Discover How You Perceive Time

Everyone has a physical concept of time in relation to their body.

This can be discovered by trying out the following process, beginning with looking for where you feel the the past in relation to your body.

To do this, consider the following:

Think of an event that occurred in the past (primary school, buy your first car, buy your first house), looking for a feeling, sound or image that comes to mind. Once you recall that image of the event that happened in the past, point to it.

Note the direction you point and then repeat this process for a event that is due to happen in your future (finish school, buy a new house, buy a new car, getting married).

Once you have the direction of your future and past, it is time to determine whether you are In Time or Through Time. To do this, notice the following:

The past is in one direction and the future is in the opposite direction, now connect the two points to create your time line (like a stream of paint, or a close line, or what ever image comes up for you). Notice if they connect and how that is occurring.  Is it a line, circle, spring, wave or something else?  Does it pass through your body at any point or does it pass outside your body?

If it goes through your body at any point you are in time orientated. If you find that it does not pass through your body, you are through time orientated.

And it is that simple, this is how you perceive time. You can use this information to sort out your day to set goals (goals into your future), deal with past problems (using NLP techniques) or just play with improving your memory or productivity.

Rock and Roll

Rob

PS. What’s the one thing you don’t do, that would cause the most positive change in your life?

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