A guest post by: Renae Mac
There are lots of different factors that affect your health and your ability to relax and feel peaceful including nutrition, exercise, stress, family and environment. However the one big factor that often gets overlooked is the health of the mind or to be more specific the brain. The mind is vital not only to your health but to your day to day reality.
In order to create and maintain a healthy, positive and peaceful life the work must begin with the mind. The trick to this is to learn to control each and every thought that passes through your brain.
Thoughts = Power
The mind is a very powerful tool that can be used to your benefit or to your detriment. Your thoughts can control all aspects of your life including your health. The majority of people are only partially aware of the thoughts that go through their head. If you really focus on being aware of each and every thought you think you might be a little shocked. Often we are not aware of what we are thinking and how they are shaping our life.
Thoughts can become habitual and many people have been conditioned to have negative thought patterns. These negative thought patterns can hold you back from achieving happiness, success and generally an overall healthy life. The good news is that habits are meant to be broken and it is fully possible to take control of your thoughts and make them work for you as opposed to working against you.
There are five main steps to follow in order to change your thoughts, increase the health of your mind as well as create a balanced, peaceful and happy life.
1. Set the Intention
Changing old patterns and enforcing new positive habits is not always easy and many of you may not receive the support you need and deserve. This must be a decision you make for yourself. Decide what your goal is. You may want to be happier, to feel better about yourself, to attract more love or success into your life. Whatever your goal is be very clear about your intention… think it, say it out loud and write it down. Be very firm in what you want to accomplish. In this way you are making a commitment to yourself to do what it takes to achieve your goal. You are the only one who can create change in your life and therefore you must set the intention first and foremost.
2. Be Aware of Your Thoughts
As mentioned before thoughts are habitual and it can be quite difficult at first to consciously be aware of every thought that passes through your head. Before you change them for the better you must be aware of exactly what you are thinking. Be aware of your thoughts as you go through each daily activity as well as when you go to bed at night. Take note of what thoughts pass through your head when you are talking to people, when you look in the mirror and when you are driving your car.
It can be a little scary to really take note of what is going on within your head. However being aware of the negative thought patterns, what they are and when they come up, is vital to making this process successful. Don’t judge your thoughts, just be aware of them.
3. Change the Negative to a Positive
Once you are aware of how you think and your own thinking patterns you can then begin to change them. We all have the power to choose what we think and you have the power to change a negative thought into a positive thought. When you hear a negative or non-affirming thought in your head consciously decide to change it.
Do not worry if at first you do not believe your new positive thought as overtime that will change. By switching your negative thought to a positive each and every time you will eventually create new thought patterns and habits. For example when I first began this process in my own life, every time I had a negative thought about myself I would imagine wiping the thought from my head and think to myself “I love myself exactly as I am right now”.
This method is simple yet not easy but it works very well. It is a matter of sticking with it one hundred percent of the time. After a while your negative thought patterns will no longer have the power to affect or limit any aspect of your life. Your new positive thought patterns will send out new energy and create a more positive way of being which will equal a healthier and more rewarding life.
4. Working with Your Brain Frequencies
Besides simply being aware of your thoughts you can also get a little help by working directly with your brain frequencies. You can do this either with meditation, yoga, or by using an external stimulus such as binaural beats brainwave audios.
By meditating or using brainwave audios such as binaural beats you are able to bypass the conscious mind and work directly with the subconscious mind. In this way you can make huge progress by tuning the brain to a specific frequency that helps with stress, anxiety and overall well being. If you combine these methods with affirmations you may notice your thought patterns and energy changing for the positive far quicker.
5. Take Time to Enjoy
Once you have made these changes and adopted this new healthier way of being it is up to you to get out there and enjoy life. Take little steps to do more of what you enjoy and be proud of the fact that you have given your mind the attention it needs in order to create the healthy and relaxed life you deserve to enjoy.
Mind control is practiced by many successful people as well as by most successful athletes. It is the key to creating a new positive reality. You will be amazed at the difference it can make in your life when you make the health of your mind a priority.
About the Author: Renae Mac has a passion for teaching and writing about how the mind and body are interconnected. For more information on binaural beats and using brainwave audios with meditation to work with your mind visit www.BinauralBeatsOnline.com.
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