Welcome to Anton Counseling & Health Psychology’s
New Personal Improvement Program!
This personal improvement program consists of a series of psychological exercises specifically designed to help you build the competencies you need to heal, recover, and improve.
Your First Psychology Exercise is a Very Important One
Set yourself up for good things. Select an exercise that makes the most logical sense for you, your situation, and your goals. It’s also valuable to consider the subject you bring to the exercise, closely. Work, personal relationships, a sport or hobby. Your first psychology subject can start to evolve immediately, and help you to crystalize a beautiful growth mindset, giving you a great head start. All other exercises should add texture and fit in with your very first one. You’ll discover numerous links on this page that will take you directly to intriguing exercises. Have fun as you discover what feels like “warm-up exercises,” preparing you for real life.
Mental and Emotional State
Each exercise works on your mental and emotional state. Discover subtle distinctions in each activity and “layer” each positive learning over another. Enjoy the process, feel stronger, more confident, and create a new gestalt. One created from your own experiences. One activity will encourage you to accept and practice a “leadership identity,” thinking and acting in ways that are responsive to yourself and others in your life. Another provides you with an opportunity to recall strong or powerful memories that may have been pushed into shadowed corners of your mind. Allow yourself to think and act in ways that are sure to make you feel optimistic about your future, feel in control of your life, and feel sure of yourself.
You’ll not only feel better, but you’ll also become more influential. Aligning with this “leadership identity” will, over time, produce a great many other positive outcomes for you, too. Each time you practice a psychology exercise, you will strengthen yourself and feel more capable. I, for one, believe that “life is meant to be enjoyed,” and I am meant to assist you along the way.
- Exercise #1 – Feel Strong, Powerful, Energetic
- Exercise #2 – A Leadership Approach to Self-confidence
- Exercise #3 – Exercise for couples.
A Helpful Metaphor
Here are a couple of helpful metaphors that can help you clear your mind of irrelevant and wasteful chatter, make room for what is most important to you, boost your energy levels, and face your anxiety. “Check back regularly for updates on our Psychological Exercises.”
8 Ways to Clear Your Mind of Stress
- Talk to a friend.
- Read a great book.
- Write down your thoughts in a journal.
- Hit the gym hard.
- Go for a long run.
- Punch a punching bag in the boxing ring.
- Take some time to meditate.
- Unplug from technology and go for a walk or hike.
Continue your journey of personal and professional development through a series of psychological exercises. Practice these daily. They only take a moment. Make your practice a valuable moment. These few psychology exercises can produce wonderful results for you.
Think about what you allow into your mind. What do you dwell upon? These thoughts represent your “Psychological Diet.” Although we all have preferences, some of us ingest more worry than do others. If what I’m saying is relevant to you, you’re not alone. Some of us procrastinate. Some of us plan revenge. I tend to savor guilt or give time to an inferiority complex. Others of us dwell upon negative thoughts. These sorts of Psychological diets can only expand ill feelings. But you can use your awareness to catch yourself before you dwell on any of these.
Optimize your daily life with Psychological Exercises
To optimize your day, consider doing both activities listed here. “Scenario Building“ will assist you in moving toward the achievement of your dreams and desires. “Wipe it Clear“ will help you to focus your efforts. Stop wasting valuable energy on anything you deem as unimportant to your desires or vision. Together, they have a wonderful impact on the mind.
Our inner mindscape creates our outer reality. What we feel internally interacts with what we experience externally, sending an influential message to others of how to treat us.
Put another way; our thoughts tend to circulate through our minds. They reflect our lives, but our lives tend to reflect the thoughts we allow to circulate through our minds, too. By combining these two exercises, we focus on what we can control. We also stimulate the mind into a new and fresh territory of thought. One that’s satisfying.
Begin by clearing your mind first. Let yourself feel calm and relaxed. Once achieved, immediately look at what’s most meaningful to you, like your values, beliefs, and the life you believe you’re meant to live. It is important not to dwell on or perseverate upon negative life experiences. Judging yourself is not part of this exercise. Recalling only what’s most important to you will put you in touch with more optimistic, confident feelings.
Engage Scenario Building because you care about your future and your performance in it. This can be one of many Psychological Exercises that you use as part of a healthy daily routine. Let me know how this exercise helps or what may be difficult about it.
Psychology Exercise – Wipe it Clear.
Perhaps we all waste too much time and effort thinking about frivolity? We ponder and worry over matters that are outside of what is truly meaningful to us. Add this activity to your daily schedule. Make it one of many Psychological Exercises that you use as part of a healthy routine. Enhance your personal potential. Continue to wipe clear irrelevant thoughts. Create additional psychological space for those things that are most valuable to you.