Neuro-linguistic Programming For Dummies, 3rd Edition
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Here are some ways in which neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) can enable you to seize the positive aspects of your life and enjoy life so much more:

  • Believe that 'behind every behaviour is a positive intent'. Taking this NLP pre-supposition on board will change your view on any encounter with a 'difficult person'.

  • Use all your senses to engage with the delightful things that happen in each and every day. Pay attention to the positives and keep a small notebook by your bed to record them before you go to sleep.

  • Increase your flexibility. Remember that the person who's more flexible in her behaviour gets the best results. Changing your behaviour means that things will change around you.

  • Step into someone else's shoes. When you're struggling to get along with someone who's different to you, imagine what it's like to be them.

  • Find role models who convey positivity. What do these people do and how do they think? Notice what you can learn by taking some of their attributes on board.

  • Look after your body as well as your mind. After all, they're clearly connected.

  • Build rapport with those around you. You don't have to like people to feel a connection with them. Creating a sense of rapport means you'll experience more enjoyable encounters with others.

  • Know what's most important to you in life and honour those values. Adhering to your values can get you through the most difficult of times.

  • Let go of unhelpful negative emotions. Take what can be learnt from unpleasant feelings or experiences and then move on and simply enjoy the present moment.

  • Anchor your most enjoyable experiences. Remember all the good times in full and glorious technicolour!

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Nancy C. Muir is the owner of a writing and consulting company that specializes in business and technology topics. She has authored more than 100 books, including Laptops For Seniors For Dummies and iPhone For Seniors For Dummies. Nancy holds a certificate in Distance Learning Design and has taught Internet safety and technical writing at the college level.

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