Journaling through these questions enables you to stop, think through your challenge, and move forward with a great deal of speed and agility. Allowing a coach to read your journal and help you reflect on your responses provides added speed that has an invaluable impact. Join the One Whole Health On Line Journal.
I mentioned, serotonin, a neurotransmitter that is responsible for your sense of emotional stability, self-confidence, positive outlook, emotional flexibility and a sense of humor. It is estimated that as many as 80% of Americans are low in serotonin. If you are deficient in this brain chemical, you will feel self doubt for no reason. You will be unable to snap yourself out of a state of worry, negativity, guilt or irritability. This is not your fault, nor is a character flaw that you just have to live with. Serotonin can easily be boosted through the correct nutritional repair plan. Assess Your Brain Chemistry and Set Up A Strategy Session to Discuss your brain chemistry with me.
Once you know you are feeding your brain and body for confidence, you can then look at what is holding you back with a clear view. Here’s a process of questions to examine the situation:
1) What thought holds you back from making this change or decision?
2) Do you know for a fact that this thought is true and will happen? Have you seen proof it will turn out this way?
3) What is the worst thing that could possibly happen? Can you handle that?
4) What would you do if that worst thing happened? Can you see yourself rebounding?
5) What might you gain if you can find a way to take this step, even for a little while? Do you deserve that?
I often perform training exercises with my horse and am reminded of the similarities between training horses and training ourselves. If a horse is afraid to do something-say cross a bridge, go between two obstacles that are a tight squeeze or separate himself from the herd, the only way he will ever conquer that fear is to do exactly what he is afraid of. If you allow him to avoid the thing that scares him, he will never learn. Once you have set yourself up for high confidence by feeding your brain and your body, the only left to do is to try. Experiment, play, practice, imagine. The only way past your obstacle is through it. Trust yourself and give it a go!