Where does your mind go when it’s wandering? Are you anxious, sad, or unsure of what you’re even feeling? I have days like that in which I feel like I have everything together and am confident in where I’m headed, then there are days of uncertainty in which I’m feeling the complete opposite and my mind won’t stop racing. So what does one do when they can't calm down their wandering mind? Below I've listed 5 things that work for me:
1) DO SOMETHING YOU LOVE
Doing this brings your serotonin levels to rise in which your anxious mind will ease up. Staying busy with the things you love is essentially crucial to your life. Be kind and give yourself what you deserve.
2) GO OUTSIDE AND CONNECT WITH NATURE
Take in the environment around you, breathe in the fresh air, feel the breeze on your skin - be present and ground yourself. Take time to appreciate the beautiful world around you, it's so rare just as you are.
3) TRY SOMETHING NEW
Taking your mind off of what's consuming you can be extremely difficult, but when your brain is taking and processing new information it helps keep your mind busy with something new and exciting.
4) EXPLORE SOMEWHERE YOU'VE NEVER BEEN
Like I said in #3, when your brain is occupied with something else, it's processing that. Exploring new places is fun and intriguing - this should bring refreshing stimulation to your mind.
5) CONFIDE IN THOSE YOU TRUST
Do you ever feel like your mind is a mixed, unorganized mess of thoughts? If you really think about it there is no real order that can separate certain thoughts into certain places - talking to those you trust can help alleviate some of this overwhelming confusion.
Everyone has been there, feeling overwhelmed? Mind racing with loss of control? Unfortunately that comes with being human, and more so for some than others. I know personally that living with anxiety is a burden...add depression, ADHD or a mental illness to the mix and that person's mind is a land mine. Seeking professional help is sometimes necessary and should definitely be used if these tips I've gone over don't help what you're going through.
When it comes to myself I’m an over thinker, impatient at times, and want everything figured out now including my dream life - but in the end what actually is my dream life? What I’ve come to realize is everyday is a dream...living is honestly a dream. There are goals I want to accomplish but I’m working towards them to the best of my ability - that’s all that matters. During moments of self doubt I try to shake myself out of it by spending time doing the things I love, most importantly go outside and take it all in…it grounds me and reminds me that I don’t have to rush through life but take it moment by moment instead. Find that for yourself, whatever it may be.
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