If you are prepared to commit to doing a few small rituals every day, this can see powerful positive changes to your trading results and success in all areas of your life.
We can have conflict between what we consciously want and what our unconscious mind deems to be what we want or need. Real change happens at the unconscious level so by following small rituals everyday, these changes can occur faster than through any other processes that are dealing with only the conscious mind.
Be grateful for what is working in your life. Think about each area of your life and write down what you have to be grateful for. Appreciate the good things about your health, relationships, trading/career and wealth and any other areas that are important to you.
You could also take time out of your day when you might be feeling less than good and express gratitude for something in your life. This will always lift your mood.
Write out a few affirmations that will strengthen what you already believe or to change some of the old beliefs that may be lingering at the unconscious level and can be holding you back from achieving the results that you want.
Some examples are:
‘It is easy to stay focused and committed in all areas of my trading’
‘I believe that I have what it takes to be successful’
‘I know that I can do anything that I set my mind to’
‘Every day and in every way, I am getting better and better’
Close you eyes and see in your mind, a picture of the successful trader that you know you can be. Imagine what you will be doing when you have achieved the results you want. See what you will be wearing, the places that you will go and the people that you will associate with. Hear what you will be saying and what others will be saying to you. Feel the feelings of success, of joy and happiness.
Act as if and feel the feelings of all of it. Research shows that this makes much more impact if the vision is enveloped in feeling and positive emotion.
Research also shows that meditation can be the most powerful path to achieving your goals and getting the results you desire. There are many different types of meditation that can be practiced so do your research and find what works best for you. You can build up a repertoire of meditation techniques that you use depending on how you are feeling at the time.
The most simple is to close your eyes and for 15 minutes just focus on your breathing. Watch your breath as it flows in and out and try and leave any thoughts outside of your mind. If the thoughts pop up then imagine them attached to a balloon and let them float away. Basically just don’t ‘buy’ into them.
What you are wanting to achieve is a quieting of the mind.
Take these tools and start to apply them today. Maybe you don’t use all four at once but maybe try one today, and another tomorrow and before you know it you will have developed a powerful habit that will change your results.