What you can do…
The good news is that by making a commitment to swiftly adopt and practice new routines, develop new habits suggested here, you can experience an elevation in your peak state score and live a fulfilling life.
Keep in mind that the key to change is consistency and the daily, proper performance of practices and routines.
Keep scrolling for recommendations to raise your peak state readiness.
Prime with music
The combination of music and brainwave entrainment are a potent force in raising or lowering our level of wakefulness, calm our mind, restore our physiology, or alter our mood state. Use the music and brainwave entrainment app to start your day on the right foot, prime your mind and physiology to get you into the best possible state for your activity.
Resonant-frequency breathing works to regulate arousal, reduce anxiety, rumination, and activate the rest, digest, renew system. The simple practice of resonant-frequency breathing, when done daily, contributes to raising our threshold for internal and external demands and builds resilience. Select the Resonant-frequency Breathing option in the Breathing tool to help regulate your arousal, and to transition into mindfulness meditation.
Meditation has been evidenced by research to offer widespread benefits, one of which is the development of mindfulness. Mindfulness meditation helps to get in touch with ourselves – mentally and physiologically, enabling us to identify erroneous thinking, emotional dysregulation, correct stress build-up and allowing for a “reset” of our system.
Make happiness a habit
A sedentary lifesytle or a prolonged sitting position can sap you of your energy, creativity and overall performance. Use the reminder tool to set regular breaks to move your body and “reset” your mind/body to perform optimally.
Science tells us that we can take active steps to enhance positive emotions and that positive emotions are associated with a multitude of benefits, including being able to perform your best work by increasing productivity, raise motivation, and improve health.
That said, although there are research supported activities evidenced to increase happiness, there isn’t a fixed formula. The purpose of our positive emotion app is to encourage experimentation and personalization. Feel free to tweak the frequency, timing, and sequence of activities and use the emotion gauge to track what works best for you.
Cultivate the habit of positive talk.
How we interpret situations and experiences is largely the result of our inner dialogue, the product of our conscious thoughts and unconscious beliefs and biases. Cultivating healthy, positive self-talk can dramatically determine our success or conversely, failure. It can affect our attitude, emotions, build or destroy our confidence, our ability to overcome challenges and hardship. Some people linked the habit of positive self-talk to a ladder to take you higher. Make positive self-talk a habit today.
Nothing good comes about by accident and success takes time to cultivate. Make a decision today and begin taking steps toward building resilience. Utilize the peak state mastery journal to plan routines and carry out resilience-building practices such as visualization, meditation, anchoring.
Visualization (or mental imagery) is an active, action-based form of meditation that confers a broad spectrum of benefits. Visualization involves the deliberate use of words or self-talk and pictures in our mind to image a specific mental, emotional, physical state and/or outcome. Research supports the efficacy of visualization in a wide variety of contexts, including skill improvement, healing, and motivation. Use the visualization exercise guide to recap the benefits that visualization offers.
You’ve experienced the power of anchoring if a particular song brings back a flood of emotions, or if the mere smell of the perfume someone you’re attracted to wears sends your heart fluttering. Anchoring is a powerful exercise to help anyone use either a verbal or non-verbal cue to re-experience resourceful mental and physiological states. The regular and disciplined use of anchors can help us develop the confidence to meet situational demands, surmount challenges.