The mind is very powerful. It can create a happy life for us or an unhappy one. But it all comes down to what thoughts are you planting in your mind.
Mindfulness was and still is a big movement. But how often do you mind your thoughts? There is a constant chatter going on in your mind every minute of every day. Experts guesstimate that the brain has an average of 60,000 – 80,000 thoughts per day, which translates to 2,500 – 3,300 thoughts per hour. This in itself is mind boggling, so how can you be mindful with so many thoughts all the time?
Sadly, the majority of our thoughts are negative. It’s how we’re programmed as human beings. So how do you keep your thoughts in check? Because it’s very easy to have your negative thoughts take control of your daily life, which if left unattended day after day, will create an unhappy life.
Here are a few ideas ideas to help you plant seeds of happiness:
- Before getting out of bed, visualize what a great day you will have.
- Get up 30 minutes earlier and have some quiet time to relax your body and mind.
- Everyday write down at least 3 things you’re grateful for.
- Write down positive affirmations and repeat them to yourself throughout the day.
- While exercising repeat positive mantras in your mind.
- Read inspiring quotes and start a collection of them to have on hand.
- Take time off from social media.
- Take a break from your phone and set times to check in.
- Go for a walk or hike outside, enjoy the sunshine and reconnect with nature.
- Listen to a good Life Coach or Motivational Speaker.
- Spend a few minutes every morning visualizing where you want to go in life and the person you want to be.
- Meditate daily. If you’re not sure what to do, then start with a guided meditation.
- Create art like painting, sculpting or drawing Zentangles.
It’s normal to try something new and go right back to your old habits. But pay attention when this happens and make the decision to get back on track. The choice is yours, sow some positivity.
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“Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.” ~Earl Nightingale