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Leadership Insider: 3 Powerful Habits of Zen

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"I rarely have time for myself!", a client I coach - a CEO in the petroleum industry, complained. 

It seems he's busy every moment. It is already his habit of being, there's always so much to do and so little time.

"Have you heard that google has incorporated the secular form of mindfulness to help employees become more productive?", I asked him gently.

Even leading executives talk about why meditation is essential both to their jobs and to how they live their lives.

Perhaps you're reading this because you feel rushed yourself and want to slow down and reap the benefits of being still with yourself.

Zen and a new Habit of Leadership

You can be quiet in body and quiet in mind. Both are important. Being still physically saves you a lot of energy and effort. You feel less exhausted by the end of the day. Mental quietness has a similar effect on your psychological, intellectual, and emotional energy.

All you have to do to achieve stillness of body is to finish your chores and then relax. Even while you're completing your tasks, you can conserve energy by using little movement. To get an idea of how to do this, just watch a monk in action. Or notice how a cat relaxes.

Stillness of mind is more challenging to achieve. However, this kind of quietness is much more critical to overall contentment.
How do you feel when you get some shocking news? How about when you finally reach your target at work, win an award, or find yourself suddenly in a crisis? You feel a rush of adrenaline and you're off, letting off steam in a gush of emotion, words or action.

So if this is such a natural response to big changes, why do you need to cultivate stillness? When you're in the middle, when you're centered, you can see both ends of the spectrum.
When you refrain from reacting in an extreme way, you can control your response to the situation. You can be objective. Most importantly, you can learn from your circumstances and use them for self-development.
From another perspective, when you've cultivated internal quietness, you're less likely to face extreme ups and downs.

Try these 3 Tips To Manage your Mind:

  1. Stop. In an extreme situation, pull away from the circumstance for a moment. Take a deep breath before you react.
  2. Listen. Listen carefully to what's being said. If your mind jumps the gun with words you feel compelled to speak, bring it back to the moment. Return your attention to what the other is saying.
  3. Think. Contemplate why you're facing the situation. Did you play a part in creating it? Is the other simply mirroring you? Is there something you need to learn from this circumstance?
    If you take these steps, you'll be able to avoid overreacting or reacting negatively in haste. This means your response, if and when it does come, will be the right one for the circumstances and for you.

The Importance of a silent mind for executives

Another way to develop mental stillness is to practice silence. Speak only when necessary. Speak only when you have something of consequence to say or something that will help the other.

Before you speak, examine your motivation for saying what you want to say. Is it to further the welfare of the other? Or is it to praise yourself or prove that you're right and the other wrong? A need to always be right is the basis of much conflict.
Moreover, when you're habitually silent, your words have more effect. People pay attention when you speak.

As you work toward greater self-awareness, try cultivating internal stillness. Just follow these guidelines as a start. As you practice, you'll realize many rewards. And then it becomes a new habit.

For my client these steps seemed practical. But in reality he struggled in the beginning to keep silent in the midst of a discussion or a request to employee. Then after we adjusted the action plan to keep 3, 5 later 10 times silent during a day before he replied, he used it naturally. He formed a new habit of silence, since he was able to get his words across so much more powerful and could acknowledge the view of the other person.

 

 

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Silke Glaab (aka SilkCelia) is a psychologist (MA) who helps executives, entrepreneurs and experts to be more resilient to stress and dramatically improve their thinking and feeling so that they enhance their performance and leave a legacy in their companies, their lives and the world.

Silk uses rapid transformation therapy to help clients to transform the roots of a presented issue within minutes while using neuroscience to boost brain power and emotional intelligence to create mindful behavior and decision making in all areas of life.

Silk holds a master degree in psychology and has worked for over 20 years as a trainer, consultant and counselor in divers industries in Germany, Kenya, and Dubai. She is personally trained by the celebrity hypnotherapist Marisa Peer and the neuroscientist Prof. Dr. Kennedy.

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How To Break Your Habits in 30 Days!

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"What kind of habits support you?"

"What kind of habits bring you temporary joy?"

"What habits hinder you to have a healthy, happy and successful life?"

These are the questions I ask my clients when they come to me how to break "bad" habits like - smoking, spending, sugar treats, getting angry easily, not being patient at work...

We clear the habit of thought underlying the behavior in a Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) session, and I share with my clients ways how to have control over their impulses and how to suppress them.

Breakthrough Your Habits in 30 Days

1. Monitor the habit for a week. Make note of the times you're likely to engage in the habit. Maybe you only smoke around certain friends. Perhaps you bite your nails when you're stressed or bored. At any rate, identify under which circumstances your habit is most likely to rear its ugly head.

2. Find out why. Your habit is satisfying some need. You're gaining a benefit or you wouldn't be exhibiting the behavior at all. Figuring out the positive aspects of your habit will help you understand it. Once you understand it, you can begin to change it.

3. Develop a substitute behavior. Find a more acceptable alternative that satisfies the same need that was being met by the old habit. So if your habit helps you to deal with stress, what are some healthy alternatives? Yoga? Other exercise? Deep breathing? Meditating? Singing? Watching a comedy? Calling a friend?

  • What could you do instead that isn't harmful? Better yet, what could you do instead that would be healthy for you?
  • Start substituting the new habit for the old. It will take a fair amount of attention at first, but begin intentionally substituting the new behavior each time you would automatically use the old behavior. It's likely to be challenging, but with a positive focus, you can do it.

4. Measure your progress. Keep track of how many times you engage in the old habit and how many times you engage in the new habit. Progress can be difficult to determine without measurement; if you don't know where you are, how will you know if you're moving forward or backward? By measuring your progress, you accomplish two things:

  • You get feedback so you know how successful you are.
  • You have the added motivation of seeing your progress.

5. Be patient. Take one step at a time. Complete perfection is unreasonable, but a little perfection can work wonders. Don't be upset when the inevitable slip occurs while you're breaking your old habit. Just examine the situation dispassionately and determine a better solution for the next time. You still gain a lot by decreasing the frequency of the bad habit.

  • A good idea is to focus on having one perfect day today. The idea of one day without the habit may seem quite reasonable - and doable - to you. A string of perfect days is a lot easier than trying to be perfect for an extended period.
  • For tough habits, a perfect hour might work better for your short-term goal.

Now that you're armed with a process, you can start eliminating that bad habit today. In 30 days, the new, healthier habit should be a part of your routine without requiring as much conscious effort. Changing to more positive habits can be challenging, but you gain a wonderful feeling of accomplishment when you do so.

For coaching, workshops and speaking. Please feel free to contact me here:  silkcelia.com

Silke Glaab (aka SilkCelia) is a psychologist (MA) who helps executives, entrepreneurs and experts to be more resilient to stress and dramatically improve their thinking and feeling so that they enhance their performance and leave a legacy in their companies, their lives and the world.

Silk uses rapid transformation therapy to help clients to transform the roots of a presented issue within minutes while using neuroscience to boost brain power and emotional intelligence to create mindful behavior and decision making in all areas of life.

Silk holds a master degree in psychology and has worked for over 20 years as a trainer, consultant and counselor in divers industries in Germany, Kenya, and Dubai. She is personally trained by the celebrity hypnotherapist Marisa Peer and the neuroscientist Prof. Dr. Kennedy.

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Stress: 10 Proven Ways How to Manage It

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"What can I do to manage my stress?", a lot of my executive clients ask me.

Next to neuro-feedback devices I recommend the following 10 ways to create new habits that serve them and support their physical and mental health so that they feel powerful and in control of their life again.

Incorporate these 10 habits to reduce stress in your life:

 

1. Make a list of the most important things to get done.

Completing important tasks each day makes life easier and less stressful. Most of us wake up each day and spend our mornings trying to figure out what do first. Whether it’s Monday or Saturday morning, know what needs to be done before your feet hit the floor.

• Before retiring for the evening, make a list of the things that need to be done the following day. Prioritize them and create a plan for getting them done.

• By making your list at night, you free up your mind to focus on other things. Your brain is free to work on solutions while you sleep. You can get started immediately and avoid procrastinating.

 

2. Exercise.

Exercise boosts your mood. An intense workout can help to clear the mind, burn off excess energy, and reduce stress. It’s good for your body, mind, and waistline, too!

• Choose a form of exercise that you enjoy. Remember that there are plenty of options for exercising alone or with others.

• Find a way to make exercise a part of your daily schedule.

 

3. Be grateful.

When feeling stressed, you’re probably focusing on the negative. Everything seems to go south when your stress level is sky-high. But you likely have many things in your life that are great.

On the drive to work, make a mental list of everything in your life that fills you with a sense of gratitude. It might be your health, children, spouse, home, or even the song on the radio.

By focusing on the positive, you will raise your level of happiness.

 

4. Stay in the present.

When your stress level starts to rise, you may dissociate from your environment and start living more inside your head. Stress has a way of making us fret about the future and focus on the negative. This cycle only magnifies the stress.

• Imagining the worst isn’t going to help. If anything, it will make you less capable of dealing with the issue at hand.

• It’s important to bring yourself back to the present moment. Focusing on your environment is one of the best ways to snap back to reality.

• Look around and describe 10 things you see. If possible, describe them aloud. For example, “I’m looking out the window and see a small brown dog running through the grass. He has a red collar and floppy ears.”

• After you’ve described 10 things you see, go through a similar process with what you hear, smell, and feel. Depending on the environment, finding 10 items may be difficult, so just list as many as you can.

• By the time you’re done, you’ll be back in the present moment and out of your head. Your stress level will be lower, too!

 

5. Monitor your mood and self-talk.

Most challenges are easier to prevent than they are to solve. It’s much easier to avoid gaining weight than it is to lose 100 pounds. It’s easier to brush your teeth each day than it is deal with severely decayed teeth.

• If you’re able to notice when your mood and thoughts start to go awry, it’s much easier to bring yourself back to a more positive condition. So when you first start to feel stressed, acknowledge it and begin to deal with it.

It takes time to develop this habit, but it’s critical. You might want to set a timer to remind yourself to review how you’re feeling as each hour passes.

 

6. Spend some time on enjoyable activities.

If you feel like you rarely get to take part in enjoyable activities, now is the perfect time to start. There’s rarely a better time than the present.

• Think about something you’ve always dreamed of doing and come up with a plan to make it a regular part of your life. Thirty minutes of enjoyable activity is bound to make you feel better.

 

7. Meditate or pray.

Meditation is one of the best ways to give our brains a rest. Even sleep isn’t as mentally restful because we often spend all night dreaming about work or bizarre situations.

Many individuals find benefit in prayer. It can provide a peaceful perspective and hope for the future.

• Consider adding meditation, prayer, or both into your daily schedule. Check out some resources at the bookstore or online to help you get started.

 

8. Practice forgiveness.

If you’re unable to forgive, it’s difficult to be at peace. Focusing on old hurts likely gets you worked up. Furthermore, failing to forgive yourself for your own missteps can hold you back from the peace and harmony you desire.

 

9. Be focused on solutions. Are you assertive when it comes to solving dilemmas, or do you stick your head in the sand and hope they’ll resolve themselves? Although many of us are great at distracting ourselves from unpleasant situations, this is rarely a good solution.

• When something is causing you stress, take the time to examine the issue, come up with the best possible solution, and put it into action. Isn’t this much better than hoping for the best?

 

10.Choose something to look forward to.

It’s challenging to enjoy life if you lack something that excites you when you look at your future. You could choose to highly anticipate a vacation, the birth of a child, or your first book being published.

• We all need things to look forward to. Create a compelling future.

 

These 10 habits will serve you well. With a little effort, you might even come up with some additional habits that will be even more effective for your personal situation.

 

What will help you the most to manage your stress? Think about it.

Please share your thoughts in the comments.

 

For coaching, workshops and speaking. Please feel free to contact me here:  silkcelia.com

Silke Glaab (aka SilkCelia) is a psychologist (MA) who helps executives, entrepreneurs and experts to be more resilient to stress and dramatically improve their thinking and feeling so that they enhance their performance and leave a legacy in their companies, their lives and the world.

Silk uses rapid transformation therapy to help clients to transform the roots of a presented issue within minutes while using neuroscience to boost brain power and emotional intelligence to create mindful behavior and decision making in all areas of life.

Silk holds a master degree in psychology and has worked for over 20 years as a trainer, consultant and counselor in divers industries in Germany, Kenya, and Dubai. She is personally trained by the celebrity hypnotherapist Marisa Peer and the neuroscientist Prof. Dr. Kennedy.

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7 Negative Ways of Stress on your Life

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"Life seems to become more stressful with each passing year." one of my clients - an IT expert - sighs.

"The impact of stress can pose serious challenges to your health and happiness. Much of our stress is the result of habits that have a negative impact on our lives." I replied.

We create our own stress and become less capable of dealing with it effectively.

There are two types of stress: acute and chronic stress.

Acute stress is good as it helps to generate important functions in your body. It provides energy and enhances your focus and executive functioning.

However, chronic stress can have negative impact on your health:

1. Stress can lead to weight gain.

Studies have shown that higher levels of stress frequently reduce the desire to exercise. Stress also has a negative effect on the ability or desire to make healthy food choices.
According to WebMD in times of high pressure a lot of us become overeaters. This happens thanks to your fight-or-flight response. Levels of "the stress hormone," cortisol, rise during tension-filled times. This can turn your overeating into a habit. Because increased levels of the hormone also help cause higher insulin levels, your blood sugar drops and you crave sugary, fatty foods.

Excess weight is dangerous, especially considering that it can lead to a variety of serious medical conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and sudden death.
• If you’re struggling with your weight, consider the amount of stress in your life.

2. Stress can disrupt your sleep.

If you’ve ever noticed what a lack of sleep can do to your mood, it’s easy to imagine what it does to your body. When you’re stressed, it can be difficult to fall and stay asleep.
Your body and mind need the restoration provided by sufficient sleep.

3. Stress increases the likelihood of serious illness.

High levels of stress have been shown to result in a higher prevalence of serious illnesses.
• Societies and professions with high levels of stress tend to experience the poorest health.

4. Stress has a negative impact on your immune system.

Physical and emotional stressors have a detrimental effect on immune system function. This not only makes you more susceptible to catching a cold or other mild illnesses,
but it also increases the risk of cancer. Your immune system plays a vital role in the destruction of cancerous cells.

5. Stress kills your neurons in your brain.

In acute stress situations your brain can regulate the stress response very well. With prolonged stress however, research has found that neurons in your hippocampus 
which is responsible for short term memory and learning, are actually killed. This means that the size of your hippocampus can shrink having long term consequences in older age.

6. Stress can negatively affect your mood.

Stress is believed to be a leading cause of depression. We’ve all had that feeling of being trapped and miserable during times of excessive or chronic stress.
• It’s difficult to have a positive outlook toward the future if stress is a big part of your life.

7. Stress can negatively affect your relationships.

Whether it arises from money, parenting, work, family issues, or other personal situations, stress can make relationships much more difficult to manage.

Stress and happiness rarely go together. Reducing your stress will likely lead to greater peace, harmony, and happiness.

 

“The truth is that stress doesn't come from your boss, your kids, your spouse, traffic jams, health challenges, or other circumstances.
It comes from your thoughts about these circumstances.”
- Andrew Bernstein

 

For coaching, workshops and speaking. Please feel free to contact me here:  silkcelia.com

Silke Glaab (aka SilkCelia) is a psychologist (MA) who helps executives, entrepreneurs and experts to be more resilient to stress and dramatically improve their thinking and feeling so that they enhance their performance and leave a legacy in their companies, their lives and the world.

Silk uses rapid transformation therapy to help clients to transform the roots of a presented issue within minutes while using neuroscience to boost brain power and emotional intelligence to create mindful behavior and decision making in all areas of life.

Silk holds a master degree in psychology and has worked for over 20 years as a trainer, consultant and counselor in divers industries in Germany, Kenya, and Dubai. She is personally trained by the celebrity hypnotherapist Marisa Peer and the neuroscientist Prof. Dr. Kennedy.

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50 Simple Ways for a Quick Refreshment of Your Love

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After years of being in a relationship, romance can lose some of its spark as you get used to your partner and your established habits.   

It's important to keep the romance rolling... Besides saying, “I love you” ♥♥♥♥♥ or using only words to express your love, use your imagination to let your partner know how much you truly care.

Try these ideas to refresh the love with your partner:

1. Plan a romantic, surprise date
2. Make them laugh
3. Take a walk together holding hands
4. Write a love song or poem
5. Snap a photo and send it to your partner
6. Light candles
7. Let them pick the movie
8. Bring home dinner so no one has to cook
9. Prepare a great breakfast on the weekend
10. Make a handmade gift for them, straight from the heart
11. Take a break together: add something fun to a chore-filled day
12. Send flowers
13. Offer to help them pack for a business trip
14. Give them a hug
15. Write a love letter
16. Bring home their favorite movie on DVD
17. Complete a project for them that they’ve been dreading
18. Cuddle up, let go of your worries, and just spend some time together
19. Surprise them with their favorite snack
20. When they’re extra busy, ask how you can help
21. Say you’ll run the errands today
22. Give them a day off from their normal house tasks
23. Suggest your partner spend a few hours with their friends
24. Bring home a copy of that new novel they want to read
25. Cook your loved one a special dinner
26. Get professional pictures taken together
27. Watch the sunrise together
28. Listen. Always have an open ear to your partner.
29. Send a quick text message to say “I’m thinking of you”
30. Go dancing
31. Surrender the remote
32. Hang out with mutual friends
33. Steal a kiss when they're not expecting it
34. Go swimming
35. Go shopping
36. Throw a party
37. Take a romantic trip
38. Forgive quickly and move on
39. Flirt like you did when you first met
40. Pick up their favorite coffee on your way home
41. Show your partner you trust them
42. Be a shoulder to cry on. Be there when they need you the most.
43. Give them their space to be alone or pursue independent hobbies
44. Watch the kids to give your partner time to relax
45. Ask what they would like to do this weekend
46. Cook some chicken soup when they’re sick
47. Accompany them to their doctor’s appointment
48. Give a sincere compliment
49. Go for a bike ride
50. Wash their car

So which one's are your favorites? Share your view in the comments.

Or do you know a couple which would benefit from the 50 sparkling ways? Sharing is caring!

For coaching, workshops and speaking. Please feel free to contact me here:  silkcelia.com

Silke Glaab (aka SilkCelia) is a psychologist (MA) who helps executives, entrepreneurs and experts to be more resilient to stress and dramatically improve their thinking and feeling so that they enhance their performance and leave a legacy in their companies, their lives and the world.

Silk uses rapid transformation therapy to help clients to transform the roots of a presented issue within minutes while using neuroscience to boost brain power and emotional intelligence to create mindful behavior and decision making in all areas of life.

Silk holds a master degree in psychology and has worked for over 20 years as a trainer, consultant and counselor in divers industries in Germany, Kenya, and Dubai. She is personally trained by the celebrity hypnotherapist Marisa Peer and the neuroscientist Prof. Dr. Kennedy.

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5 Helpful Ways that will Reclaim Powerful Actions

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"I want to open my own product line by the end of this year. But I am really struggling to get moving towards this goal.", a client I coach - an entrepreneur - told me with frustration in her voice.

"Let me tell you a motivational story about focus", I replied.

An ancient Indian sage was teaching his disciples the art of archery. He put a wooden bird as the target and asked them to aim at the eye of the bird.

The first disciple was asked to describe what he saw. He said, "I see the trees, the branches, the leaves, the sky, the bird and its eye.." The sage asked this disciple to wait.

Then he asked the second disciple the same question and he replied, "I only see the eye of the bird." The sage said, "Very good, then shoot." The arrow went straight and hit the eye of the bird.

What is the moral of the story?

Unless we focus, we cannot achieve our goal. It is hard to focus and concentrate, but it is a skill that can be learned.

"So let's start with simple tasks to build up your inner power of creating habits of success", I encouraged her.

Approved and helpful ways for creating successful goals in order to reclaim powerful actions.

 

  1. Consistently follow through. If you say you'll do something, be sure to do it. If strength training is something you’ve considered or you’re simply trying to get back into moving your body again, start now.
  • For example, wake up at the same time every morning and do 30 minutes of strength training each day for the next month.
  • Commit to something for just 30 days. Think of an activity you yearn to do and make the commitment to try it. Even if you don't like it, at least you tried!

 

  1. Write down your feelings. Give yourself 15 minutes every evening to journal. If you’ve been continually troubled by distressing feelings, journaling might help you to sort it all out.
  • If your writing efforts have failed in the past, vowing to do it consistently each day for two weeks is a good way to see how it goes this time around.
  • At the end of the two weeks, assess how it went. Do you find yourself feeling less stressed or better able to cope?
  • If you think it might be working, but you are still unsure, continue journaling for two more weeks and reassess how you are feeling.

 

  1. Increase self-discipline. Let’s say you’re disappointed with your nutritional intake. One way to get back your power is to demonstrate to yourself that you can control what you eat. For example, pledge to eat a fruit before every meal each day for a week.
  • When you decide to alter your diet for one week and then carry through with it, you resume control over your lifelong eating habits. Once you regain your self-discipline, then maybe you'll want to extend your new plan.

 

  1. Reconnect with previous activities. For example, maybe you've gravitated away from reading books because you’re caught up with your electronic options each evening.
  • Get back to the basics of reading great books again. Set your initial goal at reading 25 pages of a book each night for a month. If that goal is too hefty, then lower it to 10 pages or whatever is doable for you.

 

5. Remind, Repeat, Reward. Habits according to neuroscience are formed when we follow the Reminder - Repeat and Reward Principle. And the moment they're habits, we don't need to consciously focus on them anymore.

  • Set a reminder that you want to listen to webinars or podcast to enhance your knowledge, for example. You can put a reminder on your phone or a sticky note.
  • Then just do it repeatedly for 21 days.
  • Reward yourself anytime you listened with a positive affirmation to yourself, the new knowledge you have gained etc.

 

When establishing goals to regain your power, it’s best to set one goal at a time. Then, focus on meeting your goal by setting a specific timeline. You can decide later if you want to adjust or add an additional goal to pursue.

Rediscovering your power over your life is exhilarating. Be accountable for your actions. When you realize that you can accomplish the goals you set, you’ll regain the control over your life that you thought you’d lost and you can reach for higher goals. Just apply the same mechanism you just learnt!

My client started off with learning a new language and she followed through. She learnt Mandarin! Parallel to this she revisited her business plan and step by step focused on one goal after the other.

 

For coaching, workshops and speaking. Please feel free to contact me here:  silkcelia.com

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Silke Glaab (aka SilkCelia) is a psychologist (MA) who helps executives, entrepreneurs and experts to be more resilient to stress and dramatically improve their thinking and feeling so that they enhance their performance and leave a legacy in their companies, their lives and the world.

 

Silk uses rapid transformation therapy to help clients to transform the roots of a presented issue within minutes while using neuroscience to boost brain power and emotional intelligence to create mindful behavior and decision making in all areas of life.

Silk holds a master degree in psychology and has worked for over 20 years as a trainer, consultant and counselor in divers industries in Germany, Kenya, and Dubai. She is personally trained by the celebrity hypnotherapist Marisa Peer and the neuroscientist Prof. Dr. Kennedy.

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Absolutely Useful Tips After a Challenging Day

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Reflective Affirmations For the Stressed Leader

Stress seems to be part of every job description particularly when you are in an executive position. But that doesn’t mean it gets to take over your whole life. When handled promptly, stress can be minimized and conquered.

Here are some stress management affirmations, which are easy to implement into your life.

 

  • Work is an important aspect of my life. Whether I am busy at the office or taking care of tasks at home and in the yard, I stay productive. When I am done working, I always take time to relax.

 

  • Some of my days are more hectic than others. Whenever I experience a fast-paced, challenging day, I take comfort in knowing that I can revive and refresh if I take the time to relax.

 

  • I am always open to discover new and different ways to relax. I employ various relaxation techniques to rejuvenate.

 

  • Sometimes, I listen to music for 15 or 20 minutes just to allow my mind to rest from the day’s events. I prop up my feet and close my eyes. I am always amazed how much my music revives me.

 

  • Other times, I jump into a high intensity interval training. Those fifteen Minutes flash out all my stress. A five Minute Breath (Breath – Rhythmically – Even – And – Through your Heart) is another favorite way to rejuvenate. It helps me in relaxing my body and mind at the same time. Or sometimes I take a quick walk instead.

 

  • Today, I am glad I utilize so many strategies to relax after a challenging day. I intend to explore new ways to relax and bring renewal to my life.

 

Self-Reflection Questions:

 

  1. Do I make relaxing a priority in my life?
  2. What are the main ways I rejuvenate?
  3. What time of day can I take 30 minutes to refresh and renew? What will I do to relax during those times?

 

For coaching, workshops and speaking. Please feel free to contact me here:  silkcelia.com

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Silke Glaab (aka SilkCelia) is a psychologist (MA) who helps executives, entrepreneurs and experts to be more resilient to stress and dramatically improve their thinking and feeling so that they enhance their performance and leave a legacy in their companies, their lives and the world.

 

Silk uses rapid transformation therapy to help clients to transform the roots of a presented issue within minutes while using neuroscience to boost brain power and emotional intelligence to create mindful behavior and decision making in all areas of life.

Silk holds a master degree in psychology and has worked for over 20 years as a trainer, consultant and counselor in divers industries in Germany, Kenya, and Dubai. She is personally trained by the celebrity hypnotherapist Marisa Peer and the neuroscientist Prof. Dr. Kennedy.

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11 Selected Ways of Mindfulness For the Busy Leader

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“How should I decide? Wherever I turn to, the outcome is painful!”, a client I coach – a regional leader in the finance sector, vented.

“Are you controlled by your fears or by your intellect right now?” I challenged him.

The uncertainty of the situation made him default into a stress response reaction – a process which surpasses your conscious mind and is regulated by our limbic system.

I explained him the neuroscience of psychology behind his reaction and that it actually hinders his conscious decision making. The solution for being in charge and controlling his emotions was very simple: MINDFULNESS.

It’s impossible to live life at your highest level when you experience a fog in your brain:  a lack of metal clarity and inability to focus.

Emotions and thoughts can only be controlled in the present. Often our minds are preoccupied with multiple things, none of which is occurring right now.

If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath – Amit Ray

Though great leaders prepare for the future and learn from the past, focusing primarily on the present has many benefits.

Try these easy and most effective ways of mindfulness to get back into the CEO position of your life:

  1. Avoid worry. Worrying can only happen when you look to the future. Keep your thoughts on your environment and your current activity. You can’t worry if you leave the future alone.
  2. Avoid regret. Regret arrives while thinking about the past. The past is over and no longer exists. You bring your past mistakes to life by thinking about them. Let them go.
  3. Turn off electronic devices. Cell phones, computers, iPods, and gaming systems distract from the present moment. Find your enjoyment in your life rather than in an imaginary world or in frivolous communication.
  4. Avoid multitasking. Try doing one task at a time. Current research is overwhelmingly in favor of single-tasking. You’ll find you perform the task faster and at a higher level. Let multitasking be a thing of the past. Single-tasking is much more conducive to living in the present.
  5. Eliminate unnecessary items. Having too many possessions is more of a burden than an advantage. Owning too many things results in disorder that clutters both your physical environment and your mind. If you don’t need it, consider giving it away or selling it.
  6. When you hold a grudge, the only one suffering is you! Anger is distracting and keeps you from enjoying the current moment.
  7. Go slowly and deliberately. Rushing creates a unique type of anxiety. Give yourself the time you need to enjoy the current activity. Address one task at a time and give it your full attention.
  8. If someone is speaking to you, give them your full attention and participate in the conversation to the best of your ability.
  9. Spend 5 minutes of each hour describing your environment. Take 5 minutes and describe to yourself everything you see, hear, smell, and feel. It’s an easy way to bring your mind back to the present moment and keep it there. There’s no way to compete the exercise without being mindful.
  10. Eat slowly and enjoy your food. By eating slower, you’ll have the chance to enjoy your food more. You’ll also eat less, which is a good thing for many of us. Try eating an entire orange one piece at a time. Go slowly and focus on the flavor of each section.
  11. Under schedule. Too many obligations results in a crowded schedule and time concerns. It’s not easy to stay focused on the current task if you’re worried about being on time for the next one. Leave space between your obligations. Do less and experience more.

 

Avoid being controlled by your emotions. Living in the moment is a habit and a skill. Indulging in worry and regret are also habits. While it’s not possible to live entirely in the moment, your life is more brilliant when your focus is on the present.

 

For coaching, workshops and speaking. Please feel free to contact me here:  silkcelia.com

Silke Glaab (aka SilkCelia) is a psychologist (MA) who helps executives, entrepreneurs and experts to be more resilient to stress and dramatically improve their thinking and feeling so that they enhance their performance and leave a legacy in their companies, their lives and the world.

 

Silk uses rapid transformation therapy to help clients to transform the roots of a presented issue within minutes while using neuroscience to boost brain power and emotional intelligence to create mindful behavior and decision making in all areas of life.

Silk holds a master degree in psychology and has worked for over 20 years as a trainer, consultant and counselor in divers industries in Germany, Kenya, and Dubai. She is personally trained by the celebrity hypnotherapist Marisa Peer and the neuroscientist Prof. Dr. Kennedy.

 

 

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SILKE GLAAB IS FEATURED IN ELEPHANT JOURNAL

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It was a great honor to be selected to be published in Elephant Journal. Elephant Journal is your guide to a mindful life: …anything that helps us to live a good life that also happens to be good for others, and our planet.

Already after 3 days, my article was pushed to the popular section of the online magazine. So far it has reached 6,520 views and 721 shares!

In the article I share a very personal experience of the biggest problem a lot of women face:

NOT to end up alone, BUT to be finally with your dream partner.

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The most attractive quality you find in your present or dream partner is: