Our Mind: a powerful ally or destructive enemy.
You get to make the choice between which one yours is. Our mind can be our faithful servant; we just have to learn how to guide it. We have to set the tone, we have to guide it and tell it who is in charge.
As you know, I am an advocate of directing your subconscious mind in order to release limiting belief and destructive patters. I teach my clients to reprogramme their mind and show it who is boss.
But we also have to give it a break!
Everyone knows that the CEOs who get the best from their employees are the ones that treat them with respect, listen to their views and then lead them forward for the best of all concerned.
You are the CEO of your mind. So as well as working it hard to benefit you, I would like you to take charge and ensure that you are being an effective leader. We have discussed Self-Care for our Body and now it is time to tend to the needs of our Mind. Keep your Mind in good shape and it will serve you well.
Hold a board meeting:
Listen to your mind – awareness is key. You’re in big trouble if you have no idea of the negatives things your employees are going around saying about you. The same is true of your inner thoughts. They are running your world so make sure you know what your programming is.
- Journal your thoughts. First thing in the morning is the best way to catch what your subconscious mind is really thinking.
- Speak into a Dictaphone about something that is bothering you, just speak freely and listen back the next day. You’ll be surprised about what you said that you were unaware of!
Pay it well:
Ensure you are paying back. Your mind works hard for you so reward it.
- Eat foods that increase brain power – protein, essential fats
- Eat to stabilise your blood sugar – we all know how fuzzy we feel when our blood sugar takes a dip. Keep your brain charged up.
- Drink lots of water - this will ensure it can focus on the task in hand.
Look at these incredible facts on water and brain function:
- The brain is approximately 85 percent water
- The University of East London researchers believe that once thirst is relieved, the brain is left to focus on the task in hand.
- Dr Edmonds has previously shown that children who have a drink of water ahead of sitting tests fare up to a third better.
- Just 90 minutes of steady sweating can shrink the brain as much as a year of ageing. But after a glass of water or two the brain quickly returns to normal.
- Water gives the brain the electrical energy for all brain functions, including thought and memory processes.
- According to Dr. Corinne Allen, founder of the Advanced Learning and Development Institute, brain cells need two times more energy than other cells in the body. Water provides this energy more effectively than any other substance.
- When your brain is functioning on a full reserve of water, you will be able to think faster, be more focused, and experience greater clarity and creativity.
- If your brain drops 2 percent in body water, you may suffer from fuzzy short-term memory, experience problems with focusing, and have trouble with math computations.
- Further studies have shown that prolonged dehydration causes brain cells to shrink in size and mass. This is most common in the elderly, many of whom tend to be chronically dehydrated for years.
- You can read more here.
Pass me the water jug!
Give it training:
Keep your Mind sharp and active by learning new things.
- Read more
- Go to the library and discover a new subject
- Take an education classes or workshops
- Learn a new language
- Take a quiz
- Do a Sudoku puzzle
Set clear boundaries:
- Allow yourself only a set time to worry and then tell it enough is enough
- Too much free thinking can cause you to slip into a negative mindset UNLESS you keep an awareness of what you are thinking.
- Say affirmations to give it guidance on what you wish it to ‘work on’
- Set yourself an intention for the day and ensure it remains focused on that task
- Write out your desires and goals – you need to give it direction
- Write lists with SMART targets
- Do one thing at a time
Let it have a holiday:
- Get enough sleep
- Practise mindfulness
- Do something that doesn’t involve thinking
- Engage in activities that make you lose track of time.
- Go out and have fun!
- Remember: time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
So how are you faring up as the CEO of your Mind? Are there any changes you would like to make to run a tighter ship? Are you being too tough or too lapse? Do you have any other ways you take care of your Mind’s needs? Please leave a comment below, I always love hearing from you.