DAY 9 – WATCH YOUR MIND

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Mindfulness, affirmations, gratitude and the art of keeping a happy journal

Techniques used in eutaptics/ FasterEFT bolster the practice of MINDFULNESS in your every day life.

Professor Mark Williams, the Director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, and years of research on mindfulness, says when you train in mindfulness, brain patterns change.

Mindfulness activates the compassion centre of the brain without activating the stories, which often turns into overthinking or rumination, he says. Professor Williams says people often develop a tunnel vision where they can’t see solutions to problems. Avoiding thoughts makes it worse.

If people are not mindful the amygdala, where the stress response is located, is overactive. Practising mindfulness “dampens down” the amygdala so people are less likely to be stressed and less likely to respond to own negative thinking.

WATCH Professor Williams on the science of mindfulness.

AFFIRMATIONS

Whatever you are thinking and telling yourself has tremendous impact on your life. You For example, by saying “I’m always late”, or ”I’m useless at Maths”, your are reinforcing it.  Dr Bruce Lipton and Dr Joe Dispenza advocate using positive affirmations through REPETITION to bypass the conscious mind and create change in the subconscious mind. You are always listening! Affirmations also serve to boost self-esteem and confidence. TIP: Always say them in the present as by doing so you are telling your mind that this is already happening, that you are already this person. FEEL the statements to be true. If there is resistance, Tap on it till it feels like its your truth. CREATE A LIST OF AFFIRMATIONS AND SAY THEM TO YOURSELF every morning and evening just before you go to sleep when you are in Theta brain waves, which means the subconscious is receptive.

Examples: I AM LOVED, I AM LEARNING EVERY DAY, I AM FULL OF ENERGY, I AM HEALTHY, I AM JOYOUS.

GRATITUDE

Practising gratitude has endless benefits. Being thankful regularly makes you feel more alive, sleep better, experience positive emotions and build a stronger immune system. The world’s leading scientific expert on gratitude, psychologist Robert Emmons says it’s good for our minds, bodies and relationships. 

WATCH him talk about the benefits of gratitude

START A HAPPY JOURNAL

Integral to the eutaptics/ FasterEFT journey is keeping a happy journal. This is a dedication to yourself. It’s about building gratitude and mindfulness, and it’s about recognising and noting the good things in your life. IT’S ABOUT PRACTISING FEELING GOOD. And of course, what you practise, you get more of.

Your journal becomes a powerful and meaningful collection of happy memories, thoughts, positive affirmations, photos, letters, quotes that you like, goals dreams and what you’re grateful for.

The feeling states we all desire are universal. They include love, joy, peace, belonging, security and comfort.

GENERATING THESE FEELINGS IS THE MOST CREATIVE THING YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR LIFE. Get clear on how you want to feel. Then, do stuff that makes you feel that way.

Danielle La Porte 

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