Mindfulness can be difficult in the middle of the hustle and bustle of life. Time is always at a premium. But you don’t need to meditate every day to experience the benefits of mindfulness at work. Here are a few ways you can inject mindful moments into your day so you can de-stress and do your best.
Daily brain breaks are key for mental and emotional health. Giving your mind a rest throughout the day allows it to recharge, stay focused and positive. Included with the reasons you need to give your mind a break during the day are ways to do so.
Everyone has uncomfortable emotions or undesirable habits they want to change. Fortunately, you can develop new methods to cope with those issues and improve your life. Use this 4-step method to handle unwanted thoughts that can derail your focus.
Some people vilify the subconscious, comparing it to the devil, because they feel it brings only bad things to them. What they don’t realize is that it’s also allowed all the good experiences that they’ve had. The subconscious only brings into their lives what they’ve programmed it to do by directed thoughts or the average of their ideas. The subconscious can’t initiate anything. It can only do what you tell it to do. So if you have something in your life that you don’t want, it’s because somehow you’ve conditioned your subconscious to create it. The good news is that you can change that thought. The bad news is that it takes determination, consistency and persistence to do so. But it can be done.
The one thing you have control over in your life is what you think about. A positive mindset is vital for you to fulfill your goals. But beyond that is how to get your subconscious mind to help you in your pursuit of successfully achieve your goals and vision. Learn a tactic that works with your subconscious mind’s natural tendency to help you.
Thank you for joining me. I’d like to share a tip to help
you achieve your goals more easily, even when life seems chaotic. I’m Linda-Ann
Stewart, a vision strategist, helping business women align their heart with
their vision and program their life for success.
Sometimes, I know it feels like your mind is like a
runaway train, and you’re at the mercy of your thoughts. But that’s not true.
In the book, “A Search for Meaning,” psychiatrist and
neurologist Viktor Frankl explored his experience as a WWII concentration camp
of the insights he arrived at during his incarceration was that he might not be
able to control his surroundings, but he was in charge of his mind. He had the
freedom of choice of what to think about. If he can choose what to think in
that tragic situation, you can choose your thoughts, as well.
why would you want to think more positively when life seems to be falling
apart? Because the way you think about a situation or condition affects how you
behave and the decisions you make. Your attitude towards a challenge either
opens up innovation and creativity for you to find a solution or it closes your
resources down and boxes you in.
you seek answers and a positive result, your subconscious mind will look for
opportunities to help you. After mulling over a problem, haven’t you ever had
the answer come to you out of the blue? That’s your subconscious mind helping
tip for you is two-fold and is going to sound airy-fairy, but it’s not. This is
to help you prime your subconscious mind to work for you. The first part is to
imagine what your best outcome could be. What is your best case scenario? Just
think that through. That gives your subconscious mind a model to follow. You’re
letting it know what you want.
second part is to ask a question. Your subconscious mind is a problem solver.
That’s its role. And it doesn’t like unanswered questions. Ask something like,
“How could this come about the easiest way possible?” or “What
do I need to do next?” Something like that.
not try to answer the question consciously, or guess how it could happen. If
you do, you’ll interfere with your subconscious mind’s work. When faced with a
question, your subconscious mind must find an answer.
stay open to ideas and insights that flash into your conscious awareness, even
if they may seem unlikely. The point is to stay open. What you’ll find is that
one of those ideas will take you on the next step to your goal.
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Thank you for watching. What questions are you going to ask your subconscious mind to help you fulfill your goal? Take care.
Expressing gratitude isn’t just a new age fad. There are multiple studies that show that it increases optimism, changes the brain, improves a sense of connection with others and much more. Learn just how important it is and how a small change in your focus can bring you massive rewards.
To be happier, you have to practice behaviors that lead to happiness. The teachings of the Stoics can help you become more mindful, objective and peaceful. They established some trainings that give you tactics to deal with challenges so you retain your mental and emotional balance.
Mindfulness can not only cause you to feel calmer, more optimistic and kinder, it can also help you professionally. The more you choose to practice this technique the more benefits you receive. This article breaks mindfulness down into three steps: Stop. Breathe. Think about your thinking.
Some people object to boundaries, believing that they should accept the way other people treat them, no matter what. They have a mistaken belief that boundaries keep other people out. Boundaries actually give people a sense of security, knowing what is acceptable and what is not. Remember that the Universe has set boundaries for you. It’s called the Law of Cause and Effect. When you transgress, and do something less than enlightened, then you reap the consequences. It’s the same with the boundaries you have for other people. If they step over the line, then they get to experience the consequences. Boundaries don’t change other people, they just give them the opportunity to change the way they treat you.
Mindset is at the core of every success and blocks that you might have. It affects how you perceive the world and whether you feel capable of overcoming obstacles. You believe what you tell yourself and then act on those beliefs. To align your beliefs with your desired outcomes, use these strategies to shift your attitudes.
When you feel overwhelmed, your mind shuts down and you can feel paralyzed. So you deal with what’s immediate, or escape to watch cat videos. Instead, use tactics such as taking a walk, breathing or gratitude. If those don’t work, try these tips to keep calm and carry on.
Emotional manipulators defy logic. They derive satisfaction from controlling you and creating chaos. They can cause you to doubt yourself and destroy your self-esteem. But you can learn how to spot them. When you do, trust yourself and stay away from them. They don’t want to be a positive force in your life.
Question: Can I use affirmations for different issues in the same day?
Answer: I’d suggest that unless the affirmations are for the same issue you not use them the same day. It’s not so much that it would confuse your subconscious as it would overload it if they’re on different issues.
Imagine you’re having to work on several different projects at the same time. You’d feel overwhelmed and wouldn’t get any of them done quickly. It would take much more time to get them all done, taking more time than if you’d done each separately.
I suggest you focus on one issue at a time. If you do want to add another affirmation, making it one for general improvement would be helpful.
“Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember–the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.”- Zig Ziglar
Sometimes people criticize you simply because they’re envious and that’s the only way they can make themselves feel better. If they put you down, somehow it elevates them and they can feel superior. When this happens, just consider the source and go about your business. It’s not your job to make them feel better. Your job is to fulfill your potential.
Not everyone is going to approve of you, your opinions or your decisions. And that’s okay. There’s no way anyone can give you unconditional approval, no matter how much they love you. Remember the old saying, “You can please some of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time.” (Abraham Lincoln) The same is true of approval. The best thing you can do for yourself and everyone else is to live up to your own values and please yourself.
How you respond to stress is greatly determined by whether you believe you are helpless or in control of your destiny. Your choices created your results, and you make them based on how empowered you feel. Discover how you can develop your personal power and take charge of your life.
In general, people will defend any attempt to get them out of their comfort zone, whether it’s good for them or not. But people who think about others tend to make changes that are beneficial for them. Compassion unlocks your capacity for self-improvement.
Being “in the moment” reduces stress, pain and improves well being. It’s a form of mindfulness, where you are paying attention to what you’re doing and feeling at that point in time. But it’s a skill that takes some practice to develop, but the effort is worth it as it will leave you better off.