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Three Tips to Quiet Your Mind

If you are not extremely busy in today’s society, you are the exception and not the rule. We are all in

high gear; we overextend, overachieve, and overstress ourselves to the point of breaking. This can have

lasting negative effects on our health! Here are a few ways to break the cycle:


It is so easy to be upset when things do not go our way. From the moment we spill our coffee, lock our

keys in the car, and forget our lunch, a spiral of circumstances can set us off into a tailspin of negativity.

We can choose to stay in a state of discontent and let that dictate our day, or we can be grateful for the

other things in our lives even if they are not present in front of us right now.

Did you ever notice that when something nice happens, we tend to smile for a moment and then move

on? However, when something goes wrong, we feel the need to tell everyone and anyone that will

listen. It is in those exact moments that we need to focus on what we are grateful for, and that is how

we can instantly change our perspective and attitude.

Keeping the focus on gratitude offers your mind something to smile about, regardless of outside

circumstances. Focusing on people, places, and even things that make you grateful, gives your mind a

break from stress!


Everyone has a busy schedule; that is a fact. We all tend to create schedules that are overflowing and

then complain that we do not have time for ourselves! Take a good hard look at your schedule and see

what you can delete and what you can delegate. If you are going to have a healthy mind, you need to

take care of it just as you would your body, and that means giving it some rest.

One tip for quieting your mind is to put it on your schedule. Put it in big red pen on your calendar, text

yourself a reminder, and place it on your list of things to do this week. Take time for you.

Stay in the Moment

Being in the moment has become a cliché; however, if you really take the time to focus on what it

means, you can start to practice quietening your mind. Focus on what you are doing at the exact

moment you are doing it. If you are washing a dis focus on the water, the soap bubbles and the dish in

your hand. When you take time to do this, you will be in the moment and not two days from now when

something big is scheduled.

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