Feed Your Mind with Inspiration and Wisdom
Have you ever noticed that your thoughts tend to ―snowball the more you focus in a particular direction? The more you focus on things that make you feel frightened, the more those fearful feelings will continue to grow.
On the other hand, if you can distract yourself from those fearful thoughts – even for a few minutes – you will notice that you automatically start focusing in a more positive direction. Even better, this snowball effect can last for hours, long after you have stopped deliberately focusing on positive thoughts.
For this reason, deliberately feeding your mind with positive material from books and films can have a powerful calming effect on fear. Some of the best sources of inspiration and wisdom are works of inspiring literature, empowering non-fiction books, and films that deliver messages about courage, strength, and joy.
Not only can you absorb positive thoughts by reading the books and watching the films, you can take it a step further and jot down a few insights about them in a blank journal and explore how they might apply in your own life.
Even if you live in a negative environment, you still choose to let it in or not. You can block garbage from invading your mind by deliberately stopping the flow going in you. It’s as simple as closing your eyes and look somewhere else when you don’t feel good about what you see. It’s as simple as cutting the chatting of someone who’s talking garbage to you. It’s as simple as to stop reading what is making you feel bad. You are in charge of what you let in. Listen to the physical alarm you have inside of you.
Garbage in - garbage out.