If you’re like most people, your mind is full of busy thoughts.
Thoughts about what’s for dinner, where the kids are, what you’re going to wear today, who commented on your Facebook wall, what you should write back to the email that just came in, how you’re going to deal with all the errands you have to run, and that client who is starting to be a pain in the neck…
The mind races on and it keeps you from being able to be present and enjoy the company of your kids and family.
This racing mind activity can even keep you from being able to sleep well at night. Have you ever had trouble getting to sleep because your mind was racing so quickly even though your eyes were closed and you were tired?
Yeah. Me too.
Tina Su shares a technique that has worked to help her quiet her mind.
Follow these four rules to inner cleanse:
Say what you mean. Mean what you say.
Don’t say to anyone unless you can say to everyone.
Don’t say inside, what you cannot say outside.
Don’t say unless it is true, useful or kind.
It may seem difficult at first, but do it consistently and consciously for 3 days and it becomes much easier after that. Extend it to 7 days, and then to 21 days. Please do not kick yourself for slipping on the rules, it happens, let it go.
Before you click through to read more details about each of these 4 steps, think about it for a minute…
What impact could it have in your relationship with your kids (or your spouse for that matter) if you were to say what you mean, and mean what you say?
What if you were to stop gossiping about other people and only say things that you would be comfortable saying in front of everyone?
What if you made sure that you were only saying true, useful, and kind things?
And what if you only said things to yourself internally that you would also say to others on the outside?
Not that you have to focus on all 4 of these at one time…it’s not about overwhelming you…
But consider picking one of them and bringing your awareness to it and see what changes in your peace and your ability to be present with your kids and with your family.
How To Quiet Your Mind [Think Simple Now]