There is a world of difference between getting in the right state and getting in ‘a right state’.
If you find yourself getting in a state that isn’t the one you would like to be in there are 3 areas you can change to help you:
1. Change your focus – what are you saying to yourself about this? What are you imagining will happen? When we fear something we almost exclusively focus on what we don’t want to happen. The first shift in state starts by managing your mental focus onto what you do want to happen.
2. Connect your emotions to a positive memory – think of a time where you felt relaxed, confident and calm and fully revisit that experience in your mind. Remember how it felt, what you were saying to yourself and what you were doing. Then bring that feeling of confidence and calm into the current situation.
3. Adjust your posture – when we are feeling anxious, our posture is very different to when we are feeling confident. Simply adopting the posture of confidence will impact on your mood. How do you stand, walk, express yourself differently when you are confident? If you can get into the ‘confident you’ posture when you are feeling less confident, it will help to shift your mental focus and reconnect you with a positive memory.
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