Questions About Lack of Focus and the Chatter in the Mind

Thinking and Lack of FocusI receive a lot of mail each day from website visitors. Some of them send me a mail, thanking me for the information at the website, and some asking questions concerning self-improvement, personal problems, meditation, motivation, creative visualization, and other related subjects.

I try to read all the messages, and if I can help, send a reply, or refer the person who asked the question to one of my articles.

If you have a question, read through the website, before emailing me, since the answer is most probably already there.

There are website visitors, who send very long emails, but since I have other things to do, such emails are either not read, or read only some time later. Short mails are always preferred, and they receive a faster response.

Many of the questions I receive concern concentration, focus and the inner chatter that goes on in the mind.

People are worried about their concentration and want to improve it. They tell me that they are unable to concentrate at work or when they study. They tell me that their mind wanders, and they find it difficult to fix it on one thing.

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How Many Thoughts Does Your Mind Think in One Hour?

Stream of Water - Stream of Thoughts

Do you know how many thoughts your mind thinks each hour of the day?

Experts estimate that the mind thinks between 60,000 – 80,000 thoughts a day. That’s an average of 2500 – 3,300 thoughts per hour. That’s incredible.

Other experts estimate a smaller number, of 50,000 thoughts per day, which means about 2100 thoughts per hour. This too, is a great number of thoughts.

If you were able sell each thought, you would be rich in no time.

Did you notice what kind of thoughts do you think?
If you pay attention to these thoughts, you would be amazed to discover that most of them are useless, unimportant thoughts that pass through the mind with a huge speed. These are words you repeat in your mind, comments the mind makes, repeating what you heard said, questions, answers and a lot of senseless wandering thoughts that you might not even be aware of.

You might not believe that you think these huge quantities of thoughts, but if you have experience with meditation, you would have proof of the great number of thoughts passing through your mind. It’s just like being a very busy train station or airport terminal, where a great number of people come and go.

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This Year… Make Your Life Better… Every Day!

Better Life

Most people are disappointed for what they have achieved in life within a year. Actually, you can start changing your life for the better this year! It is not really difficult to make and begin the changing. What you just need is to have a plan, execute it, and keep reviewing it to ensure you are on track to achieve your goals.

Here are 7 tips that should help to improve your life:

1. Start at home by sorting out what you want, and don’t want, in your closet, kitchen, refrigerator, garage and garden

Tidy your home! Go to your closet. Take out the old clothes that you never wear in years. Keep what you really want and need to wear in this year or so, and give the rest to charity.

Then go to your living room, windows and kitchen. Start cleaning the floor, vacuum the carpet, clean the window glass or mirror with using glass cleaner. Wash the dishes, mugs and clean your stove, oven and microwave.

Finally, take out all the garbage in the trash can. Do all these a little every day, rather than once a month. Afterward, you will have a much nicer home with clean and much more space every day. Plus you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping the needy.

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Using Visualization Exercises for Self Healing

Visualization exercises utilized during meditation are some of the most powerful self healing tools you have at your disposal. These powerful images are a means of relieving stress, improving your sense of self worth, solving problems and rebalancing your chakras.

Statistics say that somewhere around thirty percent of the U.S. population thinks in terms of images, but the fact is that images are powerful for everyone, regardless of their standard thought processes. There is a reason that the old adage “a picture is worth a thousand words” exists. It’s because images have a way of communicating significantly more information in a briefer timeframe than will ever be possible with written or spoken words.

Visualization exercises utilizing powerful visual imagery can be used to communicate with your own subconscious mind and internal being. These images allow you to communicate more efficiently and effectively with the subconscious, promoting quicker adjustment to your conscious level thinking and actions.

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How to Overcome Stress and Anxiety Naturally

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There is no denying that stress and anxiety are part of everyday life. Due to lifestyle changes and numerous challenges that people go through on a daily basis, these two mental health problems have become common.

However, excessive stress and anxiety can become dangerous health problems if not dealt with early. Besides weakening our immune systems and making us prone to illnesses, they can also make a person become unproductive in life. While there are several medications that can be used to manage stress and anxiety, there are many proven and natural methods of relieving these conditions.

One of the best natural methods of overcoming stress and anxiety is through meditation. Meditation is the practice of emptying the thoughts in the mind. This helps to clear your mind for a couple of minutes and achieve a state of inner calm. However, in order to achieve better results, you need a quiet, clean and peaceful room with a natural setting.

Developing a positive mindset is another outstanding way of overcoming stress and anxiety the natural way. A positive mindset is considered as the practice of developing positive thoughts. Creating a positive mindset involves changing your perception of a negative situation by repeating affirmations, positive notes, prayer or visualization. To develop a positive mindset you should place positive notes in places where you can see them frequently.

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Peace Comes From Within

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. – Buddha –

  • If you have more money, would you be more peaceful?
  • If you achieve your dreams, would you experience more peace?
  • Do you think that you enjoy a state of inner peace, only after you are financially secure?
  • Do you believe that inner peace is dependent on external circumstances?

If you believe so, think again.

Inner peace is not dependent on circumstances or external situations. Inner peace comes from within you.

Often, after achieving something, finishing something, or solving a problem, you experience a brief moment of peace, but soon forget it, embarking on the next project, goal, task or problem. This sense of inner peace is of short duration, and is unstable.

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How to Clear the Mind of Thoughts

A website visitor¬†has recently asked the following question: “So you are saying once our mind is cleared, we start experiencing inner peace, but what is the most important thing to do to clear your mind? I have read a lot at many websites, but still can’t understand the subject.” There is no instant inner peace. … Continue Reading…