10 tips on how to calm a troubled mind and live a joyous life!
1) Clear your mind:
Whenever you feel like negative thoughts are taking over your mind, could be because your life is cluttered or chaotic; always take time to calm your mind. This could be done by expressing yourself in different ways, like writing, talking to a friend or drawing would be a good outlet to let it out and is also very therapeutic.
Positive affirmations are the key for goodwill to follow. You are what you imagine yourself to be in your subconscious mind and that you can achieve all things you impress on it. Also, let your mind be consumed with positive ideas.
It’s important to identify your interests, skills, knowledge, talents and passion to land opportunities that you are perfectly suited for. Having an aim in life keeps you motivated/going and keeps you energized as well. Moreover, it acts as a guard against depression.
4) Live a harmonious life:
Also, believe that you mind is full of God’s wisdom. You forgive everyone, don’t desire ill for anyone and show gratitude. Create harmony, peace, love and understanding with the people surrounding you. Value your relationships. Do not take people for granted. Demonstrate appreciation and love by giving small presents or thanking for even smallest favors to maintain strong relationships.
5) Proper sleep:
Always make sure that you take proper sleep to function optimally. On an average it’s vital to take 8 hours of sleep for overall good health and well-being. Before sleep get rid of all negative thoughts and wake up with positive thoughts that would help in making it a peaceful sleep.
6) Make happiness a habit:
Always see the glass half-full. Count your blessings in life, thank God for them. Appreciate good people and things around you. Take charge of your own life and let not people dictate it. If something bad happens just take it as a learning curve and experience. Draw your attention towards your hobbies that make you happy and let your mind be occupied with good thoughts.
7) Strive for a better future:
Each day is a time of renewal, revival and rebirth. Expect the best. Don’t live in the past. Having a feeling of remorse, thinking what went wrong or could be done in a better way. Don’t dwell on those wrong decisions. Always believe that now is the time to fix it and hope for the best outcome, don’t dare be skeptical. Try to have a positive outlook toward life.
8) Love unconditionally:
Often we love and serve others expecting something in return. If our expectations aren’t fulfilled we are disappointed and feelings like bitterness and resentment take over. If a favor is done, do it from the heart for the joy and thrill of making someone else happy and making bringing a smile to their faces, that would be much more liberating.
9) Break a bad habit:
You are free to choose a bad or a good habit. Habit is the function of your subconscious time. So the compulsion to do comes from there. So if you keep on repeating a positive thought it would act on it and will surely help in shaking those bad habits. Try not to harbor any negative feelings like anger, envy, bad temper, fear. It would be good in two ways, firstly, it will have a positive impact on your health (fresh looking and throw off positive vibes) and people will tend to treat you better.
10) Workout and eat well:
This could be done in any form. It could be as effortless as dancing or talking a walk or locking yourself in a gym adopting a hardcore workout regime coupled with very wise eating habits.