Morn­ing isn’t bro­ken!

The Wokingham Paper - - HEALTH - Per­sonal fit­ness with Chris Hunt

IWANT you in­spired. I want you mo­ti­vated. I want you in­ter­ested and then I want you COM­MIT­TED. am go­ing to keep quot­ing these words ev­ery week at the mo­ment as I truly be­lieve they sep­a­rate the thinkers from the do­ers; the ac­tion tak­ers from the pro­cras­ti­na­tors and the growth based peo­ple out there from the com­fort zon­ers.

In­ter­ested peo­ple are keen to change but when the go­ing gets tough; ex­cuses can de­rail the plans and blame and rea­sons not to suc­ceed take over.

Com­mit­ted peo­ple are all in. They in­vest in them­selves. They see the fu­ture as an op­por­tu­nity to grow and be the best that they can be. Com­mit­ted peo­ple like YOU fund rea­sons to do it and be­lieve in the con­cept of CAUSE and EF­FECT.

Like pre­vi­ous weeks; I want to con­tinue on our jour­ney of the case stud­ies we have been fo­cus­ing on and try and work through some more meth­ods that are re­ally AMAZ­ING. Last week we cov­ered Guided Vi­su­al­i­sa­tions and Time Man­age­ment.

As you will re­mem­ber the ar­eas we are go­ing to cover over the next few weeks have been MED­I­TA­TION, SELF HYPNOSIS, GUIDED VI­SU­AL­I­SA­TIONS, TIME MAN­AGE­MENT and will also in­clude OWN­ING YOUR MORN­ING, DEEP BREATH­ING, COG­NI­TIVE CUES, AF­FIR­MA­TIONS, TALK­ING WITH OTHER POS­I­TIVE PEO­PLE, TAKE STOCK OF YOUR LIFE EV­ERY WEEK AND RE­VIEW and JOURNALLING.

So this week we will cover OWN­ING YOUR MORN­ING and DEEP BREATH­ING.

“Your brain is a pow­er­ful tool. You owe it to your­self to make the most of it and make it the sharpest tool in your tool­box.”

So on to this week’s fo­cus and let’s start with OWN­ING YOUR MORN­ING.

For me, own­ing my morn­ing has been the most amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence over the last few years es­pe­cially the last 12 months. The morn­ing is when your brain is like a sponge that you are about to put in a bucket of water. The sponge is your op­por­tu­nity to take in pos­i­tive vibes and the bucket of water is the en­vi­ron­ment in which you live in.

One of my AMAZ­ING clients is a very suc­cess­ful busi­ness owner who works with some very well-known celebri­ties but strug­gles with self-es­teem and lack of con­fi­dence in spe­cific ar­eas..

We de­cided that ev­ery morn­ing when she wakes up, she will do some light mo­bil­ity ex­er­cises and at the same time con­duct a

5-10 minute AF­FIR­MA­TION ses­sion to smash her con­fi­dence and self-worth into the next strato­sphere.

This is what own­ing your morn­ing is all about … set­ting aside some time to boss your life, get you started the right way and re­ally take ac­tion from the mo­ment you wake up.

Now, to do this prop­erly needs the right af­fir­ma­tions and the right state of mind when util­is­ing this amaz­ing tech­nique so if you need some help af­ter read­ing this then look no fur­ther.

As a for­mer Royal Marines Com­mando … morn­ings rule and get you set like a lion for the rest of the day.

DEEP BREATH­ING is our next fo­cus.

Ev­ery­one breathes. Ev­ery­one knows how to breathe right? I am guess­ing de­pend­ing on your age you have done this mil­lions of times since you were born so it shouldn’t sur­prise you to learn that it is of slight im­por­tance.

There are many meth­ods out there rang­ing from long slow deep breath­ing, breath­ing when con­duct­ing yoga ex­er­cises, men­tal breath­ing etc. but this week I want to fo­cus on just sim­ply sit­ting back for 60 sec­onds, clos­ing your eyes and slowly re­lax­ing your body.

One of my clients will be our fo­cus now, let’s call him David.

David is a very busy boy. He man­ages sev­eral busi­nesses, has a fam­ily, moves at quite a speed and gen­er­ally has many things go­ing on all at once.

Some­times when he comes to see me, you can just tell he is not ready for train­ing. His brain is on over­drive and his work mode men­tal­ity is go­ing to af­fect the ses­sion. I stop him in his tracks and hold his shoul­ders with both my hands.

I tell him to close his eyes and we breathe at the same rate to­gether.

We breathe in for four sec­onds and then hold for four sec­onds.

Af­ter this we breathe out like you do if you were blow­ing through a straw and we do this for an­other four sec­onds.

Whilst breath­ing out we say in our minds

“I am breath­ing out stress, I am breath­ing out over­whelm.” We con­tinue this for 60 sec­onds – so five times through roughly.

This tool is amaz­ing and can lit­er­ally trans­form the way you think and feel within a few sec­onds to a minute. This tool works won­ders for him and he now uses it through­out the day as and when he needs it.

I SE­RI­OUSLY en­cour­age you to start with this sim­ple tech­nique. It takes max­i­mum 60 sec­onds, will leave you feel­ing great and calm and ready to tackle your next tar­get area.

Give it a go and let me know how it works out for you?

Just a quickie though, this tool is also amaz­ing for chil­dren and for chil­dren who need to calm down from time to time… does this res­onate with you if you are a par­ent?

I know it does for me and our chil­dren.

So there we have it. Two more meth­ods and two more case stud­ies for you to base your own ef­forts on. Both are dif­fer­ent but both have some­thing in com­mon… they leave you MORE PRESENT, MORE FO­CUSED and more EN­ER­GISED to be the BEST that YOU can be.

Next week, we will tackle COG­NI­TIVE CUES and AF­FIR­MA­TIONS (In more de­tail).

I want you in­spired.

I want you mo­ti­vated.

I want you in­ter­ested and then I want you COM­MIT­TED.

Are you an AC­TION TAKER or not?

Will you GROW as a per­son this week?

Would it make a dif­fer­ence for you to end the year on an ab­so­lute HIGH??

Happy Thurs­day and see you next week.

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