You find that you have a very large organ called a brain. It thinks. It thinks a lot. And if you’re a very intelligent person it thinks a whole lot. And if you’re a very intelligent woman it probably thinks about a whole lot of different things at the same time. There was a joke going around Facebook about that – something to effect of, “Imagine having your browser with 3,467 tabs open all at once. That’s what it’s like to be in a woman’s head.”
I thought that was funny because I can so totally relate. And I wouldn’t really want to change much; I love my creativity and analytical mind. But with some, or a lot of, practice I’ve trained myself to rein in my obsessive mind when I need to.
You see our wonderfully creative and multi-tasking minds are great for some things but when our thoughts turn into feelings about our love life that bog us down then we begin attracting exactly what we don’t want into our lives. Our predominating feelings and energy matches exactly what we’re attracting in. So it’s very beneficial to have tools for noticing when you’re thinking and vibrating where you don’t want to be, to rein it in, and to go back to what you want.
Here are a few techniques for anyone wanting to take charge of their life in spite of what your habitual mind is telling you –
– Begin a silent meditation practice. This can start out just 5 minutes a day and go up to as long as you have time for. Begin by concentrating on one thing – your breathing, a word or short phrase (a mantra), or your spiritual center between your eyebrows. If your mind wanders, just simply bring it back to your point of focus. This will help you to become more present and aware when your mind is going somewhere not productive for you.
– If you find that you’re having a conversation with yourself (and I do, often) that is unpleasant, turn it into a conversation of gratitude. Thank the Universe or God or Source for all the good things that have come your way.
– Get those thoughts out in a productive way – call a friend, write it in a journal, talk to a coach or counselor. The other person is only to listen to you. I find that the thoughts are way more interesting and elaborate and scary in my head but after I voice them they lose their power and drama. They lose their realness.
Implementing one or all three of these techniques can really change your relationship to how much power your habitual thinking has over your life. And then from there you can bring your thoughts and feelings back to the vibration of where you want your life and relationships to be instead.
Do you have any other tips, tricks or tools that work well for you? I’d love to know, please share.
Have a joyous and peaceful weekend!
Lots of Love,