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by | Aug 23, 2020

What neuro linguistic programming can do for you

Our weekly Team NLP blog where you’ll find inspiration and actionable advice on how to build healthy habits, resilience and connections in our unprecedented times.

I thought this week I would remind us all how NLP can help during this challenge period.  It has helped me over the last 6 months to find my focus, build resilience and remain ever optimistic.  This has been despite major challenges in both of my businesses.  I don’t think I would have created the two online businesses that I have since the start of the lockdown period without my NLP mindset and toolkit, and of course, with the help of my team. 

Unlike other approaches that tell you what you need to do, NLP is a how-to technology. It tells and shows you how to be what you want to be, have what you want to have and do what you want to do. An intoxicating combination. This means it is possible to have the personal success you want right now. For most people things happen and they react. NLP offers a better way. It gives you tools to react differently by choice, to be more aware of your thoughts, feelings and behaviour. You are then ready to take responsibility for your results in all areas of your life.

Here are a couple of quick exercises to help change how you feel in an instant.

Dealing with nerves

Do you have something coming up that you are nervous about? As you think about that situation now, looking through your own eyes, notice the pictures, sounds and feelings that are associated with that situation. Now step backwards out of your body so you can see yourself, in the picture. As you look at yourself, notice how your feelings have already changed. Increase the distance between you and the picture and you feel even calmer now.

How was that? Easy, wasn’t it?

Dealing with procrastination

Do you ever procrastinate about a particular task or situation? We all do from time to time. As you think about something that you procrastinate about do you have a picture? By picture, I don’t mean a picture as clear as a photograph. I mean a sensation of that thought located in some direction in relation to your body. So, if I were to ask you where the picture is, to what direction would you point? You may notice it in front of you, to one side or behind you. Any location is perfect. Clear the screen and the picture. Now think of something you are totally motivated about. As you think about it do you have a different picture? What is the location of that picture? Notice that it’s different from the first picture. Clear the screen and the picture. Now here goes. Get back the picture of the situation you procrastinate about and move it into the same position as the thing you are totally motivated about. Notice what happens. You immediately feel more motivated to do the task you used to procrastinate about. That was easy too, wasn’t it? I always use this technique to motivate myself when it’s time to spring clean my cupboards at home!

These exercises demonstrate that NLP is fun and gets fast results – it provides an instruction manual for our brain. Enjoy!

    To your success…

    Lindsey and Team NLP

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