Thinking and Attitude
Thinking and Attitude
Strategy: Take Charge of Your Thoughts, Feelings & Responses to the World Around; Learn How to Tune Your Brain to Better Serve You in Life!
Why is weight loss easy for some people and for others, it feels like pushing a golf ball up a hill with our nose? Many of us can start out with such good intentions, full of motivation and determination, but then lose our resolve, using any feeble excuse to justify...
Frank's Comment: I left this old article up because it has a sample self-conversation dialog which can be useful in understanding how NLP works at a subconscious level, even though you may not need a therapist in South London. If you don’t ask then you don’t get!I...
This article explains why metaphor is a natural way to describe illness and health, the importance of recognising patients' and clients' metaphors, and how working within these metaphors can activate an individual's personal healing process. The use of metaphor and...
Having had to battle my weight most of my life I know how hard it is not only to maintain but lose weight. I have done a great deal of research and investigating why some people can eat all they want and not gain a lb and others, like us, hardly eat, and carry extra...
Frank's Comment: Has useful examples of the impact of changing self-talk: how to be less critical of self and how that empowers us to perform better in most areas of life. Joan Borysenko, PhD Claritas Institute for Interspiritual Inquiry Quick: Think of three things...
Frank's Comment: This is a really good exposé of using imprecise language in self-talk and communication with others that leads to poor performance/results in practically every situation. I always liked playing with words and as long as I remember was good at science....
Neuro Linguistic Programming is usually a topic interesting to a lot of consumers as it particularly deals with the connection between person's behavior, emotions and how guy communicates and thinks. NLP doesn't help any individual or won't be able to improve a...
When you begin searching for NLP techniques to help you reinvent your life, you may want to learn more online. Using the NLP techniques online can help you form a basis to expand your knowledge and become better motivated in the process. Achieving Success, Greater...
What is Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)? How can you utilize NLP methods in your existence? In this write-up, I will go over all elements of NLP and how you can advantage from NLP strategies. What is NLP? Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a behavioural science...
Thinking and Attitude – One person’s junk is another’s treasure; it’s all a matter of perception. For example – Exercise can be an extremely pleasurable experience; you just have to get your brain to think so.
Reality is personal; Reality is experienced through a brain-centered internal signal processing system that our genetics and experiences form over time. Everything we experience is really an interpretation of sensory inputs; the signals that bombard us through our eyes, skin, ears, nose and mouth, and millions of sensory neurons in our gut, lungs, muscles and joints. We make sense out of it as we can, and call it reality. When we remember something from the past or imagine something in the future, we use the same mental pathways to re-experience or pre-experience events or situations, and we assign emotion-rich meanings to those experiences as they are in our mind. Those meanings and emotions remain linked to memories and imaginings and color our behaviors and choices as we live in the present moment.
The critical thing to understand is that THOUGHT or THINKING is made up of the same stuff as our sensory inputs. In other words, thinking is a process of internally creating or re-creating the same words, sounds, images and feelings that we use to sense the world around us or within us. But the interpretation of those experiences is something we can change at will, if we know how.
We don’t get a user’s manual for the brain, we just assume that we are using it correctly as we grow up. As we mature, we become aware that some people seem to be running their brains better than others. We develop strategies and behaviors for responding to the world around us. And we can get locked into behaviors that sometimes are not serving us well at all.
Strategy – learn of and use known methods to change our thinking and attitudes to better serve us in life.
Do you have ways of dealing with the world that you would change if you could? Would you like to be excited about activities you now avoid, or motivated to change patterns of behavior that no longer serve your greater good?
The purpose of this category is to present tools available to change our thinking, our feelings and our attitudes to better serve us in life.
One such tool is Neuro-linguistic Programming or NLP; really a collection of tools to rapidly and permanently change the way our brain works, if we want such a change. At 45 yrs of age I used one of these patterns, called the Swish Pattern, to imagine my way out of a life-long nail biting habit. It took about 5 minutes to learn it and run it in my head. Two weeks later I suddenly realized I needed to trim my nails. The habit was simply gone, never to return!
Hypnosis is another way of making nearly instant changes in behaviors, thinking and the way activities and circumstances make you feel. We found the Hypnosis Network to be a great source of information and training for self hypnosis and hypnotherapy and have a link for their material.
Another breakthrough technology – the Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT – combines the use of the acupressure meridian points with verbal elements of NLP to effect remarkable emotional transformations and healing as well as rapid modification of thinking and behavior patterns.
These technologies for rapid and effective change are further explained in their respective subcategories Linked below:
Then – learn how to feed your brain to get the most out of it with –
Strategy: Learn what Your Brain needs to function Optimally, and then consume it, every day
In most cases, nootropic supplements (nootropics) are combinations of compounds, sometimes referred to as stacks, the function of which is specific to some aspect of brain/mental function. Combinations, for instance, that improve focus and concentration, or relaxation and quieting apprehension, or improving memory or improving sleep quality. The people who formulate these combinations are often those trained in non-western medicine, such as Ayurveda, or Traditional Chinese Medicine; traditions that have relied on herbs and foods for thousands of years, but in modern times have come to understand the specific chemicals these contain and how they impact brain functions. My conviction is that we should rely on these experts to provide combinations of nootropic elements to best address our particular goals rather than try to reinvent all that wisdom.
To that end, I have spent considerable time and energy evaluation suppliers of this class of products and suggest that readers look into BIPRI.com for products to address their particular need. They provide a great variety of product forms; bulk, capsules, tablets, doses and sizes.
They provide plentiful information on uses, benefits and dosing, along with technical information and historical use. Their selection guides are organized by Use, by Type, by benefits; many ways to understand what to select and how to use it for best results depending on our specific needs. If you use my discount code SRFIT10 you get a 10% discount.
BIPRI chooses to supply stacks designed for specific outcomes as opposed to combinations of individual products/substances and this result in better economy and bang-for-the-buck in my mind.
An alternate source to be added soon if they wish.
Finally, the most comprehensive catalog of supplements and their properties is to be found at examine.com: More than you ever wanted to know about a supplement you will find at Kamal Patel’s fabulous and informative site.