How do we know when we need a "change of state"?
Well, we don't need a doctor to recognize the signs:
- miserable countenance
- circular ( getting nowhere) style of thinking
- funky emotional state
- uninspired spiritual state
- unpleasant social interactions
- being too hasty to react to circumstances beyond your control
- feeling physically undisciplined
- sluggish mentality
- losing sight of your most precious goals
So.......here's the great part....this part is 100% designed and controlled and monitored by YOU!
No one else is going to tell you how to change your state. You are going to discover or uncover the
simple magic ticket that will allow you personally to change your state!
So, here's the cool part. Just answer these very few questions to uncover your own personal
state changing magic ticket.
1/ Which activity is most accessible to you? Pick one that you can handle and isn't too far from reach.
such as walking ( treadmill or round the block/track), swimming, dancing, biking ( on a stationary or on a real bike on a real road ")
2/ Ok, now that you've chosen the activity...and begun to do it.....start to become aware of yourself. You will most certainly discover precisely when your change of state will occur. You will start feeling good !
Your sense of well being will rise.
For example: For ME, I only need to do 41 minutes of walking on a treadmill and I begin to sense my state change by minute number 26. Yes, I continue to do the whole 41 minutes, but the change of state begins to occurr already by minute number 26.
3/ Then write down that number. Share it with someone. Writing it down is going to make it more concrete for you to repeat.
4/ Lather, rinse, repeat. It really is as easy as shampooing your hair. You find what "product" works best for your personality and then you repeat it as necessary. Whenever, you begin to feel the doldrums set in, or your notice that you haven't taken any baby steps lately towards your most precious goals, then, it's time for you to repeat your own "self-prescribed" state changing strategy. Use it as often as necessary.
Allow it to prevent burnout, both emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
Use your strategy to help you retain a more disciplined emotional life and it will also permit you to regain more control over your physical state.
I'd love to hear what you works for you, when you design a strategy to change your state.