Aha! Moment Monday
What are you talking about?
I mean the conversations you’re having at home or at the office or even the ones you’re having quietly with yourself … what are you talking about?
Are you planning something – a trip, a presentation, a function, a purchase, a move, starting a business – that you’re gathering information and confidence and it’s the first thing you talk about because it’s always on your mind?
Is there a friend or family member or co-worker who is consuming an enormous chunk of head space where you’re looking for clarity, answers or to make a decision?
Or is it something self-related that you’re working on – eating healthier, learning a new language, networking more effectively, developing a new habit around organization, better managing your schedule to incorporate exercise, practicing saying “no”, listening better?
The average person has about 48.6 thoughts per minute, according to the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging at the University of Southern California. That adds up to a total of 70,000 thoughts per day. So when someone says, “I’ve been giving this a lot of thought”, they’re not kidding!
The big question is, are your thoughts exhausting you or invigorating you?
Remez Sasson writes on Success Consciousness website, “If you pay attention to these thoughts, you would be amazed to discover that most of them are useless, unimportant thoughts that pass through the mind with a huge speed. These are words you repeat in your mind, comments the mind makes, repeating what you heard said, questions, answers and a lot of senseless wandering thoughts that you might not even be aware of.”
What if even a third of your thoughts were moving you in a positive direction?
Aha! ~ Be mindful
“…the best methods that provide a real solution, and also many benefits, are concentration and meditation.” Adds Remez. “… meditation slows the stream of thoughts. When this stream slows down, your mind becomes calm and peaceful, and this happens not only during meditation.”
Thoughts generate emotion and emotion sends signals to your brain as to how to feel about those thoughts. Your body is in sync with your mind so your thoughts – whether you’re consciously aware of them or not – have a distinct effect on your physiology and your energy.
By giving yourself even mini, under-a-minute time-outs to be mindful of your thoughts and be constructive with the language of how you’re framing them, you’re harnessing your thought power and cranking up the good energy.
Let your next sentence begin with, “I am so happy and grateful now that …. “
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