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November 2014 archive

4 Week Blog Series: Make Peace With Your Mind

Make Peace with Your Mind

 

Are you an excessive overthinker?

Do you constantly go into your head to think of answers?

What would your life be like if you weren’t thinking so much?

How would it feel to go to bed each night without thinking about what happened during your day?

 

I have a confession to make I was an excessive overthinker. I would always go into my head looking for answers, or I would just be continually thinking about the same thing every time, it was like a movie playing over and over again. It was the same types of ego-based thoughts around not feeling good enough, not believing in myself, giving up when it gets hard.  During all of this overthinking based on the ego’s projections, I was not tapping into my intuition. Instead, of trusting my heart for answers, I was listening to my head which was always wrong.  It resulted into anxiety, stress and lack of sleep from overthinking to the point of waking up in the morning and feeling hungover because I went to bed thinking about something that happened during the day or worrying about something that hadn’t even happened.  I was a constant worrier but now I pick myself up on it. I used to always worry about things that hadn’t even happened to the point of getting anxious and stressed over it and losing sleep.  

One day I just woke-up and realised, I was worrying about nothing and overthinking was just making my life feel like a mess. So, I started a regular daily meditation practice and writing in my journal to calm down the mind and clear the clutter so I could finally make peace with my mind.  

This 4 week blog series is designed to help you clear the clutter in your mind so you can create stillness, just imagine how amazing your life would be if you just could calm down your mind and get yourself into the present moment (here and now) with no thoughts happening, no judgments or resistance, no attachments to things to change or focusing on the past or future.

To be part of this weekly blog series, you need to be on the mailing list, just click on the pop-up box to put your name and email address.  Starting from Friday, 5 December, you will receive your first blog post which will contain a meditation and/or breathing practice to do for the week ahead, plus a worksheet on some journalling exercises.  

This is completely FREE. Just sign-up on the mailing list and you will be able to finally clear the clutter in your mind, feel calmer and feel more free, peaceful, expansive and connected to your body.

If  you have any questions, post them in the comments below.  

Namaste

Michelle

Make Peace With Your Mind Blog Series

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20 things to do when you’re upset

 

downloadWe don’t always have the best day, so sometimes we just can’t shake off the funk from feeling flat and upset.  Here’s some ideas to get rid of the funk, and say hello to feeling on top of the world. 

1. Go for a walk in nature 

2. Mediate for at least 5 mins – even if it is guided meditation

3. Help someone else or do something for someone else

4. Put on your favourite song and dance like no-one’s watching

5. Write a gratitude list with all the things you’re grateful for in your life 

6. Tell someone you love them

7. Do something completely spontaneous and fun 

8. Go to a yoga class

9. Practice some deep breathing exercises – breathe in for four counts in through the nose, and once out through the nose. Continue this cycle of breath until you start feeling better

10. Book in for a beauty treatment

11. Organise a lunch date with your girlfriend

12. Load up your phone with feel good music – songs that make you happy

13. Bake a cake

14. Write in your journal about why you are feeling upset 

15. Watch your favourite movie 

16. Tell someone how you’re feeling 

17. Have a bubble bath

18. Spend time on yourself – self care is important 

19. Smile

20.Eat something that makes you feel good 

 

If this post helped you, post a comment below.  

 

 

 

 

 

Create a Daily Gratitude Practice

gratefulA common question I get asked is ‘why should I commit to a gratitude practice? To put this simply, how would you like to create more love and miracles in your life and manifest all the things you want in your life.  You have the potential to change your life in so many ways.  It’s all about directing your awareness and attention. So, if you started to show gratitude towards your money, particularly to what’s in the bank account (no matter how low) you are putting that out to the universe and instead focusing on the lack of money, you are being grateful for what’s in the bank account.  If you continue to focus on the lack, or stress in your life, you are only going to manifest that back in your reality in some way.

What you can expect from a regular gratitude practice?

  1. You feel happier – you focus on the good things happening in your life
  2. Reduces negative emotions – feel less negative
  3. Increases your self worth – gets you out of the ‘poor me’ syndrome mentality
  4. Improves relationships with others including your loved ones

So, it’s time for a shift in our attitude to create a daily gratitude practice to help create love and miracles in our lives.

  1. Need an affirmation, try this one:  Gratitude is my only attitude (Gabrielle Bernstein, Miracles Now)
  2. Get a Gratitude Journal (I bought mine from Kikki K) or you can just grab any notebook that makes you feel like sharing your grateful moments.  If you prefer an App, there are plenty of Apps in the market as well.
  3. Each night before you go to bed, write in your gratitude journal at least 3 things you are grateful for. Here’s some examples of what I am grateful for:

I am grateful for my son DJ who lights me up and reminds me of the light in me

I am grateful for the sunshine

I am grateful for eating such nourishing foods that fill me up with energy

 

It’s that easy, so give it ago. I would love to hear from you, post a comment below or on the Facebook page.