Updated: Jun 18, 2021
There's a huge difference between entering a new week with a peaceful mindset, and in doing so with a chaotic mental mess.
1. Visualise the uncontrollable Set your timer to 3 minutes and close your eyes. Focus your attention on what you think your week will look like. Bring to your mind, images of everything that is already familiar to you from the past, and which will be part of your life in this day/week. Notice how images of your colleagues/friends/family (whoever are relevant) flow into your imagination. Replay in your mind their most common facial expressions, their laugh, their tone of voice, the phrases they usually say. Create a mental image so that you are familiar with everything that you see. Now, visualise the situations that you are most afraid of. Play with your mind the uncomfortable moments that in your opinion are likely to happen, and you are not too thrilled about. As you do this, notice the feeling in your body. Notice where in your body you feel these sensations, and acknowledge them as what they are: simple feelings. Separate yourself from them; knowing that you are not those feelings; those feelings are going through you, like seasons passing through that big mountain we mentioned earlier. Do this for 3 minutes.
2. Visualise your reaction to the uncontrollable Set your timer to 3 minutes and close your eyes. Take yourself to the uncomfortable situations that you are scared of, and imagine yourself being the ideal version of yourself. Imagine yourself being the person that you would love to be. Imagine that you are your favourite superhero; the person that you admire the most in this world. Think carefully about who this person is. This person does not have to exist in the real world, you can create this mental person in this moment. How would that person respond to this situation? Visualise yourself doing the same thing. Notice and separate the uncontrollable from the controllable. Notice how you can not control what other people think, say or do, but you can control how you act in general, and how you react to the different circumstances that will pop-up along your day. Take 3 minutes to visualise yourself being the person that you wish you could be in front of all the possible uncomfortable scenarios that eat