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How to overcome unwanted thoughts
How to manage intrusive thoughts
How to change your attitude towards intrusive thoughts
Mental health tends to deteriorate when we obsess over past happenings instead of taking responsibility in what we’re doing or creating in the now.
Live in the present without hyper-focusing on the future or the past.
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Surround yourself with simple things that inspire you. Like subscribing to a daily quote to listening to uplifting audiobooks, or reading magazines with exciting ideas.
Beware of your thoughts, else you may fall in a vicious cycle of negative thoughts, which seem to sprout naturally. Not only do these thoughts sink our mood but we also start to see them as truths.
Monitor, challenge and replace negative thoughts to work through ...
Allow yourself to feel your feelings, so you don’t spend more energy avoiding them than you would on feeling them. This way you can focus on the situation, fully experience the feelings and maybe better understand why it hurts and what to do about it.
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There are often rotten eggs in your life that drag down your mental outlook. Identify your rotten eggs and figure out how to remove them.
Your rotten eggs might seem small. But even annoyances can add up and chip away at your mood and well-being.
You can shift your outlook on life when you come from a perspective of gratitude:
Your values serve as an ‘inner GPS system’ that guides you through life, helping you make the right decisions and keeping you on track.
Knowing and living your values will lead to a sense of balance, confidence and fulfillment.
Avoid coasting through life by asking yourself if you are in denial about or resisting something in your life.
Step back and consider where your thoughts, feelings and behaviors are coming from. Always ask yourself if it is helpful, necessary or if there isn’t a better opti...
Structure and routine are important, but in excess, they may stop you from growing. Taking certain risks can be healthy and rewarding.
Challenge yourself to take a risk each day, do something new or differently, anything that pushes you out of your comfort zone.
Sometimes it can feel like you’re going through your days on autopilot, and that can get tedious and depressing.
Start your day off on a positive note by engaging in an enjoyable activity every morning.
Our surroundings can affect our well-being. Use that to create a positive feeling at home with lemon, peppermint or other essential oils you love or playing some music that fits your mood.
Research indicates that adults on average don’t laugh much during the day, so watch a funny movie or play games.
Take a few minutes each day to sit, relax and breathe. Meditation is simple and it doesn’t take much time or effort, besides being quite soothing.
Take the time to consider your passions. Doing something that really engages your mind is great for well-being.
I like to focus more on people than technology.
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"I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the present because life is the moment we’re living now." Present moment is all we have, present moment is all that matters.
The past mostly regrets, and the future is anxiety and worry. The only thing that is real is the present moment, and the art of mindfulness delves into the present, instead of being in dreams or illusions.
Our breath connects us to the present moment, like an ancho...
The implications of our obstacles are theoretical- they exist in the past and the future. We live in the moment. And the more we embrace that, the easier the obstacle will be to face and move.
No matter what type of storm you have survived, no matter how much you’ve been hurt. No matter how...
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