I Don't Want That To Happen

Written by Jan Tincher

The experts say that your unconscious doesn’t pay attention torepparttar negating factor,repparttar 131307 NOT in sentences likerepparttar 131308 title of this article. Knowing that, do any of these following scenarios pertain to you and your thoughts?

Someone you know has fallen on some bad times, and their business goes under. Do you find yourself thinking, “Oh, I hope that doesn’t happen to me.”

An older person you know has fallen and broken her hip, and you see how much pain she’s in. Do you find yourself thinking, “Oh, I hope that doesn’t happen to me.”

You watchrepparttar 131309 news and see that a person was high-jacked, that some people were injured in an earth quake, that someone was killed in a driveby shooting. “Oh, I hope that doesn’t happen to me.” Or even, “I’m glad that’s not me.”

Your unconscious doesn’t pay attention torepparttar 131310 negating factor,repparttar 131311 NOT. That beingrepparttar 131312 case, what are you continually saying to yourself, if you sayrepparttar 131313 above sentences? I’ll give you a hint. Takerepparttar 131314 NOT out and see what you may have said to yourself more times than you can count. “Oh, I hope that does happen to me!”

*** Sidebar *** That may not be what you were *thinking,* but it IS what your unconscious mind was hearing. If you tell a two-year-old, “Don’t eat that cookie.” What isrepparttar 131315 two-year-old hearing? “Eat that cookie!” If you say to yourself, “I’m not going to eat that second piece of cake” what are you hearing? “I’m going to eat that second piece of cake.” That is usually proven byrepparttar 131316 fact that you DO eat that second piece of cake. *** End of Sidebar ***

Listen torepparttar 131317 experts. Change your life around. If you find yourself saying anything likerepparttar 131318 above sentences,repparttar 131319 minute you realize you are about to say it, change it to “I am so happy I am safe.” Or, “I am so happy I am healthy.” If you feel you are being selfish saying that, in light of other people’s bad fortune, change it. How about “I am so happy I am healthy, and they (whoever you had read or heard about) are getting better and better.”

Brainpower For The Overwhelmed

Written by Eileen McDargh, CSP, CPAE

Walk intorepparttar room and can’t find your keys? Or forget why you enteredrepparttar 131304 room inrepparttar 131305 first place? Wondering what has happened to your short-term memory? Feel overwhelmed by information, people, to-do lists and demands on your time?

You very well could be suffering from SADD-situational attention deficit disorder, a term coined by Anderson Consulting Institute for Strategic Change. Specifically, most of us are now in situations in which we are bombarded by so many demands for our attention that our brains close down.

It’s a phenomenon of our time. Our brains, evolved over eons to respond to our environment and each other are exponentially being taxed byrepparttar 131306 growth in information and technology. Everyone and everything is vying for attention. We are hardwired to respond but when it’s deluged like that,repparttar 131307 brain just “goes blind”. Engineers discovered this phenomenon when they installed hundreds of communication devices in cockpits, thinking it would improverepparttar 131308 pilot’s performance. Instead, whenrepparttar 131309 pilot’s performance decreased.

Information and technology will no go away. But there are ways to turn from “SAAD” to glad.

1. Determine your priorities and focus on them.

Don’t let yourself be pulled into anything from meetings, to readings, to conversations that thwart your priorities. Literally block out space on your daily to-do list for things that are important to you: from projects, to exercise, to family time. Hold these times as sacred.

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