Once you’ve learned how to clear your head of daily worries with the basics of mindfulness, such as deep breathing and being present in the moment.The next step is to shift your state of mind. If stress has been causing you to have negative thoughts, try switching your direction and think positive. Look on the bright side this Monday and spread sunshine.
Looking on the bright side is the next step to building mindfulness in your life. If you feel like you’re going through a stressful time, replace the thoughts that trigger stress with a more positive spin.
When you sit down for your mindfulness practice, take the time to calm your mind first. Do a deep breathing exercise for a minute or more. Then concentrate on the current moment. Now that you’re present, allow any worries or negative thoughts to enter your mind… and then flip them to something positive.
It’s healthy to have and acknowledge negative thoughts. The important thing to remember is that you can change your mind about how to approach those thoughts. You can change shift them from negative to positive. When you start confronting the source of your negative thoughts, you can begin to manage them instead of dreading them. With the help of mindfulness, you can also learn to let frustrating and stressful moments pass.
Spend this Monday in a positive state of mind. It will do your mind a lot of good!