Mindfulness

“If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and then make a change” – Michael Jackson

Or Batman if you get my reference.

Thoughts, thoughts, thoughts…

Have you ever sat down and really listened to your mind? I’ll bet you haven’t.

Or maybe you’re laying down in bed after a stressful day and trying to get to sleep, tossing and turning which makes you even more frustrated. “Oh god I can’t be bothered to wash the dog tomorrow. If only he hadn’t chased the cat around the muddy backyard oh and the cat needs his shots because of all the fights he’s gotten into. I can’t forget to pick up my prescription from the doctors. And dammit my idiot neighbor better not wake me up again like last time otherwise I’m going to explode!”

A whole list of racing thoughts can go running through your head. Checked the time yet? If I go to sleep now I’ll get exactly this many hours sleep before I have to get up. It continues, and continues and continues, if you let it that is.

Hard to unwind is something I am well and truly familiar with. Anxiety is a label I’d given to myself many years ago. Now I understand that it’s all about being mindful. Mindful of my thoughts, mindful of what I’m doing. We all have times of anxiety, fear and even depression, that’s normal. It’s our ability to lift ourselves out of the negative, junk that plays through our heads and essentially re-route the path.

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We go through life and let our minds essentially rule us when we should learn to control our minds and thoughts instead.

Our brain is always ticking over with thoughts and ideas, some good and some maybe not so good, a lot of useless thoughts can overtake us leading to crippling fear and anxiousness. Useless thoughts like, “Oh I can’t go and ask my boss for that”. Yes you can, why not?

So how do we figuratively control our minds? Well we can start by spending a little time each day in removing yourself from the real world. I touched on this briefly in my previous post, ‘How To Get Anything You Want’ and suggested meditation. It’s a great starting point, and you will find sometimes it’s not as easy as you think to sit down and zone out for 5 – 10 minutes. I choose mornings because when I wake, I’m still sleepy and calm. So I sit on the couch and switch on my Spotify ‘Calm Vibes’ playlist (thank you for the subscription sis-in-law). This is a part of learning to train your mind. After all the most important lesson I learned is that we must change our thoughts and beliefs to change our lives.

Before I forget, how’d you go with manifesting something random? I bet it worked. Let me know in the comments.

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