Manage Your Mindset
How To Control Your Mind
Did you know you have the ability to control your mind? Although the concept of mind control belongs in science fiction, you do have some say over your thoughts. Unwanted thoughts can be very difficult to shake, and can lead to feelings of frustration, anxiety, and distress. This coupled with being discouraged and burnt out from the pandemic leads to an overall negative headspace.
Here are some tips to change your mindset and give you a more positive outlook:
Recognize The Thoughts You Want To Change. The first step is to recognize the patterns of negative thoughts you already have. You may find yourself ruminating over the same topic, or continually practicing negative self-talk. Identifying the areas that need to change first helps these other steps be more effective.
Change Your Perspective. Try to find the good in every situation. This may seem easier said than done, but first try to look at every situation as an outside observer. This will help you gain perspective. Explore why you may feel the way you do, and think of any positives that may come from the situation.
Practice Positive Self Talk. You are your own worst critic. One rule to live by is do not say anything to yourself that you wouldn’t say to anyone else. Be gentle and kind with yourself.
Write About It. Journaling how you feel is a great outlet to let out any negative thoughts you have. Writing about it can also reduce the intensity of these thoughts.
Surround Yourself With Positive People. The people you surround yourself with greatly affect your mindset. Make sure you have people in your life that have positive mindsets and will support and uplift you.
You don’t need to have super powers to control your mind, you just need practice! Eventually these practices will become habits in your everyday life. If you find yourself with overwhelming negative thoughts, or just need some extra help, reach out to PACS. PACS is a resource for our community that is always there to help.