You have thousands of thoughts in your brain ranging from how to pay off your mortgage to what to cook for dinner. Add outside influences of social media, the news, job duties and family obligations. It’s no wonder your mind is overloaded and tired. Here are three ways to refresh your mind.
Get a Good Night’s Sleep. To help you rest well, turn off electronic devices at least 30 minutes before you turn in. Yoga can relax you into slumber. Drink some chamomile tea or put lavender oil drops on your pillow. A good night’s sleep revitalizes your mind.
Meditate. Meditation lets you to release the stress of the day, resting your mind and body simultaneously. Simply find a quiet spot to sit, eyes closed, and clear your mind of the day’s thoughts.
Listen to Music. Playing your favorite music can take your mind off stressful situations. When you’re singing the lyrics, you can’t think about your troubles. If instrumental music is your taste, you can let your mind sink into the rhythms and release the day.
Choose a method that works for you. The important thing is to renew your mind and get a fresh start on the day.
The best way to understand people is to listen to them. Rewrite Your Life
Many of you have goal lists like “Buy a new car. Earn a degree.” Although they are good goals, they can gather dust waiting for you to take the first step. That’s because you’re not inspired to move forward. Instead, make a list of your passions!
What makes your heart flutter? A Passion List might look like “Create a safe environment where children can play. Strengthen my family relationships.” These are goals from your heart.
Make your Passion List. Next, look for opportunities to embrace your passions.
Stop looking outside yourself for happiness. Happiness does not come from other people or outside circumstances. Look inside. Increase your self-awareness. Get curious about who you are at the core. Pay attention to what makes you smile. Then increase those activities. Indulge yourself.
Do you return from vacation and feel like you need another? Try these steps to feel truly refreshed when you return home.
~Plan ahead. If you want to lounge by the pool all day and your partner wants to visit every theme park in the area, you will not have a great vacation. Agree to a mix of activities you both enjoy.
~Eat at least one healthy meal a day. When we’re on vacation, we tend to eat everything in sight. Before we know it, we’re bloated and tired. Use a little common sense. Eat something green each day. You’ll feel better during and after your vacation.
~Factor in some down time. Don’t schedule action into every second of every day. Leave yourself time to rest and re-energize.
Common sense and a little planning will increase your vacation fun and your peaceful return.
Give yourself permission to dream. You probably had no problem dreaming as a kid. What happened to your ability to imagine and dream about what you want and who you want to be? When was the last time you allowed yourself to daydream?
Pick up the dreams you’ve put aside over the years or start a new one. It’s never too late!
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