A Healthy Emotional Diet For The Mind (Part 1)
Let us choose a healthy emotional diet by incorporating 5 simple steps in our lifestyle ➤
1 ● 𝐀𝐯𝐨𝐢𝐝 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐧𝐞𝐰𝐬𝐩𝐚𝐩𝐞𝐫, 𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐧𝐞𝐰𝐬 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐥𝐬 𝐨𝐫 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐓𝐕 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰𝐬 that are very emotionally stimulating, as the first thing in the morning. Instead, let us spend at least 15 minutes to read or listen to pure and empowering messages. To beat time constraints, we may even combine it with our morning routine of walk, exercise, while cooking or travelling to work. This way we begin our day with a healthy breakfast for the mind.
2 ● 𝐂𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧. Customize the thoughts to suit our personal, current life situations. Let us remember that affirmations should aim at what we already have or what we want in reality. After every hour, pause for a minute and repeat the affirmations along with visualizing the thoughts.
3 ● 𝗟𝗲𝘁 𝘂𝘀 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗻𝗲𝗴𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗺𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗮𝗴𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗮. Let us not read critical opinions about anyone, a joke showing someone in poor light, a message that shows bias for a person, religion, place, political views and so on. Once we read the message, we have consumed it. It influences our thoughts not only about that particular issue, but even otherwise we tend to create thoughts of criticism, anger and pain. We are what we read, watch and listen.
4 ● 𝐀𝐯𝐨𝐢𝐝 𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐧𝐞𝐰𝐬, 𝐝𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐓𝐕 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰𝐬 𝐨𝐫 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐰𝐬𝐩𝐚𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐭 𝐛𝐞𝐝𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞. Instead, set aside 10 minutes before going to sleep to absorb positive information. This ends our day well and calms the mind so that we enjoy good sleep. It also ensures our last thoughts for the day are not scattered around any negativity.
5 ● 𝐋𝐞𝐭 𝐮𝐬 𝐚𝐥𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐲 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭 (𝐦𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐬, 𝐞𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐬, 𝐚𝐮𝐝𝐢𝐨, 𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐨𝐬, 𝐞𝐭𝐜) 𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐩𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐞 Any moment we feel disturbed or low, immediately read or listen. Even a 5-minute intake of elevated and positive information in the day stops the series of negative thoughts in our mind. The message may give us a solution to our problem. The instant healthy diet strengthens the soul and gives us the power to create a positive response. This is our emotional first aid kit.
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Message for Today
"Free from Waste & Negative Thinking"
When I free myself from waste and negative words, I am able to use the resource of my words in a positive, useful, and purposeful way. My words will be for the benefit of all. I would also notice that my words would be filled with the power of positivity and faith, faith in the self, and faith in others.