Today, I am going to share with you 6 simple strategies. These strategies may sound too simple to make a difference in your life, however these simple tasks are the ones which changed my life and that of many other very successful people.
Some of these strategies you may feel a resistance towards, be aware that those tasks are the tasks that will benefit you the most.

1. Dream - Stephen Spielberg is quoted as saying, ‘I get paid to dream’. Spend some time day dreaming. Visualize yourself doing all those things you always talked about doing but never followed through. Sit somewhere quietly and imagine yourself playing a sport, instrument or a healthy activity you wouldn’t normally do.
"I dream my painting and then I paint my painting" – Vincent Van Goff.

2. Doodle- Doodling is a freeing exercise. Watch when you first put pen to paper how much your mind tries to take over. Most of us don’t know how to let go. We hesitate, we try and decide what to draw, a cat, a box or a house? Will I start with lines, circles or triangles? Then we hear ourselves say, I can’t do that, I don’t have a creative bone in my body! Is this something you may also hear yourself say in other areas of your life?
Doodling is just a simple exercise designed to tap into your subconscious mind to allow the unconscious to come to the surface.

3. Brainstorm - Brainstorming is an idea generating technique which will help you come up with stacks of bright ideas. “We need some new marketing ideas; let’s get our marketing team together and brainstorm ideas”. The only bright ideas that you come up with are the same ideas rehashed. Want marketing ideas? Get people from the admin, HR, sales production, design, research, accounting areas and other people outside your company-brainstorm with all of them. And that results in more creative Ideas.

Talk to friends or professionals and brainstorm ideas of how to move forward in a new direction. Do you find it hard to verbalise what is not working in your life? If you do, you may need someone who is detached from your life to help you see things which you wouldn’t normally see. We at can help you with a one on one mentoring phone session which will move you into a healthier direction. By permitting yourself to think outside the boundaries of ordinary, normal thought, without feeling judged, brilliant new solutions can arise.

4. Brighten your day. Be bold, wear a bright lipstick! Consult with your pharmacy assistant to ensure you have a colour that suits your skin tone. This may sound funny, but a sure way to increase colour and fun into your life. (Just make sure you don’t leave any on your teeth!) And, One for the Guys try the above with a piece of your clothing!

5. Pay attention. The scientist Otto Loewi had struggled for years with a problem in cell biology. One night, in his sleep an insight to a new approach to the problem occurred. He woke, and in the dark, he wrote down his new ideas, and went back to sleep. The next morning, he couldn't read his writing! The next night the same flash of insight occurred. This time, he took no chances; he pulled on his clothes and went straight to his lab. He won the Nobel Prize for the work he began that night.
Become skilled at capturing your bright ideas. Keep a pen and paper in your pocket or handbag and place next to the bed at all times, practice daily writing down any ideas you have, no matter how bizarre they may seem at the time. And, don’t forget to turn the light on!

Author's Bio: 

Stress Management Guru, Gael Drum from Balanced & Bold Work Life Solutions publishes the popular 'Stress Less for Success' fortnightly tips which helps people to take back control of their lives and maintain high energy levels, good health and motivation.

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