This is your Stigma Zapper. Seek out that which fascinates you in any moment. When you are fascinated by something, you are in one of the most relaxed states of mind available outside of deep sleep. Double down by seeking out and supporting other people's fascinations and get healthier together.
Just be you.
A relaxed but focused mind is the ideal state for allowing the body's immune system to operate at its best. When you are focusing on doing something that is of great interest to you, you are indirectly helping your body to heal.
We know it sounds a bit banal to say "Just be yourself", but reasearch is all pointing in that direction. Alter-egos, secrets and misleading puffery all lead to the kind of slow drip chronic stress that compromises your immune system. Being yourself is just the opposite. Being your most fascinated and most fascinating self can actually boost immune function.
Sally Hogshead - Author of How The World Sees You and Fascinate talks about how fascination is a state of mind that allows your body to relax. For those familiar with the concept of "flow" she draws parallels.
On her newest website "How to Fascinate" she investigates the value of fascinating people in the workplace: the application to stepping out of loneliness is a connection that can be easily made.
In her words; "From Renaissance scholars to Sigmund Freud, scholars have used the word fascination to describe the same hypnotic power of persuasion. But fascination is not the same as interest. Fascination is a neurological state of intense focus, one that creates an irresistible feeling of engagement. It's almost the same as falling in love."
Simply put, when you find your fascination others find you fascinating!
ASSIGNMENT #1 : Listen to the video below. Save yourself some time by starting at the 6:23 minute mark "you can't fall in love in 9 seconds..." and learn.
ASSIGNMENT #2 Log on to http://www.howtofascinate.com/get-my-profile and then Moodify your result.
EXTRA CREDIT Buy the book below. It's an amazing resource for helping to understand how and why people connect.