People talk about detoxifying their body, but rarely about their minds,yet it’s the mind which plays a bigger part in their personal and professional growth. It is the mind which can make you feel anxious and fearful about your life and future.
Over the last six months I have experienced lots of changes in my personal and professional life. These changes have given me an opportunity to re-think where my life was heading. They have given me a clear vision on the direction I would like my life to take. They have given me hope and courage to make things happen.
Below, are the things which made this process do-able:
- I reviewed what I ate by ensuring that I ate a balanced diet (this includ daily intake of fruits). The results made my energy levels shoot up and the feeling of constant tiredness stopped.
- I created a routine of going to bed early. It was difficult at first as my body was not used to this habit. Sometimes I would spend more than 30 minutes awake in bed before I nodded off to sleep. But with perseverance, after few days I started getting used to it. As a result, I would wake up in the morning with a much clearer head. This enabled me to review my life and figure out areas which needed to fixing; I started reviewing my relationship with my family, friends and colleagues at work and look for ways to make these relationships better.
- I started controlling the way I think about things. Any time my mind would wonder into negativity, I would stop those thoughts on track and bring back my trail of thoughts by putting in some positive thoughts. This was done through reading inspirational quotes or educational books. I finally took charge of what went into my head and made a choice to always be positive about things and never to hold grudges on people.
- I started surrounding myself with positive people. Progressive people who won’t drain my mind and feed it with negativity. As we all know, the people you surround yourself with can either help you to progress to where you want to reach or drain you down to their level. As once said by a famous person, ‘Our ability to survive, to be calm, to even be happy, to possibly be successful, stems entirely from the quality of the people we surround ourselves with’
What I have learned is, the power to progress and achieve our goals lies within ourselves.
This is our journey. Our choice. No one can do it for us.
After all, the old adage says, ‘Where the mind goes, the body will follow’
We need to create an action plan for our vision.
Now is the time to leap out in faith and make things happen!