Have you ever noticed when you remember something pleasant in your past, that your current mood changes to a happy mood? Or when you remember a troubling thought, you become more agitated and your mood becomes full of negative thoughts?
When you are in a highly emotional state of mental thoughts and feelings, your mind creates "links" or "anchors" to things that you may see, hear, feel, touch or any other sense you can imagine. If, for instance, you are in a loving, caring mood, feeling loved, feeling great and you hear a song a few times, your mind links or anchors that song to those feelings. Thus, if you later hear the song, your mind looks at what is linked to that song and says, "Hey you, feel good, feel loved."
Now perhaps that song brings back bad memories and feelings for you. Perhaps you had a bad breakup or had a traumatic experience that hurt you and that song was linked to highly emotional pain and now the bad feelings are anchored to those emotions.
Generally speaking, people do not control or create their anchors or links consciously. Your mind makes them without you knowing. But what if you could create and use the same method that your mind does, "behind the scenes" to your own benefit?
Well that would be an incredible tool for you to use to shape, mold and control yourself. Imagine for a second, How would you like to be able to instantly get into an energetic state or instantly go from a bad mood to a happy mood?
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To create new anchors or links, you need to be in a highly emotional state of being. You need to feel the way that you want this anchor to trigger later on. What I mean by this is... if you want to be extremely happy then you must be in that state when you create your trigger. The stronger your emotions are, the stronger your feelings are the stronger and more long lasting your trigger will be.
If you simply say, "Ok, I'm in a good mood now" and create your trigger, it won't work. You may say you are in a good mood, but you need to actually feel it.
When you are in the most incredibly emotional, ecstatic, fantastic, great, powerful and energetic mood, I want you to put your hand or finger on a part of your body and press or squeeze the skin, do this in a weird way, do this somewhere where it will not happen naturally. For instance you may grab and squeeze your right earlobe or press on the back of the second knuckle on your left hand. It's up to you to choose where you want to do this. Now keep in your good mood and over and over keep pressing, squeezing the place you decided to be your trigger. Do this 15 to 20 times, make sure you do it the same every single time.
Now let us pretend for a moment that you were squeezing your left earlobe as your trigger spot. When you are not in your fantastic state, do your trigger motion-squeeze your left earlobe. You'll probably notice your mood almost instantly changes. You'll feel happier, you'll feel the emotions you felt when you created the trigger, as they flood back at you.
The stronger emotional state when you created the trigger really is the key to how powerful this trigger will continue to be.
You can use this same methodology to create anchors of all types. Experiment! Get in a funny mood, get in a self-confident mood, get in an energetic mood. Experiment, have fun. Remember, your mind is a tool. Use the tools you have to benefit your life!