Five effective ways to nurture your mind 

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YOUR MIND IS YOUR HOME

We spend a lot of our time in our head and mind. We think, analyze and solve problems. We think 70000 thoughts per day, that’s 3000 thoughts per hour and just under one per second.
Your brain is static and can be trained. This is an area you can strength by feeding it with positive affirmations and thoughts. Give your thoughts nurture.

“Rule your mind or it will rule you”

The space and your environment that you’re living within yourself shall be your castle to care for. Choose your inner world to be a peaceful and lovable place, so that your daily life and environment is one to enjoy.
It’s so easy to fall back in old habits and thought patterns.

How to train your mind:

1) Positive affirmations.
This is so important. If you forget to tell yourself positive affirmations I recommend you to write 5 affirmations down and put it on your bathroom mirror to read every time you visit the bathroom.

2) Meditation or healing.
Try practicing every day, for this time, is the only time your brain has, to rest. Even 5 minutes is great. Once you start, you´ll never want to finish.

3) Laughing.
Laugh as much as you can. Laughter releases blockings and tensed muscles in your body. Then automatically when you laugh endorphins flows in your brain and you start to think more positively.

4) Happiness
Do as much as you can of the things that makes you happy. It can be meeting inspiring people, cooking healthy food or take a walk in nature.

5) Education
Educate yourself in this topic and other similar topics. The more you educate yourself, the more you understand the importance of this and how you easily can live the life of your dreams. You don’t need to attend classes if you don’t want to, to get knowledge. Searching on the internet, reading books or be a member in Facebook groups are as giving and stimulating as anything.

Don’t quit

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“I quit.”

Two words that have been popping up in my head about once a week for as long as I can remember.

When I got my disease arthritic rheumatism.

When I was too sick to walk up the stairs to get my kids from kindergarten.

When I had to move because of work.

When you seem to struggle with everything, when the weights aren’t coming up as easily, when you’re trying so hard but feel like getting nowhere.

Dead end jobs, uncontrolled emotions, relationships, behavior. We’ve all been there.

Things can get tough. The idea of just retreating within ourself can be tempting.

Years back, I thought of quitting everything. I had no connection with my higher self, no perspectives and no feeling of self-worth.

The life I wanted to build had started to feel like a far-fetched dream I could never turn into reality. At times, I just wanted to leave it all behind.

But the I realized:
“I’m on the bottom right now, I cannot go anywhere but up.”

I used the bottom to bounce back up again.

life doesn’t happen in linear ways. Life is a rollercoaster but somehow we stumble in the right direction.

I didn’t quit my life.

Instead, I quit toxic friends, bad habits and negative thinking.

Persistence is about imagining the light at the end of the tunnel when everything is pitch black. Sometimes it takes quitting what is holding you back to see it.

It’s okay to feel like you want to quit.

If you never feel like quitting, your life is too easy.

How to give yourself light and energy on a dark rainy day

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A lot of people are being affected by the weather. A dark rainy day can make you feel tired and even depressed. Not all of us live in a country where the sun shines continuously most of the days of a year. And if you are one of the many people that gets very affected and don’t know what to do, here is one easy practicing

1. Begin by sitting down In a comfortable position and relax. Close your eyes and inhale and exhale for a couple of minutes. Feel the calmness wash over you.

2. Visualize that you are surrounded by a shell where nothing can pass through. No negative energies, no stress and no bad weather.

3. Imagine that the sun is shining a bright warm light within your shell. Feel the sun and the summer. Inhale the light and the warmth. Relish in that moment the good energies

4. Sit for as long as you wish with this satisfactory feeling. Think happy thoughts. Tell yourself; I’m shield and protected, nothing can no longer affect me.

5. Now you can open your eyes and keep that feeling.

You can do this when you are in need of it and as often as you want to, wherever you are.

What do you do when the weather or surroundings affect you?
Please share in the comment so we can help each other out.

May you have a bright and shiny day

Mindfulness

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Mindfulness in everyday life

When you manage to live mindfulness in everyday life, you get extraordinary results. You raise your energy and are more able to develop your spiritual abilities
You reduce stress and increase your ability to selfheal. You get the power to control your life and your reactions to everyday situations.
Beside daily practice of meditation, daily practice of mindfulness is as important as eating and sleeping. It is like everything else hard in the beginning but once you have learnt it, it’s as easy as idling a bike. And it’s never too late to begin practicing it 

Mindfulness is to inject every action and every moment with conscious presence. Trying to focus as far as possible in every moment, in every thought and in every feeling. When we focus in an action like sipping our tea or chewing our food, we allow our mind to rest in the moment.

How to practice mindfulness:
• Walk really slowly and feel the ground under your feet
• Smell the food and chew very slowly, inhale and exhale before you take another bite.
• Brush your teeth with the other hand and concentrate on every tooth
• Lock the door with the wrong hand
• Stop in the moment and focus your attention on the surroundings, of what you see and feel
• Wash the dishes with the wrong hand, smell the soap and feel the temperature of the water

How are you feeling today?

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We are not our feelings but we are ruled by them.
Feelings are a very “charged subject”. Many people have a very hard time to talk about their own feelings and emotions. It’s easier to say that everything is ok. This goes especially for feelings such as anger, jealousy, depression and anxiety. Those feelings relate to shame and weakness.

We have 9 ground-feelings:
• Joy
• Interest
• Curiousness
• Fear
• Anger
• Sadness
• Abhorrence
• Disgust
• Shame/guilt

These feelings are congenital and not learnt. They are with us even at and infancy are the same for all cultures. Other remaining feelings are learnt and made of the ground-feelings.
We are raised to express feelings as happiness and joy. But often we have other feelings too. Because many people don’t show or talk about negative feelings, we think we’re alone in this. But I can promise you that everyone on this earth have the same feelings you do.
One reason, that people don’t talk about feelings other than happiness is, that they are so afraid of being rejected and end up alone. But when you start to show your feelings and talk about them you automatically get better relations. Your emotions make you beautiful and alive. When you’re open and honest people begin to trust you. And you make them feel safe, to show and talk about their emotions.
Showing emotions makes you grow as a person. It helps you understand yourself and makes it easier for you to find out what you want and make decisions.

What makes you happy or sad? Learn to know yourself now. At the end of the day you feel happier. You are greeted with empathy, recognition and sympathy.
You are going to feel a communion and solidarity upon confirmation.
It makes you feel less alone.

Dare to say “I am not perfect and I do not demand perfection from others either”.
Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself 

Don’t worry – a quick fix guide

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To worry is like swinging.
It gives you something to do but does not lead you anywhere.

Worrying is a very common feeling that everyone can identify themselves with. People worry more or less, but these days insecurity and worries accompany us and take up most of our time.
One big thing that feeds our negativity is the media. It’s constantly streaming out bad news and makes us compare our lives with others.
So it is no wonder that our mind has a lot to deal with, selecting all this information and impressions that greet us every time of the day and what to do with it. It results to the mind getting stressed and you begin to worry about all these small unimportant problems like what to cook for dinner etc.
And when you begin to worry over these simple things people always finds it easy to say you shouldn’t worry. But how can one just stop worrying?

How is that to be done when we’re only human? Some worries are really strong and are almost impossible to lose while some are everyday worries that you can learn to handle, or even get rid of completely. But it’s important not to forget that some worries are good for you because they won’t let you take unnecessary challenges, like walking over the street looking at your phone instead of the dangerous traffic.

I always speak warmly about meditation. Meditation puts everything into a perspective of common sense. It takes away that small and little worries you have. Training yoga or chi gong is also a good active action to stop worrying.

Since I stopped looking at news and unnecessary social media, I have so much more time on my hands. Time that I use to improve my life. The worries drain you and take so much of your precious time. Instead I spend time with for example people that gives me energy and makes me a better version of myself.

 

Another method is this little quick fix below:

  1. And breathe with your stomach. Put a hand on your stomach so that you can feel it moving while breathing.
  2. Inhale slowly and think to yourself “I calm my body”
    Hold your breath for as long feels comfortable, but try to do this slowly.
  3. Exhale and think to yourself “I smile”
  4. After a while when you feel finished tell yourself that this is a wonderful moment

 

Worrying doesn’t take away tomorrows troubles. It only takes away todays peace. Today’s peace is very important for you not to get into a negative vicious circle. When you worry, you just stop yourself from enjoying the moment. The things you worry about doesn’t disappear.

Rule your mind, or it will rule you..

Affirmations

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Affirmations

You are what you think and you think what you say to yourself.
And what you think  you will receive.
Say this to yourself today, you are worthy and you deserve greatness. 🏞

Spiritual affirmations are the seeds that we plant in our subconscious. Over time, as we continue to plant these seeds and nurture them with regular meditation, their meaning takes root in our subconscious mind and begins to enact changes in our lives. Repeating it over and over again is a way of feeding the subconscious a positive suggestion to enhance wellbeing.

Affirmations help purify our thoughts and restructure the dynamic of our brains so that we truly begin to think nothing is impossible.

What is your affirmations you tell yourself?
Wish you a happy day