Guest blog by Cathy, a fitness writer at Garage Gym Planner.
Sitting in my garden, I am thinking how my life has changed upside down in the past few months. It’s astounding when I delve into it.
I must share with you what I went through. Not too long ago, I was at the lowest point in my life. I broke up with my girlfriend, went into depression, got addicted to drinking, and lost my job.
At the time, I only had two options:
(1) Throw in the towel and end my life
(2) Motivate myself to overcome my problems and lead a successful life.
While the first option seemed easier at the time, I decided to heal myself hoping life has something better in store.
Fast forward to the present, I lead a happy and successful life. I am very positive, loving, and understanding and forgiving.
I got my first shade of hope by watching videos on positive affirmations and learning how positive thinking can change one’s life.
It all starts with the mind. If you learn how to keep your mind clean and positive, your actions will become positive and consequently you’ll be able to accomplish anything you want in life.
A healthy mind is one that is filled with positive thoughts. But unfortunately, there is too much negativity than positivity around us. News on crime, rape, murder, accident, and death that are spreading like wildfire on the Internet and negative people who spread negative energy around us can easily load our mind with negativity and affect our thoughts and actions in the wrong way.
Imagine what will be the state of your mind when too much of negativity goes into it. Poor subconscious mind, it becomes an innocent victim of negativity and impacts our behavior and actions the same way.
If you are looking for a string of positive changes to take place in your life, you need to break your habit and create a positive environment for yourself. Remember, what you read, what you see, what you hear and whom you talk to are some important things that will influence you. Here are some tips to kick out negativity and feed positivity into your mind.
One of the most powerful ways to disconnect negative thoughts is to practice mindfulness meditation. People who meditate on a daily basis are said to be more relaxed and less anxious than those who don’t. Researchers have found that meditation boosts the growth of myelin, a protective brain tissue that enhances the mood of a person. Meditation allows you to see the world and yourself in a positive light and increases your self-confidence. With an expert guidance and commitment, you can restore the lost peace in your life.
Fine, you want to know what’s happening in the world, so you track the news in TV channels and newspapers. But, it’s also important that you keep distance from any form of negative news. Today, the media is heavily centered on pain and sufferings and let’s not forget that they are too good at exaggerating and making up stuff for publicity.
Let’s face it. There is no point in worrying too much about things that we have very little or no control over. As far as possible, try to stay away from watching, reading or hearing negative stories. Shutting the doors on negativity will open a new room for tons of positive things in life.
3. Surround yourself with successful people
To get benefited from a relationship, you need to let go of negative people and hold hands with positive people. Learn to spend more time in the company of people who respect, appreciate, and support you rather than criticize and abuse. Their positive vibe will help attract positivity into your life. At workplace or business, look to develop relationship with successful people who have a positive outlook on their lives.
Exercises are not just for the body but also for the mind. When you work out, your body boosts the production of serotonin, dopamine, and endorphin all of which are linked to controlling stress and relaxing your mind. Make it a point to exercise at least 30 minutes daily. If you don’t have time to head to the gym or outdoors, consider setting up your own garage gym so that you can exercise at your convenient time without finding an excuse to skip your sessions.
5. Spend some time doing things that you love
Doing a job that you don’t love or working with people you don’t like can bitterness to your daily life. The best way to get rid of the sourness is to give yourself some time to do things or participate in activities that you truly love. When you do things that you’re passionate about, you will start attracting positive feelings into your life. It can be playing games, watching an MMA match, or heading out to a nature-friendly place, do things that will give you an enjoyable experience.
There you go! These are simple but powerful ways to break your negative habits and make your mind healthy and powerful. If you have more suggestions, please comment them below. Cheers!
Cathy is a fitness writer at garagegymplanner.com. She writes regularly on topics revolving around exercise and diet and helps educate readers on the best ways to improve their health and looks naturally.