In today’s society, If you are not overachieving and extremely busy, you are an exception and not the norm. Though we are all aware and guilty of this; we continue to overextend, overachieve, and over stress ourselves to the point of breaking. Little do we realize that, by doing so we are hurting our body and mind.
Below are three simple tips that helps you to quiet your mind and enter a state of relaxation.
Practice the Art of Gratitude
Things that don't go our way - circumstances like spilling our coffee, locking our keys in the car, forgetting our lunch - drags us into extreme negativity. This disappoints us, makes us feel discontent and mostly this state of mind dictates our whole day. In such situations, rather than focusing on the things that make you disappointed or discontent, make a habit of focusing on things you can be grateful for in your life. Doing so will quickly shift your state of mind to a happy and content one. You can feel it immediately.
When something nice happens, we tend to smile for a moment. On the contrary, when something goes wrong, we get upset and disappointed. In those moments, in order to pull ourselves up from the discomfort, we need to focus on what we are grateful for in our lives. There may be people, places or even things that make you grateful for. Keeping the focus on gratitude always gives your mind something to smile about. This will help you to stay active, healthy and calm.
Spend Sometime Doing Nothing
Everyone is busy now and we all set our schedules to overflowing in such a way that we are unable to find some time solely for ourselves. Take a look back at your schedule and find out the things which you can delete and delegate from the list. Spend this time doing nothing and simply sit focusing your attention on breathing which is the primary step in all type of meditation practices. This will certainly recharge you by quieting your mind. Since the health of your body is closely related to your state of mind, it is also good for your overall wellness.
Be in The Present Moment
“Being in the present moment” called mindfulness is now a motto and if you really take the time to learn what it means, you will realize that it is one of the best tools to quiet your mind. It means that you should focus on the exact moment you are doing it, i.e, you should focus on the moment at hand and not on a past event or a moment ahead from now. This is a well-known techniques that comes from the Buddhist tradition for attaining peace of mind. Now clinical studies confirm its effectiveness in reducing mind related issues like stress, anxiety and depression and improving productivity.
The best tip for quieting your mind is to put that on your schedule. Put it in with a big red pen on your calendar, text yourself a reminder, and place it on your list of things-to-do list.
The Role of Mindfulness In Improving Well-Being
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Love these tips, thank you so much for sharing
Agree with these 3 tips. I suggest to make it into a daily practice. By making it into a routine, you take out the decision making aspect if you should do it or not. So, you don’t need to schedule it, but it’s ingrained in your core value and belief system.
Really useful for anyone clearing out the stresses in their lives, rely good tips and motivational
This is a great post! I definitely struggle with doing nothing😂I’m working on points 1 & 3 but could certainly dedicate more time to embracing the second point! Thanks for sharing
I practice Gratitude in every aspect of my life, and its powerful thing that can uplift your spirit everyday.
Really liked your post. I agree with you. We all live extreme and increasingly stressful lives. It’s harder and harder to just disconnect. I have recently found that meditating everyday really makes a difference in my overall wellness and health. I am trying it practice more mindfulness throughout the day. Let’s see how not goes.
Great insight into how to relieve one’s mind. Especially the point about gratitude. It’s so hard to have gratitude and yet, once a person notices the worth of what they have, the weight of the problems does not seem so bad.