Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night with frantic thoughts about all you need to get done the next day? Do you show up to work at the beginning of the day unsure about where to start because you have so much to do and no time to get it done?
Everyone has these feelings from time to time, but you can learn to calm your mind. A calm mind is a more attentive and proactive mind, and in learning to remove anxious thoughts, you can learn to enjoy your life far more than you already do!
How to Calm Your Mind
When you have a mind that will not stop, you usually are hard-pressed to find inner peace. The more your mind races, the more anxious and frustrated you may become, and this can lead to unproductive days, weeks, and even months. You don't have to continue to live this way. There are many ways to calm your overactive mind and you really can learn how to live a more calm and peaceful life.
If your mind starts running a million miles a minute and you're not sure which way to turn next, try to pause and repeat a positive affirmation. I know, this brings to mind Stuart Smalley from SNL but, when you use the power of positive self-talk, you will program your mind to work in a new and different way.
When things seem as if they are getting out of hand, you can use an affirmation such as, "I trust my ability to relax. I am calm and peaceful." Although this may not be the case at the moment, if you repeat this constantly you will start to believe it. This will help you change your inner dialogue in those moments when you are tempted to succumb to the craziness surrounding you. Feelings follow actions.
Positive affirmations are important because they give you permission to turn off the negative dialogue in your mind and replace it with positive thoughts. The negative dialogue feeds the feelings of turmoil, and when you replace them with peaceful affirmations, you change your life, one positive statement at a time.
If you have a hard time believing that this strategy will work for you, give it a try with an open heart and mind. I promise you, it really does work! In no time at all, you'll feel more peaceful and reap the benefits in every area of your life.
Many of us feel like we cannot do anything about the crazy lives we lead and the inner discontent we feel. I can assure you that this is not true! When you use positive affirmations, you can reprogram your brain so that it pays more attention to positive thoughts. You will be surprised to find how quickly a positive affirmation such as, "I trust that there is a plan for my life, even if it has yet to be revealed to me" can work for you.
If you feel like your life has gotten off course and you don't think it's possible to lead a calm life, why not give a peaceful affirmation a chance? If you repeat affirmations often enough, you'll soon begin to believe them, and you'll turn a seemingly simple statement into reality.