How To Manage Stress To Gain Success: 10 Benefits From A Case Study and A Formula
I knew I wanted things to be different, but wasn’t sure how to go about getting those different results. Have you ever felt this way about things in your life? If so, then this case study and resulting formula, which yields at least 10 major benefits, will help you.
To begin with, here’s a bit of background information. Knowing how to manage stress effectively and practicing ways of managing stress effectively are two very different things. I know that all habits, both the good and the not so good, begin with the human mind and all actions are simply a result of that beginning. With this knowledge, I set out to make a change in both areas:
The Outer: Habits
You see, too often, there seems to be a conflict going on between the inner and the outer. To me, it feels something like an tug of war.
The mind comes up with so many great ideas to incorporate and that’s great…just until it’s time to try them.
Then I would find how hard it is to break old, stubborn habits!
I’m talking habits so stubborn to break that they make becoming a black belt in karate just to learn how to break cement actually seem quite easy in comparison.
There were 2 areas that I saw needed improvement:
The first was a Twitter membership that I’d opened over a year ago. I’d done very little to cultivate its growth. To be honest with you, I hadn’t much understood how it worked when I started my membership, so I just kind of let it sit there.
Second, I’ve had years of weight gain around the holiday season. But by the end of 2011, I knew I didn’t want to see the same results from the same habits in January 2012.
The Case Study
So I based this case study around 2 main goals:
1. Social media growth. Twitter was the only main focus, but later you’ll see how this goal inadvertently included Facebook and Klout. My goal was to gain at least 1,000 Twitter followers who are related to my interests in life.
2. Weight increase during holiday time. My goal was to not have the big fluctuations in size that I’d always had in the past. I wanted to be able to fit my clothes in January without hearing the sound of my buttons popping faster than the way popcorn pops in a hot skillet.
These 2 areas have nothing to do with each other, but their bond was that both areas needed a big change in habits.
I began this challenge around November of 2011 with 123 followers on Twitter (yep, you guessed it, mom, dad, siblings, cousins, etc…), and a rather stable weight. Although I must admit, I’ve always battled with the weight gaining blues, so making it over the holiday hump was not going to be easy. I’m the type who’d rather jump out of a plane than give up delicious holiday food!
So, I did some research and to cut a very long story short, I found some great articles in publications like The Science Daily, such as creative visualization for better eating habits and also creative visualization for goal accomplishment.
In addition, I’d heard about the Harvard University study made on 2 groups: 1 group who only visualized playing the piano and the other group who actually studied on pianos. I have to admit, I was astonished by the facts that I read everywhere, especially what I found here.
Actually, I found more proof and facts than space would permit me to publish in this post.
Science had actually proven the correlation between what you see in your mind and the experiences that those images lead you to live in your outer world. I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been a fact seeker. Not that I don’t believe testimonies like Erin Henry’s powerful story of how positive affirmations can change your life, but if science can back up these ideas, all the better!
All of this is what lead me discover this formula that I’d like to share with you:
DECIPHER YOUR CODE +
APPLY IT =
THE PIGS START FLYING!
Practicing How To Manage Stress The Right Way Is How You Get The Pigs Flying In Your Life
Have you ever heard that expression “I’ll believe that when I see pigs fly”?
If there are situations where you feel like it’s more probable to see pigs fly, then know that from today on, you can get the “pigs flying” in your life. You have the power within you to learn how to manage stress effectively and accomplish more than you can imagine.
I sure felt like it would be easier to see pigs fly rather than get the big changes I wanted to see in the results of the objectives of this case study. Time had shown me that no matter what diet I tried before the holidays, I would always have to hold my breath just to fit into my clothes come January. On the other hand, with Twitter, I didn’t even have a clue as to how that platform worked.
So these were both, very challenging areas.
But something odd happened. In researching so many different facts, I discovered something I’ll call “deciphering your code”. So just what is deciphering your code and how can it help you?
How To Decipher Your Code and Apply It
To decipher your code is to gather all of the good images and emotions from great moments of success in your life. Those are the moments that you have already deciphered your code for success. Those are the moments that you’ve tasted victory! Then you apply your success code by retaining those images in your mind like a DVD.
Finding those moments of victory is a really simple and fun exercise!
Simply ponder on anything victorious in your life. It can be anything, like: the feelings you had when you got your first driver’s license, or the feelings you had when you completed your first job successfully or even the video game you won last night.
Then you apply it by playing through these moments of success in your life, as if you’re watching a DVD in your mind. This is the DVD that you will apply to your daily activities.
Referring back to the beginning of this post, we discussed where habits begin…in the mind. So to reprogram your habits more easily, you can start by placing different thoughts in your mind. This is what changed my results surrounding the objectives of this case study…..but I discovered so much more….
Many people are participants aboard the ship of your life,
but you have the power to steer your vessel to
set new waves of energy throughout the ocean.
You see, you have more power within you to change any situation in your life than anyone else in the world. You may deal with irate bosses, uncooperative colleagues and many other family situations which make teamwork a challenge, but while those people may be members on the ship of your life, no one has the power to steer that vessel like you can.
By playing through the DVD of your success code, you are steering your vessel through your emotional level of victory. This is the point from which you want to project energy onto your new challenges. Projecting energy from your emotional level of victory is a powerful action that sets new waves of energy in the ocean of your experiences.
Try this in the morning: when you wake up, take a minute to remember a moment of victory before you get out of bed. When I did this, what happened was, it changed the feelings I had while getting out of bed, as well as my vision towards the day. I found it easier to wake up with a smile and start the day with a better mood. I got those benefits even after nights when I had not slept the amount of hours I prefer to sleep.
Throughout the day, try this: simply continue taking a minute here and there to “see” the victorious moments of your success code DVD. When you do this, it gives you a better perspective on your current objectives. Then comes the momentum, which gives you even more positive energy to produce new results.
If you take even as little as 2 minutes at different intervals throughout your day to review your DVD, this will remind you that “you did it!”. That’s the type of energy you need. The more you play your DVD throughout the day, the more powerful the projection of energy you gain. Focusing on that energy before performing routine habits will give you a new plan for changing them.
When discovering how to manage stress with new methods, you set a wonderful metamorphosis into action by playing this success code DVD through your mind. New habits like practicing the 3 P’s with positive self-talk become easier to grasp.
How Your Deciphered Code Sets Your New Trail To Blazing With Vitality
The 10 Benefits
If you regularly play your mental DVD of your deciphered success code, you’ll notice yourself getting these 10 big benefits:
Success Over Negativity
Inner Direction and Guidance
Focus and Concentration
Feelings of Fulfillment
Feelings of Accomplishment
Insight, Inspiration and Intuitiveness
New Belief Systems
Case Study Results
As a result, I noticed that I wasn’t going overboard on the delicacies during the holiday parties and even new information on how to build a twitter following, all of a sudden, became visible.
I’m pretty sure they were always there, but with the negative energy of confusion about how Twitter worked, I probably hadn’t really seen them. Just like the willpower to turn down overloading on special holiday treats was always present, but it had most likely eluded me because I hadn’t considered changing that habit from its root…from within my mind, first.
(and no, I didn’t starve through the holidays, either! )
With the new clarity I got, I knew which twitter services would help me to gain real followers who were truly related to my interests in life. I also got great insight to easily see through the “fast follower” unethical schemes which wouldn’t have added any value to my goal of building relationships with people who share my interests in life .
Consequently, my Facebook and Klout numbers increased, as well. Those were just by-products from my Twitter membership though. It was like getting an extra bonus from the formula because I hadn’t even focused on changing those results.
From the new energy levels I got, I found myself taking healthier actions with my eating habits and exercise. My new habits were in harmony with the new body images that were being created in my mind. In essence, I saw a completely different plan of action to execute and got the momentum I needed to execute that new plan of action from applying this formula throughout my day.
How Do You Change Your Inner Belief Systems?
In fact, creative visualization as a practice, has been working for millions of people across the planet for many, many years.
Yet, sometimes you might not have such a clear idea of exactly what you want to visualize. With the process of tapping into to your emotional energy levels of success, you also get new images of how success looks to you as you grow forth. That’s one of the special things about deciphering your code that I discovered in this case study.
TAP INTO YOUR DECIPHERED
SUCCESS CODE FOR
This method of tapping into your previously claimed, achieved victory works great if you have vague ideas about general areas where you would like to see improvement, as well. Those areas where you might not necessarily have a clear picture of how you would like the end result to look, but you just know you want a change.
Your unique DVD works by continually keeping your mind and your highest emotional energy levels focused in the right direction. Then this formula gives you more clarity to see how to keep your life in the direction of your DVD. This is how belief systems are created…..and modified: through your emotions.
These powerful self-images make a valuable difference in the ocean of your life experiences. Those facts and findings are also part of what brought me to the conclusions found in the post positive affirmations will not work for you, unless….. These are the exact self-images that distinguish the difference between the two sets of people in that post.
How To Manage Stress With More Focus On Your Success
Playing your unique DVD through your mind on a daily basis, you will also be keeping your mind further away from stressful issues and more focused on your power to achieve new goals.
Positive energy begets positive energy.
So do yourself a favor and try this formula for your success over stress with your objectives.
Pick 2 areas where you’d like to see a change, then pick 3 moments during the day where you’ll set aside 2 minutes to practice your new formula for achieving those objectives. You’ll notice a difference in your approach towards your objectives by projecting from success, not defeat, in even as little as 7 days.
When my friends saw me in January, they actually thought I had lost weight over the holidays. (Sure….kind of makes me wonder what they were used to seeing me look like in January , and ever so thankful that I had changed that pattern! ) And today, my social media memberships have grown more than I had expected.
Successful stress management means successful self-management and it all begins with your mind. Beginning your day with your deciphered code of success trains your mind to start the day without carrying over the weight of yesterday. This formula helps you to start from your successful mental state of mind, instead of worries, complaints, or fears.
This helps you to stay in the positive flow of practicing how to manage stress effectively and this action keeps you from the stumbling blocks of the past. The greatest images of yesterday that you keep constant in your mind are the good yesterdays of your deciphered code of success, and that’s the best way to set the waves of the ocean on course for a better tomorrow!
Here’s to your managing stress more effectively with your new formula!
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