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Tips to Quiet Your Mind

palm tree on the beach shore text: tips to quiet your mindIf you are not extremely busy in today’s society, you are the exception and not the rule. We are all in high gear; we overextend, overachieve, and overstress ourselves to the point of breaking. This can have lasting adverse effects on our health! Here are a few ways to break the cycle, three tips to quiet your mind:

Gratitude

It is so easy to be upset when things do not go our way. From the moment we spill our coffee, lock our keys in the car, and forget our lunch, a spiral of circumstances can set us off into a tailspin of negativity. Events bring stress to our whole day.

We can choose to stay in a state of discontent and let that dictate our day, or we can be grateful for the other things in our lives even if they are not present in front of us right now.

Did you ever notice that when something nice happens, we tend to smile for a moment and then move on? However, when something goes wrong, we feel the need to tell everyone who will listen. In those exact moments, we need to focus on what we are grateful for, and that is how we can instantly change our perspective and attitude.

Keeping the focus on gratitude offers your mind something to smile about, regardless of outside circumstances. Focusing on people, places, and even things that make you grateful gives your mind a break from stress!

Stillness

Everyone has a busy schedule; that is a fact. We all tend to create overflowing plans and then complain that we do not have time for ourselves! Take a good hard look at your schedule and see what you can delete and delegate. If you are going to have a healthy mind, you need to take care of it just as you would your body, which means giving it some rest.

One tip for quieting your mind is to put it on your schedule. Please put it in a big red pen on your calendar, text yourself a reminder, and place it on your list of things to do this week. Take time for yourself. Go for a walk or book yourself a massage.

Stay in the Moment

Being in the moment has become a cliché; however, if you take the time to focus on what it means, you can start to practice quieting your mind. Focus on what you are doing at the exact moment you are doing it. If you are washing a dish, focus on the water, the soap bubbles, and the plate in your hand. When you take time to do this, you will be in the moment and not two days from now when something big is scheduled.

Learn to slow down without leaving everything behind. Knows when to take a rest or better make it a regular habit. Slow Down! Take some time to quiet your mind with massage therapy. Secure an appointment now. See you!

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Burlington, Vermont