Using your mind as a tool for positive change

Everyone has a dream and if not, at least a wish. Just like New Year’s Resolutions, maybe by the end of the year or any meaningful period of transition like a birthday or life changing event , you may get the urge to improve your life. This can mean changing your physical appearance, your perspective on things that leave you feeling bitter and enraged. Or by improving your diet by cut out some unhealthy habits in your lifestyle.

But despite our best efforts this can all seem impossible to do. And no matter how much we try to convince ourselves of the value of our dreams and wishes. We can often find ourselves giving up before we have a chance to really start chasing after them. Which is when we find ourselves making excuses and consoling ourselves with reasons why we gave up.

And whilst sometimes it is fair to do so, it is not healthy for our body, mind and soul. Which is why if we want to be healthy and happy in all aspects of our lives, it is important to not just focus on the physical. But to also focus on the mind and the soul. 

The truth is, when most of us think about health, we automatically think that it means physical appearance and diet. But what we often forget is that overall health also includes mental and spiritual health. And that whilst our physical appearance and diet may matter. They can mean nothing if we do not have good mental and spiritual health.

Because if I have learnt one thing in the past five years since I was diagnosed with cancer. It is that our minds are very powerful tools that can help or hinder our progress. And ultimately, what we feed our minds will blossom whether those thoughts are good or bad. For example if you keep telling yourself that you are a failure that idea will grow like a seed. And the more you focus on it or think it to be true. The more it grows into a flower and gets deeply rooted in your mind. Until everything that you do is centered around that one idea that can ultimately stop you from doing the things you want to do.

So next time you have a negative thought or idea about yourself or your life. Push it away and replace it with a positive thought. And start to make a habit of enriching your mind with optimistic thoughts that can help you thrive and grow in a positive way. Because the more you take care of your mind and your thoughts; the more your body will respond with a sense of renewed vitality.

You may ask yourself, how do I do it? To take care of my mind in order to rejuvenate both my internal and external self? I suggest eradicating the explosive toxins in your mental and spiritual capacity by holding on to your dreams and wishes. And making it a habit to persistently focusing on the positive aspects of your life. As far as I know, everyone in this world is going through something. The extent may vary but the point still stands.

Try by all means necessary to acknowledge the negativity (the negative energy) when it arrives. And don’t ignore it because you won’t gain any positivity from that. But also don’t make it be the thing that defines you and keeps you up at night. Instead, work on accepting that life will throw you challenges and work on shifting your mind to observe the good things at your disposal and surrounding.

Because after all there will always be that one great thing around you no matter how bad things are in your life. It can be something as simple as being thankful to be alive, or focusing on your family and loved ones. What ever it is, use that positivity to draw you closer to a happier mindset that can help you grow and move forward. You just need to choose – You have all the power in you already and nobody can take that away from you.

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