There are various ways to calm the mind and the endless quantities of thoughts that keep passing through the mind. Why do you need to calm your mind at all? Most people appreciate a calm mind only when under pressure, when they are worried, or when they need to focus.
A Calm Mind Is Helpful in Many Situations
- Do you get easily nervous and irritated?
- Do you have fears and doubts that cause you to suffer?
- Do you have difficulties falling asleep at night?
- Do certain thoughts keep obsessing your mind, giving you no rest?
- Do you get agitated in every situation?
- Do you have difficulties focusing your mind?
If you experience any of the above situations, then you certainly need to learn how to calm your mind.
Overhinking, restless thoughts, impatience, fears and worries cause lack of inner peace, lack of concentration and the inability to think clearly. This leads to making errors, confusion, the inability to make decisions and to failure.
If you want to achieve more in life, you must know how to calm your mind, so that you stay focused and think clearly.
How to Calm the Mind – Tips
Spend time doing something you love doing.
Find the time each day, to do something you love doing, such as a hobby, reading, listening your favorite music, etc.
Spend quiet time alone
Find the time to be alone, to relax your body and mind, even only for a few minutes if you cannot afford more.
Give yourself some time for reflection, meditation or any activity that relaxes, such as yoga, Tai Chi, or walking on the beach or in the forest.
Use positive words or language
Your words affect your subconscious mind, your behavior and how think and feel.
Develop the habit of using positive words and positive language when talking to people, and in your inner conversations.
Using positive words and language would help your get rid of feelings of discontent, unhappiness and negative attitude, which lead to lack of inner peace.
Positive words and language would increase your self confidence, self esteem, and decisiveness, and drive away thoughts and attitude that lead to lack of inner peace.
Try to be more aware of the words you say, and work at replacing negative words and language with positive words and language.
Change the DVD in your mind
What kind of pictures and images occupy your mind?
Do you visualize pictures of problems, difficulties, failure or disaster? These pictures deprive you of inner peace.
You can change the negative pictures with just a little effort. It is like ejecting the DVD that runs in your mind and putting there a new one.
Every time negative pictures and mental images appear in your mind, replace them with pictures and images of success, happiness and joy. Be patient, as this might take some time and effort.
Avoid mental pictures and images that are upsetting, and which cause apprehensiveness, worry fear and negative feelings.
Breathe deeply a few times when in stress.
Exercise your body
Exercising your body improves your health and mental attitude, making you more positive, focused and relaxed.
One of the best ways to calm your mind is meditation. Even a few minutes a day would help, if you meditate regularly. Any sort of meditation would do. You can try the watching thoughts meditation.
Being out in nature has a great relaxing effect. Trees, lakes, streams, the sea, sunrise and sunset are naturally relaxing and calming. Watching them can make you feel calm, happy and serene.
Do you want to learn to make your mind peaceful? For a simple and easy to learn and practice program, teaching how to calm the mind and enjoy inner peace in your everyday life, read Peace of Mind in Daily Life.
About the Author
Remez Sasson is the founder of Success Consciousness. In his articles and books, he teaches about positive thinking and motivation, visualization, gaining inner strength and inner peace, achieving success, and about improving one’s life.