Our life is fast. There always seems to be something to be done. We rush from place to place. We could hardly take a break, and it is usually in the middle of these tasks where we find ourselves anxious, our mind in a loop, which puts us in so much negativity.
How do you cope?
Despite a busy life, there are some things you can do to calm your mind, such as:
Most of the time, we are our worst critics because we think that it will help us to be more self-aware, that it will push us to work harder. The thing is, that’s not how it works. In fact, self-criticism can destroy your resilience. You will realize that you will not be able to learn from our mistakes when you beat on them. This is why people who are self-critical tend to have greater anxiety and depression. They are also the ones who find it challenging to bounce back from struggles.
When you practice self-compassion, you become aware of your emotions. By being aware, you have to understand your mistakes and that is part of life. Adopting this attitude will make you feel calmer and be less aware of failure.
Connect With People
Sometimes, we do so many things every day that we neglect the relationships in our lives. When was the last time you connected deeply with someone?
When you don’t have connection in your life, you get lonely. You may not know this yet, but you will wake up one day and realize that you, therefore, are fueling your anxiety and other negative emotions. Feelings of loneliness can be destructive to your body and mind and stress and lack of calm in your mind can contribute to this loneliness.
One of the greatest human needs is to connect with other people in a positive way. When we satisfy that need, you bring yourself more calm. So, reach out to your loved ones and make it a habit to connect with them at least every day.
Determine If a Thought Is Helpful
When a negative thought pops into your head and it’s actually true, that doesn’t mean you should put all your attention on it. If you keep thinking in the negative, then how is it helping you? You are putting yourself in so much negativity, so your mind is working.
So, when a negative thought pops into your head that you think might trigger your anxiety and other negative feelings, see if it’s helpful. If not, get it out of your head.
Move Your Body
When you worry, you are not actually doing anything to solve it, which in turn causes the problem to persist. What you are actually doing is feeding us more of your anxiety. When your mind is in a loop, you can distract it by moving or doing a different task or activity. So, the next time you think about it, you are more rational and have potential solutions to eradicate it from your life.
Show Compassion For Others
When you are compassionate towards other people, it increases your well-being and your heart rate decreases. It can help calm your mind. In addition, it can also protect you from the negative things that you encounter on a daily basis.
One thing to keep in mind is to have a calm mind, you don’t need to avoid any stressful situation, because that is clearly impossible.
What you should do is take the time to connect with others, practice self-compassion, and show others that you care. You won’t be happy all the time, but you can keep your mind calm if you need it.