There are some very effective brain hacks that you can use for stress management. You need to retrain your brain to react in a different way to stress triggers. This will take time and consistent effort but you can do it. In this article, we will discuss three of the most powerful brain hacks you can use to reduce and control your stress.
Identify Limiting Beliefs and replace them
We all have some limiting beliefs stored away in our subconscious minds. Some of these have been there for a long time. Many of us created these limiting beliefs when we were children. Kids are often told many negative things by their parents and their teachers. The intention is usually to protect the child but it can lead to problems in adult life.
Were you ever told by your parents that money doesn’t grow on trees? This was to stop you from thinking that you can just ask for any amount of money and your parents would provide it. If you wanted your parents to buy you a toy, for example, they would look at the price and tell you that money does not grow on trees.
You probably kept hearing this as a kid and it created a limiting belief in your subconscious. The belief was that money was a precious commodity and difficult to find. This limiting belief may have held you back when it came to making more money as an adult.
Limiting beliefs can cause your stress levels to rise. A trigger can stir a limiting belief, which floods your mind with negative thoughts. The good news is that you can identify your limiting beliefs and replace them with empowering beliefs.
Using neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) techniques, you can replace any limiting belief with an empowering one quickly. We recommend that you identify your limiting beliefs and use NLP to replace them. This will help you to manage your stress.
So what is neuro-linguistic programming? It’s a behavioral method that uses the power of reframing to help people overcome their limiting beliefs.
The top 4 most powerful NLP techniques include:
Close your eyes and imagine your desired outcome. See yourself happy, relaxed, at the beach or wherever you feel the most at peace. Really focus on it. Notice the smells, sounds, and sights all around you. The more details you create, the better.
Find people who have achieved where you want to be. It can be peaceful, confident, successful, financially secure, or anything. See if they will mentor you and help you achieve those goals. Model their behavior. Join or form a group of like-minded people to support each other as you reach for common goals.
If you’re meeting someone, copy their mannerisms, speed of speech, their stance, and use similar vocabulary. They will feel at ease with you, and you’ll gain rapport right away. This happens subconsciously as they feel you are the same as them.
Positive Affirmations –
Repeat a statement or Bible verse that meets your particular need. Make it personal.
For example, Phil. 4:13 says “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” You might repeat it once, then the second time through placing emphasis on “I CAN”. Repeat again emphasizing “ALL THINGS”. The next time focus on the words “through Christ”.
Continue repeating the verse until you build your confidence as you focus on the words and the all-powerful creator who can enable you to do anything, even those things you don’t believe are possible.
These tools can help get and keep your stress levels under control. Thereby, allowing you to live a healthier and happier life.
I hope you find this beneficial!
For ideas on natural ways to reduce stress and anxiety, read this.