You have a dream. You think about it daily. But after what feels like forever it still hasn’t got any closer to becoming your reality. Does this sound familiar? If so, don’t worry – you’re not alone. For so many of us, it feels like our efforts are often in vain. Our hard work never really seems to pay off – or so it feels at the time. But what if we could change our approach to attaining our desires so that the struggle became a breeze?
If this sounds like a change you want to make in your life (and quite frankly who wouldn’t?!) then there is a simple technique you can use to completely transform how you approach your goals. And it’s one you probably wouldn’t guess at…relaxation. That’s right, relaxation could be the key finally drawing your long-sought desires to you once and for all.
When pursuing a dream that hasn’t yet materialised we tend to explain it’s non-existence in terms of our effort. So we try harder, and push ourselves further in the hope that slogging away a little more will eventually pay dividends. The reality is that all the hard work we’re capable of it pointless if it’s directed at something we’re not aligned with. In other words, if we’re stressed out about how we’re going to finally get our goals, overexerting ourselves will only run us into the ground.
So before we channel all of our efforts toward what we want to achieve we need to make sure we are in the optimum frame of mind for it to pay off. And this is where relaxation comes in, for when the mind is relaxed it is far more capable of being productive. Why? Because it doesn’t need to protect itself against stress and worry. Instead, it focus it’s attention on what you direct towards: your dreams.
Relaxation also enables our mind to become more creative. This is due to the production of dopamine in the brain when we take part in relaxing activities such as drawing, listening to music or photography. Given that low dopamine levels can result in apathy, fatigue and hopelessness, it’s important to keep them in high supply not only for our general well being, but for a boost to our motivation when the road to our dream life seems never-ending.
So it could be the key to achieving your dreams isn’t what you do, but how you do it.
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