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Mental Health

Three Tips to Quiet Your Mind

If you are not overachieving and extremely busy in today’s society, you are the exception and not the norm. We are all guilty of this; we overextend, overachieve, and overstress ourselves to the point of breaking. Little do we realize, however, that we are hurting our body by hurting our mind.

The Art of Gratitude

It is so easy to be upset when things do not go our way. From the moment we spill our coffee, lock our keys in the car, and forget our lunch, a spiral of circumstances can set us off into a tailspin of negativity. However, we can choose to stay in a state of discontent and let that dictate our day, or we can be grateful for the other things in our lives even if they are not present in front of us right now.

Did you ever notice that when something nice happens, we tend to smile for a moment and then move on? However, when something goes wrong, we feel the need to tell everyone and anyone that will listen. It is in those exact moments of discontent that we need to focus on what we are grateful for, and it is then and only then that we will pull ourselves up from discontent.

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Keeping the focus on gratitude offers your mind something to smile about, regardless of outside circumstances. Focusing on people, places, and even things that make you grateful gives your mind the quiet respite that it needs to stay active and healthy in the future.

A Time for Nothingness

Everyone has a busy schedule; that is a known fact. We all set our schedules to overflowing and then complain that we do not have time for ourselves. Take a good hard look at your schedule and see what you can delete and what you can delegate. If you are going to have a healthy mind, you need to take care of it just as you would your body. One cannot function healthily without the other.

The best tip for quieting your mind is to put that on your schedule. Put it in big red pen on your calendar, text yourself a reminder, and place it on your list of things to do this week.

Take a Moment

Being in the moment has become a cliché; however, if you really take the time and trouble to learn what that means, you will learn how to quiet your mind. Focus on what you are doing at the exact moment you are doing it.

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In this way, you are focused on the moment at hand and not two days from now when something big is arising. These are just three helpful tips for quieting your mind.

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10 months ago

These are great tips and I agree we often focus on the negative when things go wrong, but we should focus on gratitude instead. It is also beneficial to have some time to do nothing!

Dr. W. Santiago | Literal Med

Yes, time for nothingness is extremely important to calm your mind. I have been doing it recently and it works. Thanks!

10 months ago

I love these tips so much!!!

10 months ago

Great tips! We go to the gym to train our bodies but we tend to forget that our mind needs attention too. We need to take care of our mental health too. As it can also affect our physical health and well-being.

10 months ago

Thank you so much, wonderful tips!! Gratitude is such a game-changer!!

10 months ago
Reply to  Nicolle

Gratitude is a game changer, which should be used by more, hah.

Stephanie Pick
Stephanie Pick
10 months ago

I love that you said give your mind something to smile about, so beautifully put. Thanks, a lovely post😊

10 months ago
Reply to  Stephanie Pick

Thank you, I’m glad you liked it. Thank you for stopping by also.

Lori Cortinas
10 months ago

I am pretty committed to a time of nothingness. I schedule my “me” days so I can be sure to have days where I can relax, take a mental break, and be lazy. But what I do struggle with and need to work on is being present.

9 months ago

Amazing post! Just needed that! Thanks for these tips

7 months ago

I love this so much! Quiet time and nothingness!!! Great tips!

7 months ago

What fantastic tips, and all I know I should practice more… thank you for the nudge and reminder.. for that I am grateful

7 months ago

Brilliant points and so important to practice!

7 months ago

These are reminders I needed! Thanks for a great read!

7 months ago

Being grateful is such a great way to focus on the good

jimmy clare | CrazyFitnessGuy

great reminders that everyone need

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