Monday, February 2, 2015

Read somewhere , like to share... Below are 5 limiting belief busting tips & tricks that have helped many interrupt negative habitual thought patterns, release limiting beliefs and lay down some new ‘mind grooves. Write it Out Buddhists often refer to the mind as monkey mind, as thoughts can shift from one to the next just as quickly as monkeys jump from branch to branch. Writing out your thoughts is a helpful way to ‘catch’ your thoughts & uncover what it is you are actually thinking. You may be surprised (and a little appalled) by the fearful & limiting thought patterns you weren’t even aware you were repeating! Consider trying a morning, Mind Dump, where you write without editing just to clear space for intentional thoughts. Mirror Work Louise Hay is a huge proponent of loving self talk. She suggests that every morning when you wake up you lovingly look at yourself in the mirror & tell yourself how wonderful you are & how much you love yourself. Many of you may feel resistance towards doing mirror work, but it can be very powerful & very healing. So try it out, and if it feels uncomfortable…keep trying. (Hey, if it’s good enough for Louise, it’s good enough for us, I say) Forgive & Forget It You are your own worst critic. Chances are if anyone spoke to you the way you speak to yourself at times, they’d be out the door. Though for a variety of reasons, you have created punitive & perfectionist thought patterns. These thoughts do not make you perfect or even better – they just make you feel like crap. So please try forgiving yourself instead of chastising yourself. The more quickly you can practice self compassion & forgiveness, the less harmful thought patterns you will employ. Brain Gym We all know that physical exercise releases ‘feel good’ chemicals in your brain. According to neuroscientist, Richie Davidson, so does learning something new but that’s not all. Davidson’s research shows that spending as little as 30 minutes a day, training your mind to do something different can result in measurable changes to your brain. This means more brain health, flexibility & the ability to adapt better as you age. So get committed to spending 30 minutes a day in your own brain gym and truly keep yourself healthy, body and mind. Meditation Sitting still & getting quiet slows the heart, the body & the mind. It puts you at peace & helps you separate yourself from your thoughts. Meditation is a proactive way to build more awareness, decrease mind chatter & ramp up mental strength. Creating new mind grooves isn’t about just thinking differently, it’s about feeling differently. And the truth of the matter is that when you feel good, you do good. In general people who feel good act more kindly towards one another, have more energy a&make more empowered choices. So it’s time to put your stake in the ground & use your awareness to get a hold of your negative habitual thoughts & behavior. New mind grooves are just a thought away.