Find your rested mind
Posted Mon 30th Sep 19 - 2 mins read
What are you doing to help rest your mind at the moment?
What works for you probably varies from week to week and month to month as it does for me. So, I thought I would take the opportunity to share my current three faves with you. The key is to find what works for you wherever you are in you life and any given time and that's why you'll find it beneficial to tweak your rested mind toolkit from time to time.
Here's what's working for me right now:
They're all based around the idea of journaling, (so no cost involved) and they all have the desired effect of creating space in your head to think clearly for a moment.
1. Have a good old 'brain dump'
Don't think, just write whatever comes to mind and let your pen do the talking. There is no right or wrong, simply let your pen tell you what you mind needs to share.
You don't even need to read what you wrote, once all that stuff is put of your mind and on the page (or device) you create calm.
2. Express gratitude
To anyone who hasn't spent any time on being mindfully grateful I would recommend you give it a try.
Get your journal or your device (or even send yourself an email) and list all the things you can think of that you are grateful for in this moment.
Even if that's as simple as the great coffee your partner handed you this morning or that you got to work on time today, actively expressing gratitude can do great things for your mindset.
3. Consciously switch to positive self talk
(i.e. telling yourself good things)
The way I do this one is that I come up with two or three sentences, phrases or affirmations that sum up what I need to feel more positive about and write them down every day for a week or so, until I'm feeling better.
Sometimes I'll write them down a few times per day or if I feel I really need some additional strength I'll say them to myself too.
This one is good because it's a way of training your brain to automatically think positively so, when the shit hits the fan, instead of melting down you can check yourself and take a moment to re think.
It's definitely helped me to become more of a positive person instead of going straight for the bad side of things.
I have my bad days, of course, we all do but we are all a work in progress and this works for me.
Give each of these Rested Mind methods a try, stick with those that work for you and leave the ones that don't.
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