Why Do I Worry?

Posted by Gregg Korrol on Jun 14, 2018 3:51:35 PM

Worrying is an interesting term. It is a label we use for an aspect of fear about the future, and then becoming kind of obsessed with it. We spin stories in our head about how something will happen. How or will we be able to respond? What if we don’t know what to do? And so forth.

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Let’s make believe you weren’t worried about something for a second. Let’s say you were concerned. How would that feel differently in your body - to be concerned, rather than worried? We often label something a certain way and that label becomes our experience.

I’m going to ask you to try something out. The next time your mind starts spinning, think to yourself, I’m concerned about this. Literally replace the word worry with concern. If we are concerned, we can perhaps plan for a few outcomes and decide how we will act in the situation. It’s ok to be concerned right? It means we care about something and want to find a way to improve it.

Give it a try and let me know how it goes for you.

Topics: Positivity, Personal Coach, Life Coaching

Ask And Ye Shall Receive

Posted by Gregg Korrol on Jun 5, 2018 2:08:57 PM

Greetings Storytellers. As you’ve been told since you've been a child, if you want something, you have to ask for it. Sometimes we receive a yes response, sometimes a no, and the reasons for that may be something different than you think.

the-best-10-mindfulness-videosA research study done at Harvard University almost 40 years ago, by Professor Ellen Langer, demonstrated that you are far more likely to get a “yes” response if you provide a reason and use the word “because.”

The interesting part is the reason doesn’t even have to be anything of substance. Take a look at the examples below from the study, and pay specific attention to the second and third “because” statements.

  • “Excuse me, I have 5 pages. May I use the xerox machine?” [60% of people said Yes]
  • “Excuse me, I have 5 pages. May I use the xerox machine, because I have to make copies?”[93% of people said Yes]
  • “Excuse me, I have 5 pages. May I use the xerox machine, because I’m in a rush?” [94% of people said Yes]

Question, isn’t everyone on line because they have to make copies? Yet take notice that using what seems like a ridiculous reason has almost the same effect as saying you are in a rush.

Bottom line is, reasons help people take your viewpoint and understand your request a little better, even if the reason seems silly. By the way, can you please repost and share this article because I want more people to see it?

 

Topics: Positivity, Personal Coach, Life Coaching

Why Diets Don't Work...

Posted by Gregg Korrol on May 30, 2018 4:19:55 PM

I know there are many of you who have tried various diet programs. Some have benefitted you a bit, but most don’t. Why don’t diets work you ask? Simply put, they are not in line with your higher purpose in life.

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All experience is about two things, we either move toward pleasure, or away from pain. While pain is very helpful in making us aware of things, it is more momentary and generally only works short term. Ultimately, life is about seeking out what is pleasurable to you and makes you feel great. 

Even the word diet itself, begins with the word die! When you diet, you are restricting yourself and moving away from things that cause you pain. It is your mindset around what you are doing and why you are doing it that is the actual problem.

If you want to lose weight or get in shape, don’t find things to move away from, focus yourself on moving towards things! Choose to move toward a healthy life style, and the right foods, exercise and habits will feel right because they are moving you in the direction of pleasure.

 

Topics: Positivity, Personal Coach, Life Coaching

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