Think Clearly Wrap-Up
1. To reach your potential, you need to be able to learn, be creative, be positive, and be able to focus to unleash your creativity and beautiful ideas on the world.
2. Thinking Clearly is how we can take our physical health and energy and translate that into a better life on a day-to-day basis.
3. In the same way that daily exercise builds a healthy, high-performance body and mind, specific thinking clearly strategies can have powerful physical and mental effects that unlock your potential.
Thinking Clearly is how we can take our better physical health and energy and translate that into a better life on a day to day basis. In the same way that daily exercise will build a healthy, high-performance body and improve your health and many aspects of your brain and psychology, daily mental health practices like meditation work exactly the same way, with powerful physical and mental effects that unlock your potential.
Let's review the 7 keys to Thinking Clearly.
1. Use stress to your advantage. Short bursts of stress (called acute) are essential for helping us to perform at a higher level. But elevated stress over long periods of time (called chronic) can make us sick. The good news is you can learn to deal with chronic stress by moving your body, getting into nature, practicing yoga/meditation/tai chi, having perspective, and changing the nature of your response.
2. Get in a state of flow. A flow state, otherwise known as the Ideal Performance State or the "Zone", is when you're energized, motivated, focused, happy, and able to perform your best at a particular task. By identifying your zone moments, you can learn how you can reach this flow state on demand.
3. Be mindful. Mindfulness, which involves keeping our awareness in the here and now, is a key to mental health and elite performance. By practicing mindfulness, you will strengthen your ability to stay in the present moment, develop your capacity to focus, increase the flow of information between mind and body, and enter into and stay in your Zone with more ease.
4. Cultivate more energy, less tension. Stress and anxiety are the biggest threat to your Zone. Use Combat Breathing to calm yourself down anytime you feel that you are out of your Zone.
5. Focus relentlessly. Each day, try to overcome the distractions of our world to focus on what is most important for you to accomplish, be it at work, at home, or during your passionate pursuit. Focus is a powerful tool for managing stress, directing your mind, taking care of yourself, and reaching your goals.
6. Use power words. Use Power Words to help you to focus specifically on what you need to do to help you succeed. Breaking down your performance into small, manageable components and then simplifying those components so that you can describe them in one word is a powerful way to make sure you focus on the elements of your life that matter to you, especially when you are faced with life’s challenges.
7. Meditate. Meditation can be done anytime, anywhere. Meditation has direct benefits on both the structure and function of the brain. Just as you would lift weights to build and strengthen your muscles, you can use meditation to build and strengthen your brain. Eventually, if you practise, the relaxation response and mind clarity become almost automatic.
The ripple effect of Eating Smarter, Moving More, and Sleeping Soundly will all enhance your ability to Think Clearly and will improve your mental health. This is just the beginning. Thinking Clearly is key to building your mental health and a happy, high-performance life. Practise these ideas and share them with others. Together we can truly make a difference for ourselves and others so we can all live a world-class life where we can reach our potential, achieve our dreams, and be as healthy as we can be.
Thank you for being a part of the Program and I hope that this module has been super helpful for you!
Today’s Habit: Practice Daily Gratitude
We’re going to continue with the same habit for another week. Try to write down 3-5 things that you’re grateful for each day.
Hopefully last week you started writing in a gratitude journal. If you weren’t able to write in the journal every day that’s okay. If you aren’t a journal person, write them down on your phone. Whatever you think will work for you.
It can be helpful to make a pact with a friend or family member to engage in the activity so that you keep it up.
Start, Stop, Continue
Now that you’ve completed the module, is there a habit or routine that you would like to start? Is there a habit that you would like to stop? Is there a habit that you would like to continue?
The information and advice provided in this program is intended to assist you with improving your performance, as well as your general health. It is not intended and should not be used in place of advice from your own physician or for treatment or diagnosis of any specific health issue. By participating in this program you acknowledge that undertaking any new health, diet and/or exercise regime involves certain inherent risks, that you assume such risks, and that you release Wells Performance Inc. from any responsibility or claim relating to such participation.