Stress, depression and anxiety are part of our life. Virtually no one in this world can avoid themselves from these events. But being stressed out or getting into an anxiety disorder will only occur to those who lack control over their emotional response.
People often have the perception that they have no control about what their minds are doing. Through the events that happened around them, peoples’ emotions are easily involved and they develop a flaw mode of thinking as time goes on.
Stress, depression and anxiety are not just mental hazards; they are physical too. That is why most of us experience feeling lightheaded, short of breath and many other symptoms which may lead sufferers further down the road to mental disorders.
By properly managing one’s skills or changing the way of thinking, anyone can change himself to be the master of his emotions rather than the slave.
Below are 4 powerful tips to help you get rid of any emotional attachment to any event.
o Self-Hypnosis at Pre-bedtime
Self hypnosis is a powerful tool which is able to change your thoughts and the way your body reacts to your thinking. In major situations, people who are suffering under stress have the problem getting a good sleep or worse, they may suffer from insomnia.
Pre-bedtime hypnosis is useful to calm your mind down before sleep and help to attain a sound and deep sleep. All you need to do is to lie down in a comfortable position and spend two to five minutes, reflecting to yourself:
“I have been tired the whole day long.”
“Now it is time to rest. I am not going to think about other things.”
“I am going to get a good night’s sleep.”
“Tomorrow will be another good and productive day.”
“I am resting safely and comfortably now.”
Doing this might not be effective to some people because everyone is different and unique. It depends on each individual case. It is important to understand what causes you to be stressed and find out the magic word that will soothe your mind.
Remember the basic skill to make this work is to concentrate!
o Self-hypnosis at post-bedtime
How we feel in the morning determines the rest of the day. When we wake up feeling stressed or depressed, then the rest of the day will not be better than what we imagine.
In reality, some people may find morning time rather depressing because they might think that it is another stressful day for them to work, having to deal with unexpected events or face difficult problems.
Morning hypnosis is another useful spell. Unlike a fairy tale, it only serves as a spirit booster and helps you to change your thinking for the entire day. Say to yourself:
“Yesterday is over, now is the beginning of my new day.”
“I am the main character of my life; I decide what I want for the day.”
“Okay good, I am full of energy now. I am going to perform my best today.”
“Okay, by end of today I will achieve something I want!”
Close your eyes and isolate yourself from any disturbance. Make this process not longer than 5 minutes.
Same as pre-bedtime hypnosis, concentration is the key to send the magic word deep down into your subconscious mind and let it work for you.
Do not ever be skeptic about your ability to do your own self-hypnosis. Even a professional hypnotist will not be successful in hypnotizing you if you do not believe in him.
When you are caught up in a distressful situation, self-talk is a great way for you to bring back your direction.
“Okay, I am cool. I am cool.”
“Something bad is happening to me, I know I should handle this consciously.”
“It will be alright. Losing this will not cost me my life. It is not the end of my world.”
By doing this, obviously you are the master of your mind, taking control of the situation and being able to decide what will be your next move. However, most people will have these thoughts running through their heads:
“Why is this happening to me?”
“I am not going to live without this.”
“I do not want this to happen to me, etc.”
You will realize that by suppressing or avoiding these feelings, it will just worsen the situation, and these negative thoughts will linger in your mind.
o Breathing skill
Last but not least, learning a breathing skill is highly recommended when you are having stress, depression or other emotional situations.
Frankly, I myself was an anxious guy. I had experienced shortness of breath, extremities tingling and nausea during an anxiety attack. At first, I thought I was going to die.
That attack brought me to a specialist and he explained what was actually going on with my body and the entire episode was caused by flawed mode of thinking. He later taught me the proper way of breathing should I experience another anxiety attack.
I doubted his answer and solution given to me. Until my next attack, I have no other choices but to learn the breathing skill taught by the specialist. Incredibly, I shook off the symptoms in just a minute and immediately, my body got back to normal.
Then, I found out that when someone is highly distressed or severely anxious, the breathing pattern will change as a physical reflex. Shallow chest breathing can cause your heart to beat faster and your muscles to tense up, hence exacerbate any distressful event.
To deal with this situation, breathing from your diaphragm will oxygenate your blood, which help you to relax almost in a split second. The actual way of doing it is:
o Put your hand on your abdomen just below the navel.
o Inhale slowly through your nose and watch your hand move out as your belly expands.
o Hold the breath for a few seconds, and then exhale slowly as your belly sinks in.
o Repeat several times.
Try one of these 4 tips, and you will see positive results to help you get rid of emotional attachments.
The Mind Is The Limit
Kam Meng, Mok & Keng Yong Ong is the author of “Panic No More” & “Stress No More”.
They are firm believer in mind power to achieve a better life.
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