But why is it so hard to stay awake during the day, sometimes? Why do we fall asleep during lectures? Why is it so hard to stay alert on long road trips? Obviously, in the interest of learning and safety, developing the ability to keep yourself awake is very valuable.
Once you’re at Level, you analyze the problem – in other words, you bring your attention to it and acknowledge it; this includes determining the emotional and physical triggers for your cravings. Then, while at Level, you begin the process of reprogramming your smoking habit.
In Stage 3, you begin enter deep sleep, characterized by slow delta brainwaves. Your brain will cycle through theta and delta in Stage 3. During this stage, you are extremely difficult to awaken. Your body and brain are deeply relaxed and being awakened during Stage 3 usually results in grogginess, disorientation and impaired motor control (anyone who has ever had to let a dog out or console a crying child in the middle of the night will understand).
What do some of the worlds most influential and successful people have in common? Besides millions of dollars, the all use the practice of visualization to realize their dreams and goals. Visualization is a powerful technique, just read these success stories if you have any doubt: Michael Jordan: used visualization to become arguably the greatest basketball player in history. Jack Nicklaus has won a record 18 professional majors and is considered the best golfer in history. He has described how …
Start meditation by setting aside 20 to 30 minutes. Find a location to meditate. The location should be quiet and calm. You will need to be undisturbed for the duration of your meditation with no distractions. The room should be comfortable so that you are not thinking about it.
As you grow spiritually, you stop looking at external causes for your misery (no one can make you feel miserable, angry, anxious or hurt – YOU are the source of your emotions…). You see that all unhappiness ego-driven (“look what they’re doing to me/look what is happening to me”). Just your awareness that you are the cause of your mood is the beginning of realization of your true self.
12. Prevent the slump by staying consistent. Don’t skip too many workouts or break the diet too many times – it’s that much harder to start up again! Staying consistent makes positive action a positive habit. Recognize your triggers – what makes you say, “just this once” more than once? What makes you procrastinate? If you build your self-awareness through the Silva Method exercises, you will be able to quickly spot destructive thoughts like procrastination and avoidance and derail them. Rationalization is one major clue – if you start rationalizing why you can’t do something you should be doing, you’re headed for a major, major motivational slump! Ultimately it’s much, much easier to keep going even when you don’t want to!
Are you suffering from an energy deficit? It’s easy to get tired with a busy schedule and not enough time. If you’re struggling to get through the day, many factors may contribute to fatigue. Boost your energy to enjoy life, get things done and have “oomph” to spare with these tips:
Instead of focusing on what you don’t want, focus on what you want, even if things aren’t going according to plan at the moment; they ARE – they are going according to the plan you put in place previously! This is not wishful thinking, it’s a matter of placing the right commands into your subconscious and letting it alert you to the situations and resources to make your imagination real.
Have fun! The more outrageous your memory, the more memorable. Rhymes and humor are great memory techniques. Otherwise, silly rhymes like “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” would not be one of those things you can remember ‘til the day you die – but you can’t remember what you were supposed to pick up at the store!
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Laura Silva is President of Silva International and the daughter of Jose Silva, founder of the original Silva Mind Control Method. Born during the pinnacle of the Silva research on mind development, Laura was one of the primary research subjects which gave her extensive personal experience and insight into the creation and use of intuitive techniques.
Wanting to continue researching where her father left off, she brought together some of the most experienced experts in the mind development field and continued research that unites the best and most useful of the concepts behind the original Silva Method programs with the latest findings from studies on the human mind, intuition, alternative health care, NLP and spirituality.