Oh hi there! Thank you for spending some time with me today while I chat about the importance of a mental cleanse. If you are new here, my name is Victoria. I run the Life of your Dreams course, I teach women like you how to turn their wildest dreams into reality. If you’ve been here before, thank you for coming back! Now that we’ve had a proper introduction, let’s get on with it.
Mental cleanse: The power of the mind.
When was the last time you made a conscious decision to work on your mindset? How many times per day are you exposed to toxicity, on the news, on socials, in your daily life, or all of the above? When was the last time you took a day to just do a little self care for your mind?
I want to bet that you don’t spend enough time feeding your mind. I’m pretty sure you are constantly bombarded with the utmost toxic things online and one the news, and i’m going to be bold and say that you don’t spend enough time nurturing your mind.
How do I know this? Because I was the same way. Before I started on my journey to a new life, my mental health and my mindset were the last things on my priority list.
I was focused on the latest celebrity gossip, engrossed in ridiculous banter online, and not working on creating a healthy mindset for myself.
One day I realized that I didn’t want to life my life in such a negative way anymore. I wanted to feed my soul, my mind, I wanted to unlock the true power that was buried beneath all the negativity and toxicity
So I did a mental cleanse and I started taking steps to seriously reprogram my mind.
The results were extraordinary.
I go into more detail in my course, which I strongly suggest you take if you are feeling stagnant in life. But what I wish I had learned sooner in life is that what you put in your mind basically becomes your world. If you feed your mind negative things then your world will be negative.
But if you nurture your mind, embrace the power you have inside of you, your entire world will change for the better. Here are a few of my favorite ways to do a mental cleanse and reprogram your mind.
Mental Cleanse tip #1 Brain Dump
When it comes to cleansing your mind, the first thing you have to do is identify the negative things that are clouding your mind. You don’t have to list all of the negative things, you can list the positive things too.
All you need for a brain dump is a journal or a pen and paper. Set the timer on your phone for 3 minutes or so and just start writing everything that is on your mind.
Once complete, you can really see what is standing in the way of having a healthy mind. It’s super quick, easy, and so helpful.
Tip #2. Stop watching the news completely
Fox news? CNN? Sis we don’t know her. A lot of the extremely negative things that influence our thoughts come from current events reported on the news. Now it is much harder to avoid the news these days since we also get exposed to the news 24/7 on social media, but the first and easiest thing you should do is turn off the television.
And you want to know what happened when I stopped watching the news? I realized just how much negativity the news bombards us with and how much we are exposed to it even when we aren’t trying to consume the news.
Just a few days after I boycotted the news, I was pumping gas when I heard about a murder on the little TV they have at the gas pump. Do I need to watch the news while I’m pumping gas? NO. but I was subjected to extremely sad, violent, and toxic news in the 5 minutes that I was pumping gas.
On a different occasion, I was waiting for my windshield to get repaired because it had a crack and they had the news on in the waiting room. Everything they were reporting was so scary and terrible.
And another time I went to the nail salon to get a pedicure and they had the news on the TV while I was getting my toes done. Luckily I was the only one in the salon and I asked them to turn it off but why do I need to be exposed to such toxicity while I’m trying to relax?
Pay attention to the negativity that bombards you every day. I bet you will notice it’s a lot more than you thought. It takes constant work to protect your mind and protect your energy. It’s not going to be easy, but it gets easier over time.
Tip #3. Disconnect
Disconnecting is one of the healthiest things I have started doing for myself in recent years. The easiest way to disconnect is to spend some time outside in nature.
I like to go on hikes with my family and I leave my phone at home. My husband has his, so I don’t have to have mine.
There is something so liberating about not having my phone, about not being reachable at the moment. It’s so satisfying to be completely disconnected from the social world and from everyone for that matter.
Going on hikes and spending time in the woods makes me appreciate and respect nature. It makes me feel more connected to the earth. It has helped me so much.
I also learned that some of the most powerful people in the world do this. Bill Gates actually takes one or two weeks per year for a “think week”. This is where he goes alone to a cabin in the woods completely tech free.
Bill Gates takes papers from Microsoft employees who are pitching new things for the company. He also takes information on potential new investments. Think weeks are a critical time to disconnect from the distractions so he can make the best decisions.
Disconnecting will look different for everyone. You might want to disconnect so you can think about making an important life decision, re evaluating your life, or just disconnecting from the toxic world. It’s powerful. You should aim to have at least one disconnect session per week.
Tip #4 Reprogram
In order to really understand how important it is to use the power of your mind to create an amazing life, I suggest you read this book. After you read, know exactly how to use your mind as a weapon for success.
I also share many ways to reprogram your mind in the Life of your Dreams course, tips that will help you identify what to focus on in life and how to program your mind for abundance, success, and making your dreams come true.
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