People are often soooooo busy rushing around with a head full of stuff they haven't got the brain space to even begin to embrace who they are. So what would you do if I said I could free up 60-80% of your brain space.....would you be interested? For me this is the first step people need to take if they want to finally have the mental capacity to begin in embrace themselves for who they are.
I run this activity with my clients and it's the most inspiring, thought provoking and effective tool which really does make a huge difference to their lives. Often clients report that this was one of the most powerful of their sessions. Today I'm going to share with you exactly what you need to do so you can do this activity for yourself.
This activity looks at your daily thoughts and every time I've done it with a client it turns out that between 60-80% of all their daily thoughts are not within their control. Just think about how much energy and time is taken up by all those things.....
60-80% of your mental time and energy!!!!!!!
Whats even more interesting is because they are outside of your control you could think about them for an hour, 3 hours, a week or even longer and it will have made no difference. Nothing will have changed no matter how long you spend thinking about them.
And what's really important is........
When your head isn't full of all this other stuff, it can finally have the space to focus on your stuff.
By refusing to focus on anything which was beyond their control, these athletic champions were able to bring all their resources to bear on what was within their control - everything from their physiology, mental maps and story to the actions that they took preparing for and competing in the actual event."
If your head is full of everything else it has no space to focus on what's yours to control. When you focus only on your stuff you're able to achieve much more.
Imagine taking that wasted energy and time and putting it into only things you can control, how would that make you feel?
All of these feelings add to a sense of freedom, which then allows you to embrace who you actually are.
So, what do you do?
So this is the first step to being able to embrace who you are. It's a simple and highly effective tool and I urge you to go and do it, right now!!! You might be surprised by how much of your mental time you're wasting on what's not in your boat.
Let me know how you get on and if you'd like some guidance and support you can always book a session with me and we'll do it together. Sometimes it's easier when someone else is there to take you through it and challenge you with the right questions. As always I'm happy to help.
Making this a habit does take practise. I've been doing this for 5 years and still find myself slipping sometimes. Catch yourself every time and ask yourself, 'Is this within my boat'. The more you do it the more easier it will become.
Until next time