Let’s come out of this better people.

Hi

Week 2 in isolation.  Hope you are all well and staying safe and healthy. So, what have I learnt this week. Well the hoarding madness seems to have calmed down. So now we start to behave like sensible human beings. Obviously following the guidelines, I haven’t been out other than to collect my tablets from Boots. It was eery going out about 1pm and the roads were quiet, the town was dead, there was just no sounds at all. However, the moods in the shops were brilliant. The staff were smiling, so accommodating and making the best of a very bad situation.

This is how it should be. We are all in this together and we will come out the other side, but whilst we are on this journey, let’s be kind to each other. Don’t post something on social media in anger. If you do it’s there for good. It causes hurt, it causes unnecessary upset and there is no need for it.

Another thing I have learnt Is that just how little we can do without. No more online shopping buying things I don’t really need. No more expensive coffees on the high street, no more just jumping in the car driving somewhere I didn’t really need to be. The list goes on, but that’s just me.  What have you gained from being isolated? And is there anything that you will do once this is all over?

Last night was an emotional night here in the UK. We were asked to stand at our doors or windows and clap for the staff of the NHS who are still working and doing a fantastic job. No one knew how this was going to be received. Well what a turn out. The news and social media were full of applause and cheers. Every house in my road was out clapping, you could hear the applause from the town echoing across the night sky. It was brilliant, it was emotional and most importantly it was supportive.

As a self employed hypnotherapist, I also wanted to do my bit for the NHS staff and carers so I am offering free online sessions to help ease the anxiety and panic. Even though my business will suffer big time, I still wanted to do my bit.

We are all in the same boat, I can’t worry about it as I have no control over it. So we have to make the best of a bad situation.  So what can we do to improve our lives whilst in isolation.

productive things to do at home (other than binge-watch sitcoms)

Join a YouTube tutorial

Whether you want to learn to sing, improve your photography skills or make a table from scrap timber, there’s a YouTube tutorial for that.

Dance because no one is watching

Learn your favourite movie dance moves

Privacy is gold for those of us suffering dance dyslexia, so now is the perfect time to shake your bootie and learn those steps that have been eluding you. Try learning  John Travolta circa 1977 with a few fundamental disco moves or, if Strictly Ballroom is more your speed, what better time to master the foxtrot, waltz, rumba or cha-cha. You can dance like no one is watching – because no one is.

Go green

Start a vegie patch or herb garden. Whether you have a big back garden or just a window box, you can go green. As well as being enjoyable, the government’s says gardening has many health benefits. It recommends growing edible plants, but that doesn’t mean just vegetables and fruits – flowers like carnations, honeysuckles and nasturtiums can add colour to your dinner plate too. Mix it up with home-grown herbs like rosemary, basil, chives, sage, mint, oregano, parsley and thyme. 

Fix up the garden

Being confined to the house doesn’t mean you have to stay inside. Health experts say you don’t need vitamin D supplements if you get enough sunlight – the natural source of this vitamin – by getting out in the garden. This is the ideal time to paint the fence, trim your hedges or do that paving you’ve been putting off for years.

Go on a virtual tour  

Visit the Edinburgh Zoo, or many of the museums and art galleries around the world.

While galleries and museums are closed to the public, you can still get your art and history fix online.

Listen to podcasts

Let your ears do the walking and delve into the world of podcasts. There’s everything from great brain teasers to humour, and so much more. Or create your own, But since you’re at home, why not create your own podcast using a USB microphone and free recording software such as GarageBand. 

Catch up on some reading

Didn’t get time to stock up on new books to read during the lock-in? The internet has you covered. From free e-books to free book delivery, there’s no excuse for not getting stuck into some serious page-turners. Search through hundreds of free titles on the web.

Learn a language  

Download a language app

Whether you want to order pasta in Italian or whisper sweet nothings to your lover in French, there are numerous online language courses, and many are free. 

Keep in touch

Call, text or tag a friend

You may be physically isolated, but there’s no need to lose touch with friends and family. You can even see as well as talk to them using Skype and Facetime or you can use messaging services like WhatsApp and social media to keep in touch. Take a video of your new home office and share it on social media. Socially isolate, together, you may like to connect with your neighbours with an adaptation of the Italian balcony singing phenomenon (check it out on YouTube). If you don’t have a balcony, you could use your front garden and call the neighbour across the road to come out and ‘join’ you from their own garden in a singalong or exercise class. 

Download a fitness app

Even if you don’t own a home gym or substantial equipment, there are many ways to improve your fitness at home. Simple strength exercises like squats, push-ups and lunges don’t need any equipment. If you don’t have weights, improvise and use two tins of canned food as weights. If you need guidance there are online resources and fitness apps, many are free.

Get moving

Don’t forget that just moving is exercising, so embrace vacuuming and gardening, and any other physical activity you can do in your home or in the garden. 

Remember we are all in this together, and we will come out the other side, but let’s come out the other side better people, better parents, better neighbours, better friends BETTER HUMAN BEINGS.

One thing before I go. Remember if you have kids around you, it’s about now that the novelty of being home starts to wear off So now is the time to reassure them. They are like sponges and will very soon pick up on your anxiety, panic and fear. Don’t let this happen.

Let the kids remember this time with fondness, Daddy playing Hide ‘N’ Seek, We made a family Den in the front room and ate our lunch in there, we camped out in the dining room and stayed there all night, we did a family puzzle, we had a water fight in the garden. So many things you can do which can make a world of difference for the kids.

Until next week, stay safe, stay healthy

Jon X

Hypnotherapy in Suffolk, Essex and Cambridge.

Jon Adkin Author of ‘Can I Change?’ Available from Amazon.

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How you going to use your time?

Hi

Welcome to this week’s blog. Well what a strange time we are living in at the moment. Covid-19 is effecting everyone in some way, and this week I have witnessed the best and worse in people. It seems we are once again a divided nation. There are those who are only thinking of themselves and stock piling products and essential commodities. In doing this they have taken those essentials away from the more vulnerable who cannot afford to buy in bulk. This sadly is very selfish, Then you have the small independent shops who we are asked to support and we find that they are vastly inflating prices to cash in on the situation. At this time we should be sticking together and helping our family, friends and our neighbours, and this is the flip side of the coin, the good ones. The caring ones.

I have noticed this week that a lot of Covid-19 support groups popping up in different areas. People offering to do shopping for others, people asking if anyone needs anything as they are going a bit further afield than the local shops. Paperboys and girls offering to drop of groceries for their older customers. That is the attitude we want to survive this uncertain time.  Pull together, help each other and look for the good in the situation.

No one could have predicted this, and no one expected it to escalate like this. Covid-19 is still not as dangerous as the flu. (Flu deaths around 56,000 per year) but it’s here and we have to deal with the situation.

Catch up on your reading.

So how will you deal with it? At this time of writing Schools were shutting today (20/03/2020) until further notice. The latest rumour says London possibly the country will be going on full lock down, and at the moment there is not end in sight.  So you can choose to be positive or negative about the situation. You can make a difference or you can remain selfish, and angry at the world and live in a constant dark mist for the next month or so.

Me I’m choosing to stay positive. Now those that know me will think how, why? I am self employed, so no clients, no income. I am a high risk for catching the virus, (dicky heart and I’ve had pneumonia) and other medical conditions that make me an easy target.

So why stay positive? Well that is easy. I cannot control what is going on so I cannot worry about it. I can take all the necessary precautions, and follow the guidelines but beyond that there is nothing more that I can do. So I have to make the best of a bad lot.

If you can’t control it don’t worry about it. If you suddenly find yourself at home with your family. Make the most of it. Do silly things with the kids remember they are as scared as you and they need their mind taking off of the current situations. Don’t just sit in front of the TV and moan. Do something different, so that when this has all passed the kids will look back with a smile.

  • Make dens, get some sheets and old quilts out, make a den over the dining room chairs, take a torch in there with you and join your kids for lunch. Use your imagination because outside that den can be a magical mystical world.
  • Dig out an old puzzle, and complete it as a family. Assign bits to find to different members of the family, (Youngest find the corner pieces, Middle kids find a dominant colour etc)
  • Play hide and seek. Kids love it when Mum and Dad play games with them and the sillier the better.
  • Find those old board games, those ones that you haven’t played in years.
  • Take the kids out in the garden, do some research on what flowers you have growing there, dissect a flower to show the kids all the different parts.
  • Go on a bug hunt. Challenge your children to find say 5 bugs and name them and then write down 5 facts about that bug (number of legs, habitat, texture etc).
  • Get some coloured pens and paper and draw. Be creative,
  • Cut up some old magazines and as a family make a collage but give each one a theme.
  • At the end of the day, sit down as a family and watch an old classic film possibly even an old black and white film and show the kids that you don’t need all the swearing and violence like they get nowadays.

Use this time to bond as a family. Without the need for social media, phones, tablets etc.

Play games. Have fun

If you are on your own, or just you and your partner. Don’t take it out on each other, work together.

  • Do those jobs that you have been putting off all this time,
  • Clear out the garage but do it together and enjoy some of the memories of the objects that you come across.
  • Clear out your wardrobes and drawers.
  • It’s Spring so actually do a Spring clean.
  • Sit down together and dig out the old photo albums, laugh at the fashions and the hairstyles that you once had. This is a good one to do with the kids as well.
  • Sit together and see if your joint favourite film or perhaps the first film you went to the cinema together to see is on Sky, or Netflix  (You may want to watch it this time as you may have been busy the first time).
  • Play cards or dominoes. Real games, not on your phone or tablet.
  • Cook together. Work together and make your favourite meal.

These are just some suggestion to make the time more pleasurable. There are so many more.

Even on bad days you can find something positive, Remember we are all in the same boat.

Let’s pull together, let’s work together. Be there for each other. Read, write and focus on the future.

You know what is important in this world and that is family and friends. Let’s rebuild these relationships and come out the other side better people.

I wish you every happiness, Stay safe and stay healthy. Look after each other.

Until next time

Much Love

Jon X

Hypnotherapy in Suffolk, Essex and Cambridge.

Jon Adkin Author of ‘Can I Change?’ Available from Amazon.

Find me on You TubeFacebook and Instagram.

Are you conscious of your conscious mind?

 Hi Welcome back. Hope you’ve had a good week.

So last week I was talking about the subconscious so what about the conscious mind. Who or what is it?

Your conscious mind is your objective or thinking mind. It has no memory, and it can only hold one thought at a time. This mind has four essential functions.

First, it identifies incoming information. This is information received through any of the six senses: sight, sound, smell, taste, touch, or feeling. Your conscious mind is continually observing and categorizing what is going on around you.

To explain what I mean, imagine that you are walking along the road and you decide to cross the street. You step off the curb. At that moment, you hear the roar of an car engine. You immediately turn and look in the direction of the moving car to identify the sound and where it is coming from. This is the first function.

The second function of your conscious mind is comparison. The information about the car that you have seen and heard goes immediately to your subconscious mind. There, it is compared with all of your previously stored information and experiences with moving automobiles.

If the car, for example, is a street away, and moving at thirty miles per hour, your subconscious memory bank will tell you that there is no danger and that you can continue walking.

If, on the other hand, the car is moving toward you at sixty miles per hour and is only 100 yards away, you will get a “danger” message that will stimulate further action on your part.

The third function of your conscious mind is analysis, and analysis always precedes the fourth function, deciding.

Your conscious mind functions very much like a binary computer, (Yep, there is the software reference again) performing two functions: It accepts or rejects data in making choices and decisions. It can deal with only one thought at a time, positive or negative, “yes” or “no.” This is why people who adopt positive thinking lifestyles regularly read inspirational quotes. Our single-track minds can only entertain one idea at a time, so keeping it occupied with uplifting material has the power to block negative thoughts.

Positive affirmations are also very useful for keeping our brains occupied with pleasant and empowering thoughts or visualizations.

It is continually sorting impressions, deciding which are relevant to you and which are not.

So, you are walking across the street, you hear the roar of the moving vehicle and you see that it is bearing down on you. Because of your knowledge of the speed of moving vehicles, you analysis tells you, you are in danger and that some decision is required. you first question is, “Do I get out of the way? Yes or no?”

If the decision is “yes,” then your next is, “Do I jump forward? Yes or no?” If the decision is “no,” because of cross traffic, then you next question is, “Do I jump backward? Yes or no?”

If your decision is “yes,” this message is instantly transmitted to your subconscious mind and in a split second, your whole body jumps back out of the way, with no additional thought or decision on your part.

So what about Self Conscious Emotions?

What are self-conscious emotions?

Self-conscious emotions are those affected by how we see ourselves and how we think others perceive us. They include emotions like pride, jealousy, and embarrassment.

Self-consciousness and self-awareness are sometimes healthy signs of emotional maturity. They can help you fit in and function within a community. Feeling guilty after saying something hurtful is often perceived as showing good character. Feeling remorse after making a mistake may help patch up relationships. Positive self-conscious emotions and negative self-conscious emotions can be healthy and powerful motivators.

Excessive self-conscious emotions can be extremely unhealthy. They may worsen symptoms from conditions like anxiety, depression, and borderline personality disorder. They can also cause social anxiety and isolation.

What are the symptoms of self-conscious emotions?

Having self-conscious emotions in moderate amounts is healthy. Having overwhelming self-conscious emotions isn’t.

Symptoms of healthy self-conscious emotions include:

  • having pride in accomplishments
  • enjoying engaging in social environments
  • apologizing for mistakes and taking responsibility

Symptoms of unhealthy self-conscious emotions include:

  • responding to embarrassment with anger and hostility
  • avoiding social experiences
  • placing blame on others for one’s mistakes
  • feeling responsible for wrongs made against yourself
  • having low self-esteem
  • experiencing agitation, anxiety, depression, or nervousness

What causes self-conscious emotions?

Self-conscious emotions develop in relation to an understanding of rules, standards, and goals. Young children start to form a sense of self at around 18 months old. This is when self-conscious emotions start developing. Many children have a full range of self-conscious emotions by the age of 3. Teenagers are particularly prone to high levels of self-consciousness. At this age, children are experiencing significant social pressure for the first time.

What are the risk factors of self-conscious emotions?

Low self-esteem can cause unhealthy self-conscious emotions. You may dwell on negative conscious emotions as a result of mental health conditions. These conditions may include:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • borderline personality disorder (BPD)
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder

What are the benefits of self-conscious emotions?

Healthy self-conscious emotions have many benefits. Pride often drives people to work hard for accomplishments. Confidence gives us the self-esteem boost we need to take on new challenges. Even negative self-conscious emotions have a positive role in our lives. Jealousy helps us determine what we want most.

Self-consciousness comes from self-awareness. The emotions that come from them help us perceive how we fit into society. Self-awareness helps us improve social functioning. Violating a group’s social rules causes guilt, shame, and embarrassment. While uncomfortable and disconcerting, these emotions can result in social acceptance.

Can self-conscious emotions cause other issues?

Unhealthy self-consciousness can result in social anxiety. This can lead to isolation, which in turn increases the social anxiety further. It may also result in low self-esteem and depression.

Self-conscious emotions can also prevent healing from traumatic events. This is especially true in patients with mental health conditions. People may avoid medical care if they feel certain self-conscious emotions. A studyTrusted Source found that many people experience shame, guilt, and embarrassment when they’re seeking screening tests for sexually transmitted diseases. Getting tested and talking to sexual partners both triggered these emotions. These emotions can cause people to delay or avoid getting the treatment they need.

What treatment is available for self-conscious emotions?

There are many ways to treat unhealthy or excessive self-conscious emotions. To promote a more positive self-image and boost self-esteem, you can:

  • engage in activities that make you feel good about yourself
  • write a list of accomplishments or traits that you’re proud of
  • combat social anxiety by interacting with people in low-risk activities, such as making small talk with a cashier when buying groceries
  • be punctual and keep your commitments, as the discipline this requires can raise self-value
  • take responsibility for mistakes, and make amends if necessary
  • avoid activities that can cause negative emotions like guilt or shame if you’re caught, such as lying or gossiping
  • take a deep breath and practice mindfulness if you’re dwelling on past events that cause negative emotions

Make an appointment to see a certified Hypnotherapist. If you are not local to me. I have made some very good contacts all around the world with people that I trust. if these methods don’t offer relief from persistent self-consciousness. A Hypnotherapist can help you determine the cause of unhealthy self-conscious emotions and get you thinking and feeling better about yourself.

I hope you enjoyed this blog.

Until next time. Have a great week

Hypnotherapy in Suffolk, Essex and Cambridge.

Jon Adkin Author of ‘Can I Change?’ Available from Amazon.

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Jon X

So how does it all work?

So last weekend I did something very special, I met up with my Half-Sister and Half-Brother. We had never met before and we share the same birth mother. Now the reason I’m blogging about this is that we had arranged to meet in the afternoon, nothing formal, just an initial chat in a pub local to them. If you know me, you know I like waistcoats even with jeans. When I turned up my half-Brother who doesn’t follow me on any social media was wearing almost identical clothing smart jeans, waistcoat and a white shirt. So, it got me thinking. Even though we had never met we obviously have a very similar taste in clothes, our sense of humour was very much the same and immediately we all hit it off. The connection was amazing. So, is it possible that the genes from our mum still stand strong even though we had very different upbringings and very different lives? It certainly made me think.

Our Thoughts

As I work with the subconscious in my work as a hypnotherapist, I know full well That the subconscious mind is the powerful secondary system that runs everything in your life. Learning how to stimulate the communication between the conscious and the subconscious minds is a powerful tool on the way to success, happiness and riches.

The subconscious mind is a data-bank for everything, which is not in your conscious mind. It stores your beliefs, your previous experience, your memories, your skills. Everything that you have seen, done or thought is also there.

It is also your guidance system. It constantly monitors the information coming from the senses for dangers and opportunities. he communication between the subconscious and the conscious mind is bidirectional. Every time when you have an idea, or an emotion, a memory or an image from the past, this is the subconscious mind communicating to your conscious mind. The communication in the other way is not so trivial and is achieved using the principle of auto-suggestion.

This blog will introduce the powers of the subconscious mind and how they can be used on the way to success. You will learn how to communicate better with your subconscious and how to set it on the track you want it to follow.

What is the subconscious mind?

Have you ever read that humans only use a portion of their brains? Well, this is most of all, because of the subconscious mind. Scientists have never really studied it in depth and we still do not know enough about it. But we do know that it could run and control almost everything we do.

For example, when you meditate and you start controlling your breath, you get the control from the subconscious mind and give it to your conscious mind. You start breading deep and with your stomach. Then you stop to control it and your subconscious starts doing it. You do not have to think about it any more. Your breathing will continue to be relaxed until another stimulus changes it (stress for example). Everything is controlled in the back of your head.

Another example of the tasks of the subconscious mind is the information coming from the senses. Your brain is bombarded with hundreds of MB per second of information. It would explode if it had to review and process everything. This is why you have a barrier in between – the subconscious mind. It processes everything and it would only pass this information which is relevant for you in this very moment.

Communicating to your subconscious mind

Communicating thoughts from your conscious mind to your subconscious mind is difficult because it should be done with emotions. Only the thoughts that are conveyed with genuine emotions make it to the back of your mind. And only the thoughts that are backed up by a strong emotion stay there. Unfortunately, this is true both for the negative and the positive emotions. And also, unfortunately, the negative emotions are usually stronger than the positive ones.

Fear and negative self-talk

Your first step in harnessing the power of the subconscious mind is to eliminate the thoughts loaded with negative emotions. You also need to stop the negative self-talk or at least make sure that it is not loaded with emotions. Your fears often tend to come true, especially when you are very emotional about them. And this is why negative self-talk could produce such harmful effects. Eliminating these negative thoughts, or countering them as soon as possible is very important step towards success.

There is story about the guardian angel that always follows you. When you say to yourself “my life is awful”, it writes down awful life. When you say “my job is boring”, it writes down boring job. And when you say “my body is ugly”, it write down ugly body. And then it goes on and grants you all those wishes, because they are filled with strong emotions (sadness, disappointment, regret, self-loathing). That angel is your subconscious mind. Stop here and ask yourself: “Do you can afford letting negative self-talk enter your mind?”

The countering technique

One of the best practices in reducing negative self-talk is the counter technique. Every time a negative thought comes to your mind, you counter it with the extreme positive counter-thought. For example if you have an important presentation and you think to your self: “I am going to embarrass myself in front of all those people”, immediately counter it with: “NO! I am going to be so good that the audience will applaud me for five minutes”. The truth will often be somewhere in between.

The delete button technique

Another power tool in countering the negative self-talk is the delete button. When a negative thought enters your mind, you press the delete button in your mind and image how the thought, written on a piece of paper, is destroyed.

Now you may have noticed I’ve used a lot of technical computer references in this blog. The reason, well funny you should ask. This week I launched a new hypnotherapy package entitled Update and Reboot 2020. Where I can offer you the chance to delete all those old injustices, and negative thoughts that you have been holding on to. Followed by a reboot allowing you to think and feel different about yourself. You can read more about it here.

Next week I will give you some more tips and advice on how you can talk to your best friend, your subconscious.

As for the opening question in this blog. Perhaps My Half-Brother just has good taste in clothes, just like me. 😊

Until next week. Have a great week.

Best wishes

Jon X

Hypnotherapy in Suffolk, Essex and Cambridge.

Jon Adkin Author of ‘Can I Change?’ Available from Amazon.

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Are you ready for your upgrade?

Welcome back.

Are you ready for an upgrade? Do you think you may not need it? What age are you 21, 35, 57 68? Whatever age you are that is how old the software that you are running on is. Would you use a computer or a phone with old struggling software. No of course not. So yes you are ready for a upgrade and a reboot.

Change is something everyone grapples with–whether it’s kicking a bad habit, coming up with new and original ideas, shifting a business focus, changing behaviors, changing company culture, or trying to change the world. Certainly the ability to create or manage change is a key issue for every business, because if you can’t get out in front of it, and even lead it, it may not be long before you’re at the back of the pack.

The question, of course, is how?

I’m ready for an upgrade.

The answer begins with recognizing that change at any level requires at least some dose of refreshing and resetting the brain. The good news is that neuroscience now confirms that you can effectively and sustainably do just that with a few proven steps that center on thinking, because when you change the way you think, you actually (chemically) change the connections in your brain.

Pointing the way is a successful non-drug behavior therapy developed by neuropsychiatrists working with the UCLA School of Medicine for patients suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), which is perhaps the most locked up form of behavior. The method centers on a mindful thinking approach and entails four basic steps that result in a reset brain and changed behavior.

  1. Relabel
    The first step is to relabel a given thought, feeling, or behavior as something else. An unwanted thought could be relabeled “false message” or “brain glitch.” This amounts to training yourself to clearly recognize and identify what is real and what isn’t, refusing to be tricked by your own thoughts. You step back and say, “This is just my brain playing games on me.”
  2. Reattribute
    The second step answers the question, “Why do these thoughts coming back?” The answer is that the brain is misfiring, stuck in gear, creating mental noise, and sending false messages. In other words, if you understand why you’re getting those old thoughts, eventually you’ll be able to say, “Oh, that’s just a brain glitch.” That raises the natural next question: What can you do about it?
  3. Refocus
    The third step is where the toughest work is, because it’s where behavior actually changes. You have to do another behavior instead of the old one. Having recognized the problem for what it is and why it’s occurring, you now have to replace the old behavior with new things to do–positive, desirable things, things you enjoy doing and can do consistently every time. This is where the change in brain chemistry occurs, because you are creating new patterns, new mindsets. By refusing to be misled by the old messages, by understanding they aren’t what they tell you they are, your mind is now the one in charge of your brain.

This is basically like shifting the gears of your car manually–your automatic transmission isn’t working, so you have to manually override it. The more you do it, the smoother the shifting becomes, eventually refurbishing the entire gearbox. Like most other things, the more you practice, the more easy and natural it becomes.

  1. Revalue
    It all comes together in the fourth step, which is the natural outcome of the first three. With a consistent way to replace the old behavior with the new, you begin to see old patterns as simple distractions. You devalue them as being completely worthless. Eventually the old thoughts begin to fade in intensity, the brain works better, and you no longer feel the tug of that pesky habit.

If these four steps are effective in rewiring and resetting the brain of an OCD sufferer, think what they can do to help you lead whatever change or win whatever challenge you may be facing.

Let it go.

HOW TO REBOOT YOUR BAD DAY
We all have them – bad days – and they can take over so much so that we cannot focus on anything. A bad day can turn into a bad week and then a bad month – snowballing to the point that there seems like no return. Reboot your bad day now!
Knowing how to reboot your day so that you can literally start over is a great trick to learn. Your bad day needn’t ruin your life.
Here is how you can reboot your bad day and start afresh:

  1. DELEGATE
    For some this is easy, but for others they feel that doing it themselves is far easier than outsourcing. But, in hindsight, which is where we generally realise we should have asked for help, seeking to share our tasks is the only way to go.
    Speak to colleagues who can help, look to outsourcing parts of our work, and free up your time. A nice start to reboot your bad day.
  2. STOP DOING WHATEVER IT IS THAT STARTED THE BAD DAY
    Walk away from the issue, even if just for a moment. Go do anything else that brings you joy. Even a few minutes is good enough to right your mood, set your mind in a clearer mode, and help you to deal with the issue at hand.
  3. DEAL WITH PERSONAL ISSUES QUICKLY
    Any personal problem can plague your mind to the point that you won’t be able to do a good job on anything else. Rather deal with it – although we understand that it may not be a quick fix, but addressing it, acknowledging it, and putting a pin in it, can help you to carry on with your day in a more positive light.
  4. SPEAK TO SOMEONE
    Often just having a chat with a close friend or family member can help you to overcome a dull and troublesome day. Reach out to someone and see if they can help you get over the issues and reboot your bad day.
  5. STICK TO YOURSELF
    Contrary perhaps, given our previous point, but most times all you need is to be alone with your thoughts. Take a minute or two to meditate, or even just sit in silence, and try to remove all the negative thoughts from your mind. Whatever the issue is, it will still be there afterwards, but with a clear mind you may be able to deal with it better.

If you need help to reboot I’m launching my new package next week. Update & Reboot. A way to declutter the mind and make you feel better about yourself.

Visit my website for more details.

Until next week, thank you for reading.

Have a great week

Jon X

Hypnotherapy in Suffolk, Essex and Cambridge.

Jon Adkin Author of ‘Can I Change?’ Available from Amazon.

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