It’s important to every once in a while open up the mind and see where it takes one. In a world that is ever changing, we loose sight on what is important to us and who we are as a person.
I’ve always believed that I am a head strong person that can do anything and get anywhere I want, but in retrospect, I have my off days which have started to appear more frequently. I did not notice it at first, but then I started to notice small changes in my behaviour. I was not as positive or energetic and I slowly started to do less in the day. I lost sight of who I am and focused more on everything that is negative in my life.
To bring myself back into a more positive mindset and a place of mindful thinking, I started to meditate and here is what happend:
I started to focus on my breathing, noticing how when I get nervous, my breath quickens. I noticed that there are many things that make me nervous.
After I understood that I get nervous quickly, I started to focus on meditating on ways to control the nervousness. This helped immensely by showing me that there is more than one way to do something and that sometimes the nervous feeling, is not just being nervous, it’s excitement or in other cases fear.
As I meditated, I found that one emotion lead to another deeper emotion having a snow ball effect in my already cluttered and chaotic brain. To change my way of thinking, I first have to de-clutter my mind like a cluttered bedroom that needs cleaning before being able to study peacefully in it.
How to declutter
- Sit with your eyes closed and spend 4 minutes quickly sorting through everything that is making you nervous.
- Focus on your breathing, do not change the way you breath, just focus on how you are breathing.
- Take 3 deep breaths in and slowly release it while you let go of any negative thoughts and push them aside. Spend 2 minutes releasing the negative thoughts.
- Then finally take one deep breath and slowly open your eyes.
I know it sounds utterly ridiculous, I had the same thoughts too about not believing in breathing methods to help release anxiety, fear, stress, or excitement. In truth, every person’s body, mind and soul works differently and you have to experiment to find what works for you.
After decluttering your thoughts you can focuse on breathing positivity, happiness, and warmth into you mind. This will help improve your overall mood, mental stability and sleep.
How to breath positively
- Close your eyes and breath deeply.
- When you have found a rhythm in your breathing, breath in stuff that makes you happy or a positive affirmation.
- Hold the breath for a tiny bit.
- Then finally release the breath as you release any negative thoughts clouding your brain.
- Do this a few more times till you feel calm and then open your eyes.
I really hope that these tips helped you or guided you into discovering more about yourself and your mental health. Stay mIndfulyhealthy.