We spend our whole lives inside our heads listening to our own thoughts. Yet most people don’t make it a place they like living. Your mind is a powerful tool that not only creates the reality you live in, but also the type of person you want to be. The Embodied Woman tends to her mind. This includes the thoughts she thinks, the information she seeks, the way she nurtures her mind & how she chooses to see the world.
What does it look like to not embody your mind?
When you’re not living in harmony with your mind, it can show up as stress and anxiety. You worry about what might go wrong instead of enjoying the present moment. There’s a lack of direction because self-doubt holds you back from making changes. You’re fearful that your efforts will be wasted if they don’t lead somewhere specific.
8 Ways to Embody & Embrace Your Mind
It’s important to understand that your mind is malleable. You can choose what information enters and what you want to believe. Continuing in the Embodied Woman series, here are 8 ways to help you embody and embrace your mind, so you can have more inner peace and clarity in what you want to do next.
1. Be curious and explore new ideas.
The more you learn, the more inspiration you’ll have in your life to draw from. You have so much information available to you at your fingertips. There’s no reason to not continually be learning and seeking out new knowledge that will help you grow as an individual.
Go deeper: What would you like to learn more about? Write it down and start researching!
2. Take on new challenges.
Growth comes from pushing yourself. It’s in times of overcoming adversity and uncertainty when you find out what you’re made of. The more times you face discomfort and push on in spite of self-doubt, the more confidence you’ll have in yourself to figure things out – allowing for even greater adventures to come!
Go deeper: What have you always wanted to try, but were too scared to go for it?
3. View change as an opportunity to grow.
Life is a series of changes. While some people fight against the tide, embracing change allows for growth and peace in moments when you’re struggling with what’s happening. There are always reasons why things evolve as they do – even if at first glance you don’t understand why. Trust that everything makes sense with time.
Go deeper: Looking back on your life, what changes resulted in something good?
4. Prioritize your mental state.
I can’t emphasize this enough – Care about how you feel. If you don’t like how you’re feeling, take action to help yourself feel better. When you go down the rabbit hole of negative thoughts (stress, worry, fear), it’s hard to think rationally. Gratitude is an easy mind hack to help you get into a state of inner peace so you can approach your life with more clarity. You can’t be angry and grateful at the same time – it doesn’t work that way – so choose the thoughts that feel better.
Go deeper: What works for me to calm my mind?
5. Rewrite old mental scripts.
The first step in creating new mental scripts is to identify the old ones. These negative thoughts can be anything from why you’re not good enough or haven’t achieved your goal yet, to who you believe yourself to be. They reinforce to yourself who you are and how you’re showing up, but they often keep you small.
Go deeper: Louis Hay once said that she asks herself 3 questions when she has a negative thought or belief about herself; 1) Is it true? 2) Who says it’s true? 3) Why is it true? Once you start questioning the thoughts you have about yourself, you’ll often find that you weren’t the one who put it there in the first place. Use these questions to start deconstructing your mental scripts so you can use your mind to empower yourself moving forward.
6. Look for the lessons.
Reviewing and reflecting on the experiences that have shaped your life helps you to see the bigger picture. You’ll learn about yourself and how you handle certain situations, and you can also think about how you’d like to do things differently next time. Finding the silver lining in the harder times helps to understand the experience and why it was beneficial for you to go through it – and also how it’s shaped you into the person you are now.
Go deeper: Think of a difficult situation – what was the silver lining?
7. Observe things as they are.
When you observe things without trying to assign meaning or place them into categories, it helps you to stay in the present moment. Notice how quickly your mind wants to make a judgment in order to understand, when it’s actually these judgments that cause unnecessary pain. Imagine life without labels like “good” or “bad,” “ugly” or “pretty.” All that matters are the experiences themselves and the way you use your mind to get through them.
Go deeper: In which situations am I quick to judge?
8. Seek other viewpoints.
The world is a much more interesting place when you take the time to get out of your comfort zone and connect with other people. It’s easy and comfortable to live in a vacuum – where everyone thinks the same way and has the same beliefs. However, this limits you from people that can bring value and offer new perspectives to your life. We aren’t all meant to be the same, which is why this world is so beautiful and diverse!
Go deeper: What topics would I like to understand a different perspective on and who can I talk to?
Next in the Series: How to Embody & Embrace Your Body
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