Thoughts are like gnats.
You can either swat them away, or just let them buzz. Unfortunately no matter how hard you try to control to your thoughts and do-away with emotions, the reverse may happen and you can become consumed by your thoughts. In my experience, being mindful is the solution to battling internal conflict. Being mindful means allowing your thoughts and feelings to come and go without labeling them as “good” or “bad”. You have to be patient with the present moment and live in it. If you don’t like how you are feeling, challenge the thought by re-routing your thinking and focus. Don’t let negative energy rent a space in your mind. Negative energy plants a toxic seed rooted in worry, anxiety, and anger, which grows into harmful thought patterns.
At this point it becomes difficult to separate the rational mind from the emotional mind. However, we have control over which mind we give our attention to. The power to control your focus is a major key to becoming mindful. By controlling the direction of your attention, you can learn how to attract positivity into your life. As you pursue your dreams a force will arise and try to prevent you from moving forward. It takes the form of fear, self-doubt, and procrastination. You can’t have the dream without the shadow, so fight this feeling and overcome it. Channel your energy into positive thoughts. Defeat is in your mind and resilience is in your soul.
Decorate your mind with positive thoughts and turn pain into power and motivation. This will lead to beneficial habits that promote your advancement. You can achieve whatever you envision. Focus on the journey not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity, but in doing it. Not everyone can take the same pathway to success, and someone else’s success doesn’t block your own blessings. We all have to blaze our own trail and find our unique purpose. There is a role only you can play, testimony only you can give, and a life only you can touch. Don’t get discouraged by your current situation. Adversity is a test of mental toughness. You will never be faced with a difficulty that you can’t overcome.
Focus on what the next best step is for you, write down your goals, and be intentional with following through. Our brain works by addition not subtraction. You can’t take away the bad, but you can work to make it right. Where attention goes, energy flows. The thoughts you think and the words you speak become the home you live in. Mindfulness also translates into how you nourish your body. Proper nutrition and a positive mindset will help you live your fullest life. When beginning the journey to be healthier, start where you are, use what you have, and do what you can. It’s important to set realistic goals. Once you’ve become more mindful, you’re able to tune into your body and help it become balanced with vital nutrients that are often overlooked, and pushed to the wayside in favor of foods that offer poor nutrient quality. Mindfully eating unites your body and spirit to provide nourishment that helps you live your fullest life.