Try This to Slow Down Your Racing Thoughts
DO YOU EVER FEEL LIKE YOUR THOUGHTS ARE TAKING OVER YOUR WORLD?
Chances are, you do.
You have a lot of decisions to make, things to do. And that’s a good thing. We want big, beautiful lives.
Or maybe your thoughts are more about negative things, such as something you’ve gone through recently, or how someone has mistreated you.
Whether it’s awful, terrific or worrisome thoughts rolling around in your head, the cure is always the same…slow it down. Research proves we problem solve better when we are enjoying life and when we are able to focus clearly.
I’m fortunate to work with some of the highest achievers you can imagine. Many are award-winning influencers, psychologists and business leaders whose livelihoods depend on their ability to stay focused and come up with innovative ideas each day.
BIG LIFE = LOTS TO THINK ABOUT.
So how do they manage it all? They get things off their plate and out of their mind. Here are some of their top tips:
#1. All day, every day, practice mindfulness. Mindfulness is the practice of focusing deeply on one thing at a time.
#2. Get rid of things that aren’t working. Take the time to think through what’s effective, productive, and is getting results. Stop doing everything else.
#3. Focus on what needs to be done today, and put everything else on your calendar for other days.
#4. Batch tasks. Multi-tasking makes you crazy and less effective. Chunk your time to do things that are like one another.
#5. Practice stillness. Nature walks, meditation, yoga. You have to give your brain a rest for it to be effective. Our brains need as much care as our bodies.
Healthy thinking equals happy life. And healthy thinking is a practice—we work at it each day. Take the time to implement your favorite of these ideas today. You deserve it.
With love, Tami