S e c r e t s f o r T a p p i n g i n t o
Y o u r B e s t S e l f
Notes from Cranston West Assembly
We all the ability to tap into our best self whenever we need to just as the celebrities on the red carpet do despite not having perfect lives. I call this ability 'Star POWER' where each letter in POWER stands for a piece of the puzzle for bringing out the best in us.
How you carry your body
What you ingest
Taking a couple of deep breaths to:
Increase oxygen to the brain
Help in stress relief
Help move the toxins out of our bodies through the lymp system
Allow us to take a moment before saying or doing something we can't take back
before a potentially stressful event - test, walking across the stage at graduation, asking someone out on a date, big game
Everthing is energy
Be careful of negative words - especially can't
Instead of saying, "I always go blank on a test" say "I'll think of it in a minute". Instead of your brain creating a blind spot, a scotoma, it opens the door to the what you've already learned.
problem -> challenge
I have to -> I get to (makes you feel priviledged)
I choose to (makes you not the victim)
Watch out for Drama words
"That's killing me!"
"He stabbed me in the back."
"I got this!"
"I love my life!"
"Good morning, gorgeous!"
"Everthiing is laways working out for me!"
Einstein "Your imagination is more powerful than your intellect"
See your life the way you'd like it to be in your imagination as often as you can. Then take a small step each day towards making your goals happen.
Imagine with all your senses yourself doing well
on a test
when you're about to walk across the stage at graduation
at a critical moment in a game
when you're about to ask someone on a date
when you're going to do something potentially stressful
90% of what you worry about never happens
Realize that you have the ability to shine any time you want, even if:
your parents are divorced
someone tries to bully you
a tough situation comes up
Some Secrets of Sucess
From the multiple award winning Strategies for Success Program
Keep complaining to a minimum
"Are you complaining because your life is bad or is your life bad because you're complaining all the time?" T. Harv Eker
Complaint Free World strategy - wear a bracelet on one wrist. Switch it every time you complain. Try to keep it on one wrist for a month.
The Awareness Jar
Every time you say something
negative, put a penny in the jar.
Donate it to charity. Or keep track
on your favorite device.
This act alone made my classroom
and school more positive which in
turn helped dramatically change the
vibe of the school as well as test scores and graduation rates.
Switching to a better feeling thought
You can switch your thoughs in a heartbeat
If you're stressed, angry, frustrated.... switch to thinking about something that makes you feel happy or grateful.
This works because your brain cannot hold oppositive thoughts
Improves your mood and health. Does the same for everyone who witnesses or receives your kindness
Become part of the Thank a Shining Star program and recognize people who do things well with a great attitude.
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Marianne is a multiple award-winning teacher,speaker and author. She creates live and online programs to inspire, empower and educate her audiences.
Teacher of the Year - Mt. Hope High School
Teacher of the Year - Bristol/Warren School District
Outstanding Rhode Island Educator - Portuguese American Women's Association
National Finalist Cable in the Classroom Leaders in Learning
Recognized as a "Hero" by the Oprah Winfrey Show
Jefferson Award for Public Service
Service Award - Rhode Island College
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