I think we’ve all had those really annoying moments when our heads get filled with thoughts coming left and right, and even though you want to control them, it’s just not easy to do. You feel as if there’s a voice that keeps coming and coming saying all kinds of things.
The situation gets worse if you are going through challenging times, or are dealing with stressing situations in your life. There are some good tips to help you get a hold of your thoughts, and steer them in a better direction, or calm them altogether. Conditioning your mind is training your mind to slowly make negative thoughts or excessive thoughts settle down. I myself have found that meditation has helped tremendously. We all need quiet and peaceful moments on a daily basis, and even if you only have 10 minutes to spare for it, the benefits are very worth those 10 minutes. I will tell you one of the biggest tips right now: Go out in nature. Yes! Nature has healing abilities, especially for your emotional mind, and spirit. Force yourself to get out there around some trees, near a river, or by the beach, especially when your head is spinning with thoughts. You will find serenity, calmness and a sense of peacefulness if you give in to nature. Lets see some additional great information…
This is a really hard thing for most people to do. It seems that once we hit about 30, we’ve trained ourselves to think, think, think so much that we can’t get our minds to stop doing it.
This is especially hard when we want to sleep or rest or relax, or when something HORRIBLE that really upsets us has our attention and we can’t stop thinking about it.
It’s like a really annoying person that just won’t shut up about something you don’t want to hear anything about, but that person is stuck inside your own head.
So, in this lens, I am outlining two tricks that I have learned, that if you get really good at them, will enable you to shut your mind off, or at least think about things that feel better or in a way that doesn’t cause you so much anguish. (start practicing now, because you get better at it the more you do it!)
I’m assuming that distraction (taking a walk or watching TV) or something else less mild hasn’t worked, so that’s why we are pulling out the big guns here.
Don’t worry, it’s possible to learn to quiet your mind. If I can do it, anyone can 🙂