The mind is a pleasing servant, but also can be a treacherous master. If you don’t control your mind, your mind will control you. The mind can serve as a very powerful tool when you learn it’s principles. There are principles governing every actions you take. Everything that happens to you in reality has already happened within your subconscious mind. When you look around your world today, you will find out that everything that exists were once great ideas conceived from within. Your mind consciously stores everything; all your mental dispositions. When you always think positive thoughts, your mind will constantly be impressed with positive ideas; and in turn your life will be steered in the positive direction.
Take a look at three (3) mental exercises that will change your life;
1. Learn to spend time alone.
The saying “an idle mind is the devil’s workshop” is unequivocally true because your mind is most vulnerable to negative influences when idle. Negative thoughts can gain a foothold on you when alone and your mind is inactive. Idleness is the father of all kinds of vices. Idleness can be likened to one seated unguarded in the enemy’s lair. Learn to spend time alone without being idle. While spending time alone, occupy your mind with positive thoughts that will gear you to take proactive steps. Discard any negative thoughts that causes fear and uneasiness. Get comfortable with being alone and happy with yourself, for it will empower you.
2. Take conscious actions.
The mind records everything. It records every action you take, whether intentional or unintentional. These actions form the pattern in which your life progresses. Your life is continually steered by your thoughts and actions. The saying “you can be no more than you believe you are” is also relatable because life will never give you more than it believes you can handle. Your actions prove everything you believe. Always take conscious actions. By taking conscious actions, you strengthen your subconscious mind. By so doing, your life becomes more focused and planned. Taking conscious actions will help you get your life back in order if you have ever sidetracked.
3. Focus on things you can control.
Life is a mystery. Trying to understand why things happen the way they do is beyond the grasp of the human mind. When you spend time dwelling on things that you can’t control, you in turn lose touch of the things you can control. Don’t worry yourself with thoughts of “what might have been”. What might have been will always be an abstraction. The fact that it never happened or that it happened the way it did should be enough reason to let it go and stop tormenting yourself. Continually thinking about the past won’t give life to dead situations, but rather put your life on hold from experiencing the gift of the present (here and now). Life is a gift and can only be appreciated when you are truly grateful for all that you have left and not brooding over what you think you have been deprived of. Focus on only the things you can control. Whenever things appear to be getting out of control, take away its only power; your attention.
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