Why good? Confusion gets your brain going, makes you think harder. Thinking before acting is the heart of EFT’s Game Plan. So confusion is good.
Not always good, however. If something is too confusing, the brain shuts down.
Why the admen and women use confusion, particular in television ads. All TV ads ask you to imagine something: a more perfect you, a faster car, romance, a day at the beach, winning something or making money.
When someone asks you to imagine something the purpose is to entrance you, in other words, to hypnotize you. Here’s a common and very simple hypnotic induction script:
- Get comfortable.
- Close your eyes.
- Imagine you are getting more and more relaxed.
- Count backwards from ten with me and with each number grow more relaxed.
- 10, 9, 8, 6, 7, 5, 4, 2, 3, 1.
- Enjoy feeling relaxed.
Notice how the numbers are confusing.?
Think you cannot be hypnotized? Think again. Remember the time you bought something and when you get that something home found yourself regretting and wondering why.
Salinger was right when he pointed out that confusion weakens individual will power.
Emotional Fitness Tips
Tip one: Become more aware of those who try to confuse you to get you to do things their way.
Tip two: When confusion feels painful, remember what matters: act kindly or not at all.
Tip three: Boost your self-soothing skills and your ability to stay in control of your choices.
For more help strengthening these skills buy Self-Soothing, How to Create Calmness in Your Life. It costs less than a latte and does more good.
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Links of Interest
These links are for those not familiar with Emotional Intelligence or the idea of Emotional Fitness.
• Emotional Intelligence (en.wikipedia.org)
• The five components of emotional Intelligence (www.sonoma.edu)
• About Emotional Fitness Training (emotionalfitnesstraining.com)
An Emotional Fitness Program for Parents (amazon.com)