My wife was the catalyst for this psychological tactic.
She’s been a bit grumpy lately, a bit overwhelmed. When I gave her a hug she said: “I wish I could just update myself.” What a brilliant idea!
We live in a world of Apps these days – they’re everywhere and will probably outnumber websites soon. We have all seen the little red dot on our settings icon or App Store icon and we know that it could mean our software will improve as will the performance of our technology.
But what if we could borrow this idea to help ourselves on a personal level. Try it and see…
Step One – think of some personality traits you’d like to improve; confidence, gratitude, positivity for example
Step Two – look in a mirror and imagine the little red dot beside your face with the number of how many traits you’d like to update
Step Three – press the imaginary dot and imagine you see a drop down menu with those traits listed. Beside each word is a box with the word ‘Update‘ in it. Press each box one after the other and wait for a moment. While you’re waiting imagine you can see each circular progress bar turning until you see the words ‘Update Successful‘ in each.
I’d love to know how you get on with this so please come back and leave a message.