All in the Minds Eye
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Today is the Day - By Linda Sage
I was laying on the top deck of a luxury liner, on a sun bed big enough for a family, with the warmth of the sun making my body feel relaxed (mind you it was aided by the odd vino or two!!), trying to read a book, but the lids on my eyes had a mind of their own. As I was drifting off to that world that is not quite asleep but neither quite conscious, a great feeling of contentment and wellbeing came over me, how lucky am I….what a great place I live in……my work is a dream-so enjoyable…..great friends and romance.
It has been a long time since I had a real holiday but at this very moment I knew all was well with me and the world…….shame reality has to burst the bubble as somebody plopped them self on the edge of the bed and started talking to me; a real struggle to pull myself back to normality and even attempt anything like a coherent conversation, but I did!!(shame) This “twilight area” is a link into our subconscious, lowering barriers and it lets us have a glimpse of ourselves without limits.
This whole environment was new to me, my 1st cruise, and I am not known for my social abilities, I usually prefer the company of a few close friends rather than a large number of strangers, so me and 2,900 strangers (ok 2,899, I knew 1 person on the whole ship!) was a huge gamble, but this was also a good learning place for me as well. Nobody knew me as me, so really I could be anybody or anything I wanted to be, my only limits were those that I chose to keep. The reason we keep our limits or boundaries are so we know ourselves. We know who we are; experience and life have shown us that!!!! We programme ourselves to behave or react like we know we are, and then on any occasion that we act or achieve something that is “not like me”, our powerful sub-conscious mind flexes its muscles and makes up do something, or say something to put us back to where we know we should be…..
Many times we think to ourselves “I wish I could do this, or that differently”, but we hold a picture in our own imagination and until we change that picture our behaviour cannot and will not change. The job of our subconscious mind is to keep us sane, and comfortable. This is also known as keeping us in our comfort zone; the further you can stretch your comfort zone the more you can do. Extreme cases of tiny comfort zones are phobias, these can be mentally and physically debilitating and painful when confronted; but can be conquered.
So, here I was faced with one of my “uncomfortable zones”, so many strangers in a confined space……how did I do? Well……taking each part of the day and night at a time, and enjoying new company, when I started to feel overwhelmed, I took a walk on the deck, cleared my head, breathed deeply and concentrated on the new picture I had made in my head of me, meeting and greeting new people easily, whilst feeling relaxed. As the week went on, my picture grew stronger and my anxiousness reduced, so now I can say I had a wonderful time, with great people and some new amazing friends from far flung places in the world; which is so good, I can now start planning my next holiday to visit these people and meet even more.
What picture can you change in your own mind to make your life better, more comfortable, easier???? The great thing about this is everybody can do it, it just takes a little practice, but even that gets easier!!!!!!
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Today is the Day - By Linda Sage
About the Author: Linda Sage
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My background is in Forensic Psychology over the past 25 years I have been mentoring,teaching and lecturing the whole range of skills and abilities from Corporate to schools. I have built my own successful MLM Business, now I am mentoring and coaching on stategies for the improvement of yourself and business. Health, nutrition, fitness and life style to enhance your quality of life. I have helped thousands of people improve themself psychologically, their bodies, relationships, financial standing and lifestyle. I write weekly columns for local papers and magazines, have worked with local radio and television programmes.
I am President of Mil Palmeras Toastmasters International. I also speak publically on motivation and weight loss, how these affect entrepreneurs and limit them.
Online marketing and Newbie Training is the newest area of my business, many people suffer a lot on the internet, I know I did, so now I help people see that it is not as scary as they think and definately does not have to be as expensive. Time Management and self discpline are major areas for entrepreneursas the time just seems to run away.
I live on the Costa Blanca in Spain, this was one of my first goals, now I have orange and lemon trees in my garden, my passion is to set bigger goals for myself and help others do the same. Life is amazing and it should be.
I have a new ebook Personal Coaching for Change which is a very proactive book, in each chapter you can build on changing things in your life. Easy to read and follow.
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