Are you often victimised by your mind? Do you know a brain is just a tool steered by your mind?
Have you ever heard of someone dying in an accident without any fatal injuries? It does happen. At times it happens out of shock. The mind identifies danger and signals the brain of fatality. Consequently, the mind takes over and the brain gives in. The good news is you can take the ownership and rule your mind. There are two ways you can control your thoughts:
One of them is to interrupt them by reprogramming your subconscious mind.
Second is by eliminating them. The latter generates peace of mind.
Certain art therapies also help in training minds. For instance, if you are sad, paint a rainbow. If you are stuck in your thoughts, draw spirals. You will soon find a way out. If you want clarity, try organizing things. When in anger, draw straight lines. It will release the turbulent emotions.
Besides, believe in the fact that you can train your mind.
Do not forget to read point no. 5, it is my personal favorite.
Do you know you become a victim of your own thoughts, the moment they emerge? Indeed. One negative thought puts you in a trap. Your emotional orientation is based on the degree of your feelings - positive or negative.
Make sure you are vigilant enough to acknowledge the culmination.
Once you spot the entry, act. Stop before you get engulfed in your own mess. The moment you realize you are entering the dark zone of negativity, hold on and speak to yourself - 'All is well'.
Believe me, it really works.
Thoughts do not say who you are. They just depict how you feel. Your thoughts don't make you. They are just impulses generated through your experiences.
Practice pausing between two thoughts. This way you will get time to focus. The fact is higher the intensity of a negative emotion, the farther you are from the solution. For instance, think of an angry child - he has no idea of how to solve the problem and keeps on reacting. This is human nature. The angrier you are the dumber you get. The aggression emphasizes on getting past the situation ASAP without really fulfilling your desire.
Try to pause if you want to look beyond.
Once you pause, you get the real picture. Identify the reason behind the negative emotion. I can give you a tip to make it a little bit easier: begin with how you're feeling and work backward. Every feeling we have is the direct result of something we were thinking. Another reason may be prior experiences.
Once you get better at identifying the cause, the next hack comes in handy.
This might sound a little weird but I have experienced it myself and it really works. If you want to get rid of something, accept it in its entirety. Once you accept it, face it and then abandon it. The best way is to write it down and maybe tearing it. Sometimes, scribbling over someone's picture also works.
I would really want to share my experience here. There was a female who was amazing at manipulations and so had wonderfully gained my disgust. Since I had to have her on my contact list, I saved her number by the name 'Bad Woman.' Quite content with my way of reacting, I thought I shall soon be off her. But surprisingly, this didn't work as an escape mechanism. I thought of traveling the other side (not that I was at leisure but the impact was far than disturbing. ) I renamed her as 'Forgive and forget' on my contact list. Within a few weeks, she literally flew off my mind. She lost her power and I was the master of my mind.
I realized how powerful subconscious thinking is.
Instead of thinking about the problem in black and white, evaluate it in shades of gray. Be your attorney and justify your reaction. You might end up blaming the situation or yourself, depending.
Whatever it is you will certainly have a clarity as to how things should have been.
The next time you face a similar instance, bingo! You have a predefined set of actions.
Not many of us know that negative emotions are hardwired to reoccur on the basis of distress and fear. Just because of the 'what-if' thought, do not strain your mind.
Point no. 9 will provide you a deeper insight.
Reactions are the actual troublemakers. One single thought before reacting resolves ninety-five percentage of the outcomes where we are victimized by our own minds. When you are efficient at pausing between two thoughts, you gradually get into the role of pausing before reacting as well.
Fear is mostly based on prior experiences and incidents. It hardly emerges out of logic and inferences. It is kind of auto response mode.
The power is in your hands to take the lead.
Whenever you get miffed up and your brain becomes a puppet of your own mind, perform a reality check. Take a survey. Evaluate whether your concerns are real or not. Maybe your mind has tricked you. The reasons have no impact in the real world.
It's all in your mind.
Be extremely cautious about transferring the power to your mind. There are times when you are in the middle of something and you are carried away by the thoughts. Imagine you are filing a report and suddenly you get carried away by the remarks your manager passed in the last meeting. Check. Stop. Speak to yourself - 'I am doing the report now. I need to focus on it. Everything else later.'
Take charge, don't give in.
A number of times you yourself are responsible for your sadness. Do not judge yourself. Talk to your self as you would to one of your friends who is in the same situation. Signal your mind that you are efficient. Do not surrender unnecessarily.
The most important trick to rule your mind as a master is to accept yourself with open arms. The mind works in your stride until the time you dignify your own self. The moment you start looking down, the minds rules. Get over your inner critic and portray yourself as a powerful carrier.
Choose your role - master or slave. The power is in your hands.
Do try out the tricks and share your experiences with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.