with the improvements in place.

I didn’t consciously try to make those improvements. They happened subconsciously while I was dreaming and carried over to my waking state.

Made me wonder… in which state am I getting more accomplished?

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