Who Is the Boss? 7 Ways to Take Control of Your Mind

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At first glance, it would seem that positive thinking and time management have nothing to do with one another. But many of us who are natural born clutters develop negative thinking patterns because we become exasperated by our challenges and frequent feelings of being overwhelmed. This negative attitude then makes it more difficult to control our feelings and move forward.

Practicing positive thinking allows you to focus on your accomplishments, which increases happiness and improves motivation. This, allows you to spend more time getting things done, and less time feeling stuck. The following tips provide practical suggestions that you can use to help you shift into more positive thinking patterns:

1. Take Good Care of Yourself

It's much easier to be positive when you are eating well, exercising, and getting enough rest. Commit to doing something good every day. Start with a single effort, maybe it's eating just one healthy meal if you keep that up then it will be 2 healthy meals until you choose to eat healthy all the time. Sometime failure comes from trying to make a 360 degree change in one day.

2. Be Unceasingly Grateful

Daily Stressors won't seem quite as bad when you are constantly reminding yourself about the things that are right in life. Take just one minutes every day to stop and appreciate the good things will makes an enormous difference.

3. Avoid Absolutes

Have you ever caught yourself saying (or thinking) to family or friends "You're ALWAYS late!" or criticized a good friend by saying "You NEVER call me?" Thinking and speaking in absolutes like 'always' and 'never' makes the situation seem worse than it is, and programs your brain into believing that certain people are incapable of delivering.

4. Disconnect From Negative Thoughts

Unfortunately, most of us have had the wrong kind of programing most of our life. Year after year, word by word, our life scripts were etched. We begin to believe what we've been told by others and most of it negative. Now here's the good news your thoughts can't hold any influence over you if you don't judge them as true. If you notice yourself having a negative thought, disconnect from it. Don't argue with it don't judge it as bad just notice and let it go.

5. Practice You've Got That Lovin feeling - Give a Hug

You don't have to be a genius to know the value of a good hug. Positive physical contact with friends, loved ones, and even pets, is an instant stress buster. Giving a hug serves to benefits, first you get instant stress relief, second you make somebody else feel mighty good.!

6. Get Out and Get social

By increasing social activity, you reduce loneliness, and keep your mind on things other than yourself and your challenges. Surround yourself with healthy, happy people, and their positive energy will affect you in a positive way!

7. Volunteer Give a Hand To Get a Hand

Everyone feels good after helping somebody else. You can volunteer your time, your money, or your resources. The more positive energy you put out into the world, the more you will receive in return.

We all want to be more productive. But that can be pretty tuff when you don't control how you spend your time. One of the biggest time wasters is the inactivity that occurs when you feel stressed and ruminate on all the negative things that may come into your day. Positive thinking is more than just a good thing to do, it's emotionally healthy and can make you financially wealthy.

About the Author:

Health Coach and author Linda Hampton RN, MSN founder of "Key To Stress Free Living" teaches anxious, stressed out, overwhelmed, executives and entrepreneurs who are worried about going broke, smart, simple and practical steps to eliminate overwhelm and stop living their life like an emergency. For access to a FREE assessment to Discover Your Stress Quotient visit http://www.curetoxicstress.com/

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