Monday, 18 January 2010

Resilience Tip: Change Your Emotional State Instantly

How do you FEEL right now?  I mean "feel" in the emotional sense. How do you feel? Think about it and come up with a one word answer for yourself.

Have you got that answer? Good. Now, did you know you can INSTANTLY change your emotional state? Would you like to do that now?

You have at your disposal 24/7 an instrument that enables you to alter your emotional state at will. It's called...

...your body.

Don't believe me? If you're feeling tired, do just two minutes of stretches, push-ups and squats and I guarantee you'll feel totally energized!  Feeling down or discouraged? Straighten up, look up and reach up with your hands palm up as high as you can reach. Do that for two minutes and I guarantee you'll feel better. ...unless you're grimly determined to wallow in self-pity, of course ;-)

Make a habit of putting a smile on your face as soon as you get up in the morning. Do this simple exercise and you'll notice a huge difference.

So remember, if you want to influence your mind and emotions, start with your physical body! Using your body to regulate your emotional states will gradually build new neural pathways to a healthier emotional life.

~ Dr. Symeon Rodger

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your mind, body and spirit into SOLID STEEL...
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