Do The Things That Scare You
Write a list of things that make you feel scared or anxious. Accept that your life will be better once you start doing these things, then start doing them.
Doing things that scare you doesn’t have to involve facing life long phobias
because taking on those small tasks which you’ve been avoiding is equally
important (in fact often it’s best to tackle these small fears first).
Your goal is to simply to start doing the things that make you scared, not
to complete anything or overcome any fears. You have zero pressure to complete
anything on the list as the whole point is to face your fears which you can
achieve just by making a start.
Find a New Self Improvement Technique
Look for a technique, exercise, or strategy to help improve your life or further your personal development.
There are lots of ways to improve yourself, and some of them could change your
life forever. Go looking for these life changing strategies but don’t feel like
you have to try everything - just knowing about them can help you find what
works for you.
Look for Answers in Unexpected Places
Decide on a question you want answering then go looking for the answer in random places.
A common way to do this is by picking up any book, opening it at a random page,
then reading whatever paragraph your eyes happen to look at. Assume that the
right answer to your question is contained somewhere in those words and allow
your subconscious mind to figure out a meaning or clue which helps unlock the
answer to your question.
Recall Past Success
Think of a time when you achieved something or were successful. Relive the experience and remember how it felt.
You can choose absolutely any achievement that springs to mind; large, small,
recent, or old. Don’t be afraid to choose a seemingly small or insignificant
success because these are still a great source of motivation. As you recall your
past success remember that you are capable of achieving success and that
your chosen memory is solid proof of that fact.
Remove Unwanted Possessions
Find an object that you no longer need or want and remove it from your life.
Removing unwanted objects creates more space for you and makes it easier to keep
things clean and organised. Go looking for something that you don’t need in your
life and either sell it, give it to someone who needs it, or throw it away.
Review Your Goals
What are your current goals? Remind yourself of what you want to achieve.
The more familiar you are with your goals the more you’ll think about them. And
the more you think about them the more likely you are to act on them. And the
more you act on them the sooner you will achieve them.
You don’t need to make new goals unless you want to, the important thing is just
to visit each of your goals to remind yourself what you are aiming to achieve.
Think of a question you want answered then write as many ideas for solving it as you can. There are no stupid ideas here, the more unreasonable the better.
The trick here is to exhaust all of the reasonable ideas and let the
unreasonable ones flow, as it is among the unreasonable ideas that something
great is discovered or unexpected solutions are found.
It works by relaxing the normal tensions against creative, outrageous thinking
which invites the right side of your brain to play along.