06 Feb What do you feed your mind on a daily basis?
Mahatma Gandhi said: I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
Now what messages do you allow into your mind? I’m talking about the things you hear and see. Are they uplifting messages? Are they inspiring messages? Are these messages moving you forward towards your goals, towards a life that you truly want or are these messages holding you back or do you feel stuck?
Here are some strategies to feed your mind a healthy diet…
What’s the first thing you think, hear or read in the morning? How do you start you day?
Do you check your phone before your eyes have even barely opened? Every morning when I wake up I focus on at least 3 things that I’m grateful for. This is a great way to start the day.
What amount of news do you take in each day? Unfortunately the reality is there is a lot more bad news in the media than good news. Do you watch the news first thing in the morning?
I’m certainly on one end of the extreme; I avoid the news like the plague and rely on a few trusted resources and sources to keep me posted on what I need to know. However, I’d recommend reading the news after you feed your mind with something positive and nourishing or try reading the news in the middle of the day versus the beginning of the day.
What do you listen to in your car? What do you read on your commute?
I spend a lot of time in my car travelling to and from meetings and as much as I love music I tend to listen to inspirational messages and wisdom from people I respect and admire. People like Tony Robbins and Les Brown. If you listen to something uplifting for 5-10 minutes daily it makes a difference to your day
Who do you surround yourself with? Do you have a lot of complainers around you?
Do you have a people around you who just can’t stop gossiping?
Are you surrounded by people who tell you – your dreams are too big, you cant do that, that’s impossible.
Jim Rohn said.. You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with
Add value to others lives – what you send out will come back in abundance.
What you give and the way you treat people is what you will get back..
Smile to everyone you walk past, even strangers! Help out someone whenever you can, just listening to someone can be a great help to that person, encourage someone – they may have had a bad day.
Every little message that you hear gets registered in your mind, so manage those messages. Sometimes it may mean limiting your time and your conversations with certain friends, family or colleagues. Make sure you protect your mind from what goes in.
I’ll leave you with this thought by an unknown author…
Watch your thoughts, they become words
Watch your words, they become actions
Watch your actions, they become habits
Watch your habits, they become your character
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny!