Calming self-talk not only reduces stress, it actually helps you find more time.
And you can give yourself this calming gift whenever you want to – it’s up to you. Many of us don’t tap into that power – but how about starting today?
How often do you wake up in the middle of the night with frantic thoughts about all you need to get done the next day? Sometimes do you feel panic rising, when you don’t know where to start? Do you feel trapped and frustrated, with too much to do and no time to get it done?
Everyone has these feelings from time to time, but you can learn to use calming words and thoughts to quiet your mind. A calm mind is a more attentive and proactive mind, and this means less stress, a fuller appreciation of your moments, and more time!
Calming Words-How to Access Them
When you have a mind that won’t stop, you are usually tangled in overwhelm. The more your mind races, the more anxious and frustrated you become, and this leads to diminished productivity and growing stress. You don’t have to continue to live this way.
If your mind starts running a million miles a minute and you’re not sure which way to turn next, your first step is to pause and notice what you are doing. Bringing your mind’s chatter to consciousness is key in stopping it. You can’t address a problem until you actually see it!
Next, instead of messages of stress and overwhelm, repeat a positive affirmation. Positive, calming affirmations are important because they give you permission to turn off the negative dialogue in your mind and replace it with positive thoughts.
Your mind’s chatter about overwhelm and stress feeds the feelings of turmoil. When you replace this with calming affirmations, you change your life, one positive statement at a time.
Using the power of positive self-talk, you program your mind to work in a new and different way.
So, when things feel out of hand, you can use an affirmation such as, “I trust my ability to relax. I am calm and peaceful.”
Even if this isn’t the case at the moment, the more you practice repeating it, the more you will believe it. This creates a profound shift in your inner dialogue in those moments when you are tempted to succumb to the craziness surrounding you.
Calming Words-They really Work!
If you have a hard time believing that this strategy will work for you, give it a try with an open heart and mind. It really does work! In no time at all, you’ll feel more peaceful and reap the benefits in your daily life.
Many of us feel like we cannot do anything about the busy lives we lead and the discontent and overwhelm that we feel. But when you use calming, positive affirmations, you actually reprogram your brain so that positive thoughts replace debilitating negativity.© Copyright 2014 Paula Eder, Ph.D.