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This morning I woke up to another day in paradise šŸ™‚
Since 8 days I’ve been living one of my dreams: visiting Australia.
A couple of my best friends moved here 4 years ago andĀ since IĀ came to visit, we’ve had som exciting days together.

One of the things that has struck meĀ as we’ve been visiting some of he many sights in Adelaide,Ā is the Australian attitude. No matter who you speak to or meet, they all have this great attitude towards life in general.
Everything is “easy”.

If you are in a hurry (which doesn’t seem to be an option here in Australia), you will automatically have someone saying: “Easy mate” or “Easy love” (depending on whether you’re a man or a woman).
If you meet someone and they’ll ask you how you are, the answer you will get is: “Easy”
If you get change and you say thank you, they will answer: “Easy”.

I thinkĀ this self hypnotic suggestion is great!
After a couple of days of hearing “Easy” I noticed a difference in both my body and mind. I’ve started to walk slower, talk slower and feel more relaxed in general. Traffic doesn’t bother me, people being slow at checkout don’t bother me (at home I would have felt slightly irritated), people that cannot make up their mind at restaurants – I couldn’t care less (whereas I would feel more than inpatient at home)…

What does this mean?

Well, as you may already know, the words you use, both for yourself and others, have an impact in how you feel and therefore react/behave. When you are getting ready for a game or competition you definitely want to be as prepared as possible and control your mind. To be able to do that, you want to get into a great state and Ā your inner dialogue becomes either your friend or enemy.
What do you choose?
How do you want to feel?
What do you want to do?
What do you want to tell yourself – is it going to be hard and tough or are you going to fight and make it “easy”?

I’ve already started to integrate this word in my morning routine so as I place my feet on the floor, I tell myself: “Easy” as I put a big smile on my face. I know that by doing that, I train my brain to face any situation during the day with a different attitude than otherwise. An attitude that I choose consciously and “easy”.

How would this word affect your every day workout?
What more could you achieve by thinking easy?
When do you want to use it?
What would easy mean while competing?
How would you handle physical challenges differently?

Let me know – Leave a comment below with your thoughts.

Talk soon šŸ™‚
Manuela

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