Shift your emotional state — fast!

Did you ever feel crummy, and you didn’t quite know why, much less what to do about it?

Well, here’s what to do, in a few quick steps:

Be aware of your body. Notice your breathing – is it shallow or deep, high or in your belly? Is your heart pounding? Is there pain or tension anywhere? If so, where exactly is that?

2. What would you describe as the emotion related to the feelings in your body?

3. What caused that? Whatever pops into your head is the answer, no matter how little sense it makes. Is
this a present time issue, or one concerning the future or the past?

— If it’s a present time issue, then you can do something about it now.
— if it’s something about the future, you can affect it now.
— If it’s something about the past, there are things you can do, but they’re a subject for a future email!

4. Ask yourself, “What can I do about that?”

— If it’s a present time issue, then you can do something about it now. Either do it immediately, or write it
down so you remember it for a time when you can do it!
— if it’s something about the future, you can affect it now.
— If it’s something about the past, let it go.

5. Get to neutral immediately. Here are some good, quick techniques for that:

— Take 5 long, slow, deep breaths, feeling your body relax with each exhalation.
— Imagine a “grounding cord”, a cord growing down from the base of your spine into the very center of the
earth. “Watch” it in your mind as it wends its way down through the earth. Feel your feet rooting into
the earth.
— Spend 5 minutes in a comfortable position, focusing on your heart, imagining some positive image
there, perhaps white light.

All of this can be done in just a few minutes. And each step gets faster the more you do it.

Hollis Polk is a personal coach (www.888-4-hollis.com), who has been helping people create lives they love for 15 years, using neurolinguistic & hypnotherapy techniques, decision science, clairvoyance & the common sense learned in 20+ years of business. She is an NLP Master Practitioner, hypnotherapist & has a BSE in engineering from Princeton & a Harvard MBA. She is also a successful real estate broker, investor & business owner.