“Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.” – Tony Robbins
Do you ever find yourself in a bad mood only to feel that everything keeps going wrong? Or when you are in a good mood, things seem to keep getting better?
This is a result of our state of mind. What we do and how we feel is determined by the state we are in. Our emotions have the ability to control everything in our lives – our mood, our decisions and our actions. If you want to start making positive changes, you need to get into a positive state. Achieving a positive mindset comes down to understanding emotional triad psychology.
New to emotional triad psychology? Here’s what you need to know.
In order to master your emotions, and to get into Tony Robbins’ peak state, you need to master the three forces that control your emotions – the emotional triad – your physiology, your language and your focus.
The first component of emotional triad psychology is your physiology. Physiology refers to your body and all its systems, and by extension, elements that directly impact those systems. If you want to master your feelings, you must be aware of how your feelings and your body are interconnected. Your feelings are dictated by your movement. How you use your body affects how you feel mentally and emotionally. If you stand up straight, you’ll feel more proud and alert. If you slump over and neglect your body, you’re more likely to feel negatively. The next time you feel yourself in a bad mood, stand up and breathe deeply. You have the power to change your state.
You know intuitively that you feel your best when you get enough sleep and nourish your body with quality food and nutrients. Even though it can be tempting to skimp on these basic things, don’t take that shortcut. Give yourself enough sleep to keep your mind clean and clear, and take the time to eat foods that make you feel full, nurtured and healthy.
As Tony says, “Where focus goes, energy flows.” The second component of the emotional triad says that what you put your focus on is where you set your intention. Focus on the things you want and are working toward, instead of the things holding you back. By setting your focus on the positives, your mental state will shift drastically.
If you feel your focus wavering or needing a little refreshment, consider clearing your mind. Exercise can help you release stress and center your focus. If you don’t have time to hit the gym or go for a run, consider doing a short meditation to refresh your focus. You can do meditation anywhere, even at your desk at work. In addition to the obvious health benefits, you’ll find it easier to focus on what matters to you the most. You need to ask yourself, “What am I going to focus on?” every day.
The third component of emotional triad psychology is language. You speak to yourself internally and out loud. How you talk to yourself determines how you operate in the world. If you ask questions like “Why do bad things always happen to me?” instead of “What can I do to better my situation?” you are more likely to feel powerless in your own life. How you use language determines what emotions you feel, so choose wise words when you speak to yourself.
In order to keep yourself thinking positively and focused on the future and possibilities, keep track of your positive and negative words. Every time you find yourself saying a word that takes your focus in a negative direction, replace that word with a new, positive one. If you’re struggling to catch your own negative words, enlist the help of friends, family and even coworkers. Once you begin to alter your spoken word patterns and funnel them to a more positive frame, you’ll more easily be able to alter your internal speech to yourself. By changing your language, you can change your focus and your future.
“Action is the most important key to any success.” – Tony Robbins
Once you understand the three forces of emotional triad psychology, you’ll be able to use them to your advantage and ultimately be a master of your emotions, and therefore enable yourself to get into a peak state. When you can influence your state, you can actively choose to spend more time in a positive, empowering mindset and make empowering, successful decisions.
Are you ready to find your breakthrough? At Unleash the Power Within, you’ll learn powerful strategies to transform your physiology, your focus and your language as well as all other aspects of your life. Master your emotions and discover your own peak state.