Paying attention to what you are thinking is an important step in a healthy mind.
Mindyourmind.org has some steps to help you have a healthy mind.
Top 10 Easy, Everyday Ways to Improve Your Mental Health
- Spend Time Outdoors
- Share a Laugh
- Express Gratitude
- Get Quality Sleep
- Talk (to a friend, to your cat…)
- Take a Break
- Sing (in a choir, in the shower…)
- Your idea here!
From Psychology Today: The mind can sometimes be a wonderful, creative instrument. However usually, the inner dialogue is anything but constructive. Remember – you are not your mind, and never let yourself be tricked by it.
Quote by Denis Avey, Author: The mind is a powerful thing. It can take you through walls.
Buddha: “It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.” “We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” “There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind.”
We can never stop thinking but we can pay attention to what the chatter is all about and allow us to be a little more detached. Having a healthy mind is a lifelong journey. A journey so worth the effort.