“The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.” — Marissa Peer
I’m beginning to think that our main goal in life is to figure out how our brain works so we can manage our mind and use it to our advantage.
Some people are fortunate to discover this when they’re young, for others, like me, it takes much longer. Unfortunately for some, they never realize it. What you think determines your health, wealth, happiness, success, etc. Almost everything that happens in your life is a result of your thoughts! There is plenty of research and evidence to back it up.
If managing the mind is so important. How do you do it? I’ve got 5 tools you can start using right now!
1. High 5 Yourself
Start a habit of High 5ing yourself in the mirror every morning when you wake up. To help you remember to do it, stack it with a habit you already have like brushing your teeth. Try to think to do it every time you pass a mirror throughout the day. Celebrating yourself has a positive impact on how you feel about yourself. For a deep dive into why this works, read Mel Robbins book The High 5 Habit. It’s amazing!
2. Declarations and Affirmations
- A declaration states an official intention or the desire to undertake a particular course of action.
- An affirmation is the an act of saying or showing that something is true. As though it’s already happened.
Utilizing either, or both, of these is most affective when you say them aloud in from of a mirror. Affirmations are great but sometimes the mind has a hard time believing them. In that case a declaration may work better. The difference is that a declaration requires action on your part. T. Harv Eker talks about it more in depth in his book Secrets of The Millionaire Mind.
3. Right Language
The words you say to yourself can be self sabotaging or self-empowering. Shifting the words you use can have a profound impact on how you feel and think. Use positive, uplifting, powerful words like "can," "have," "will," "choose," and "create" to support your mind. Limit the use of “need,” “want,” “should,” “don’t,” “can’t,” and similar words. A book I recommend on words and how they affect you is Conscious Language by Robert Tennyson Stevens.
4. Coach or Mentor
Get connected with a life or wellness coach. They can help you discover how what you’re thinking is affecting your life. Or seek out a mentor. There are plenty on line with info on websites and in YouTube videos. Podcasts are another great source of guidance and inspiration. Some of my favorites for mind work are Marissa Peer, Louise Hay, Mel Robbins, Bob Proctor, and Les Brown but there are lots of them. Find a couple that resonate with you and listen to them regularly.
5. Essential Oils
The aroma of certain essential oils can influence how you think and feel. The directly affect the limbic system, mood center of the brain. Plus, oils are made up of energy that vibrates on different wavelengths. This energy can help you release negative thoughts and emotions and encourage positive, uplifting ones. It’s really quite fascinating!
Several essential oils that I use on a regular basis are Believe, Gratitude, Release, Clarity, Envision, Acceptance, and Joy.
If you haven’t tried essential oils yet, what are you waiting for? Just do it! They really work. Click the button below to set up a time to talk. I’ll help you determine which oils can work best for you. Or click HERE to order.
Even the pros and people who teach on the subject struggle to manage their mind at times. According to the Cleveland Clinic, the average person has 60,000 thoughts per day,. Of those thoughts: 95 percent repeat each day, and, on average, 80 percent of repeated thoughts are negative.
Try this out too. When you're having a negative thought, say to yourself “thank you for sharing” or “cancel, cancel, cancel”. Interrupting the negative thought is effective because you can only think one thought at a time.
I'd love to know if you try any of these out and how it worked for you. Share in the comments.
Love what you read here? Subscribe for updates.
Follow me on Social:
Note: There may be affiliate links in this post. • I am not a doctor. All information is for educational use only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional.