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Week 1: Make Peace With Your Mind

Welcome to the first week of the 4 week blog series Make Peace With Your Mind.  If you are an excessive overthinker, then you have come to the right place. This blog series is designed to give you some practical tools to help you declutter the mind, become more present and change the inner dialogue so you can feel more peace with your mind. 

I was an excessive overthinker to the point of being so consumed in my head I wasn’t following my heart. My ego was running the show, not my heart. These tools you will receive are all things I personally do to make peace with my own mind. Did you know on average, we think around 70,000-100,000 thoughts per day, amazing isn’t it? BUT on average half of that is taken up by negative thoughts, so that’s almost 50,000 thoughts per day dedicated to negative self talk such as I am not good enough, who will listen to me, I feel fat.  The busy mind will start to try and make sense of what’s happening to the point of making it a problem to solve.  The mind loves solving problems. Then there is the time trap - thinking about the past or future. I know I have done this a lot, where I have been worrying about the future, and it hasn’t even happened, or there was no point even worrying about it because it all worked out. Worrying only focusses on the one thing you don’t want in your life. 

Week 1: Bring Your Awareness To Your Feet

Sounds simple right?! Bringing your awareness to your feet. If you are an excessive overthinker like I was, this was extremely hard because my mind would start thinking I am not doing it right, well there I am thinking again. All you need to do for this practice is bring all your awareness and attention to the soles of your feet. This practice is designed to get you out your head so you can connect to your body and be present.  Set an hourly alarm on your phone, call it ‘Bring awareness to feet’ so you immediately know what you need to do, after a day of this practice, you will hear the alarm and you will automatically bring your awareness to your feet.  Start noticing if anything comes up for you, or if you go into the thinking mind.  Sometimes we can face resistance to things we really need in our lives, so stick with this practice for the full week to achieve great results.

You are also going to start to witness your thoughts, what are you thinking about the most, it will generally be what’s worrying you the most.  This could be money, relationships, or stress at work.

So, this week is pretty simple right, just bring your awareness to your feet every hour. Stay tuned for next week’s blog, with your first meditation. Feel free to post a comment below or share how it is going for you on the Facebook page.

Namaste

Michelle

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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