So simple but powerful. Here's what I learned straight from Anthony Robbins, what your feeling is a reality that you made it to be and not the other way around. It's only real because you made it so. If this is in fact true, then you can alter this reality and make it whatever you want it to be.
I have a slightly different variation of the paragraph above that I wrote on an index card which I always refer to when I'm in a negative state.
I don't know if this is going to be helpful to someone but I'd like to share this very simple yet powerful state changing cue's that I use.
First of I'm a visual person, which means I learn, I act, and I respond better when looking at something or visualizing. So I have two visual cues that I use and works for me 100% of the time when I'm in a negative state, like when I feel like quitting at something.
One is the index card I mentioned above (a physical visual cue) and the other is a mental cue that when I visualized it, it almost always wets my eyes and BAM! my State just change to happiness and full of hope, creativity, and excitement just like that.
That special mental cue is actually an image of my son when he was 2 years old. I was not in my best mood that day, just lost thousands of dollars cheated by a friend. So I was yelling and swearing and throwing stuff all over the room without me realizing my boy was watching me. Needless to say I was shocked and appalled of my behavior. My anger just keeps on building up. Instead of him running away from me, he walked to me, pull my hand down as if to say come down to my level, which I obliged to do by kneeling down. We are nose to nose, 5 inches apart. He's holding my cheeks with his two little hands. Eyes looking straight at mine almost in tears, lower lips out and said 'Daddy...' then cried with eyes still fixed to mine. All the hurt and anger that I'm feeling just washed away and replaced by happiness, hope, motivation and renewed dedication for a better life for my son and my family. That image is etched in my mind and will never ever go away.
I'm lucky to have these cue's so try to find yours because you will be surprise how powerful this is.