Learning How to Calm Your Mind in 5 minutes

Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night with frantic thoughts about all you need to get done the next day? Or maybe you were never able to fall asleep in the first place. Are you ever unsure about where to start because you have so much to do and no time to get it done?

Everyone has these feelings from time to time, but you can learn to calm your mind. A calm mind is a more attentive and proactive mind, and in learning to remove anxious thoughts, you can learn to enjoy your life far more than you already do!

How to Achieve Peace Within 

When you have thoughts that will not stop racing, you usually are hard-pressed to calm your mind. The more your mind races, the more anxious and frustrated you may become, and this can lead to unproductive days, weeks, and even months. You don't have to continue to live this way. There are many ways to calm your overactive mind and you really can learn how to live a more calm and peaceful life.

If your mind starts running a million miles a minute and you're not sure which way to turn next, pause, deepen your breathing, and repeat a positive affirmation. When you use the power of positive self-talk, you’ll be able to calm your mind and program it to work in a new and different way. 

When things seem as if they are getting out of hand, you can use an affirmation such as, "I trust my ability to relax. I am calm and peaceful." Although this may not be the case at the moment, if you repeat this constantly, with steady, deep breathes, you can take control of your thoughts. This will help you change your inner dialogue in those moments when you’re struggling to slow down, destress, and find stillness.

Here are a few more affirmations you could try:

  • I am confident in myself and my abilities.
  • I have everything I need within me.
  • I am loved. I am worthy. I feel peace.

Positive affirmations are important because they give you permission to turn off the negative dialogue in your mind and replace it with positive thoughts. The negative dialogue feeds the feelings of turmoil, and when you replace it with peaceful affirmations, you change your life, one positive statement at a time.  

If you have a hard time believing that this strategy will work for you, give it a try with an open heart and mind. It really does work!  In no time at all, you'll feel more peaceful and reap the benefits in every area of your life.

Many of us feel like we cannot do anything about the crazy lives we lead and the inner discontent we feel. I can assure you that this is not true! When you focus on a positive affirmation and slow, deep breathing, you’ll be able to calm your mind and take control. You will be surprised to find how quickly a positive affirmation such as, "I trust that there is a plan for my life, even if it has yet to be revealed to me" can work for you. 

If you feel like your life has gotten off course and you don't think it's possible to lead a calm life, why not give a peaceful affirmation a chance?  If you repeat affirmations often enough, you'll soon begin to believe them, and you'll turn a seemingly simple statement into reality.

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