This year I learned an amazing thing from Tony Robbins a well known Life Coach, speaker and author. What he taught me is our body responds to our thoughts. If you are feeling blah and kind of sad....your body reflects that. You feel drug out, your moving slow, your body would rather not move. When your happy and excited its the opposite...your body loves to move, everything is quick and easy, you feel light as a feather, you feel happy and energized.
The very kewl thing is the body just responds to thoughts it doesn't know the difference between what is real and what is imagined. So when your feeling lethargic and a bit down you can choose to change that simply by thinking and imagining happy thoughts, but its more than that to make the change instant...pretend just like when you were a little kid.
Think of something that would really get you excited and happy. One I use is...You just won the lottery. So as silly as it sounds I pretend I just won the lottery, I smile and shoot my arm in to the air...."YES!!!! YES!!!! I won I won. and I really throw myself into it. Another I have picked up is Little Richards song..OOOOOOOWWWW IIIIIIIIIII feeeeeeeel good...I knew that I would ya. I pretend I'm Him and sing it like him and well I always end up laughing and of course I make myself dance while doing it.
Its a choice...when your feeling low it takes discipline to do this...you don't wanna bother...but if you do...you quickly see it really does work. It changes your mental and physical state. Why feel rotten if you don't have too.
A few weeks back I was going to a job interview and I was really nervous...it felt like my insides were quaking. So on the drive I turned into lil Richard and sang at the top of my lungs imitiating him all the way...to other drivers I would look insane. However, I arrived at my interview just beaming with positive energy and was completely relaxed and at ease.
So today I get up...I'm feelin a bit blah, a bit low energy and I need to get on the treadmill,
but I don't want to, rather curl up with a book. So while getting washed up...I start doing my dance...and Iiiiiiii feel good....then I start whoooo its another big lottery win and some more crazy dancing while brushing my teeth.
Then I get on the treadmill and in my mind I was imagining winning a race and how amazing that feels, and then I saw in my mind I had just climbed a mountain and how good that accomplishment felt. and sometimes just thoughts like I am a winner, I am strong, I am fit...I am sheer awesomeness...I am an overcomer, I am a victor, I am a champion...I can do anything I set my mind to ...YES......I can. I reach all my goals and so on. And I allowed myelf to really feel those things and I smiled. Its amazing how much energy just smiling can give to you.
If I hadn't done this...I might not have worked out...and I certainly wouldn't have worked out on the treadmill for an hour and then gone on to do strength training.
Try this...Its amazing how well it works. you can change your state at will...its just a choice you make.
Whats the worst that can happen....you end up getting to laugh with yourself and feel like a kid again.