4.Get physical (Physiology)
I am sure we have all experienced a state shift when we commit to that walk, run, swim or gym session we can’t be bothered doing initially, then feel fantastic afterwards. Here some other ways of getting physical to change state.
- Being more Relaxed – use your breathing by inhaling for the count of four, holding for a count of 4 and exhaling for the count of four. Repeat ten times.
- Being more Confident – use your body to create the non-verbal language of a confident person eg Strong straight back, head slightly tilted up, good eye contact, feet hip distance apart if standing and your upper body as open as possible. If anyone is interested in this sort of thing Amy Cuddy’s TED talk “Your Body language may shape who you are” is a MUST.
- Being more Energetic – if you attend a regular meeting in same room make sure you sit at a different seat at every meeting as this will give you the best chance of being more energetic. If you chair regular meetings always create an opportunity for a shift in energy at least every 20 minutes eg changing seats, different voices, telling someone you will be coming to them in 5 minutes to hear their views on what has been discussed.