State of Mind is described as Drunken monkey stung by 1000’s of bees. Question is how can we put this uncontrollable part of our body to peace when it never stays at one single state of emotion for a very long time. We can actually hack the brain and put him to state of everlasting joy.
There are these 6 habits if we master we can hack our brain to achieve success and happiness at same time.
1. Meditation and Mindfulness
Neuroscience has shown that practicing mindfulness and meditation affects brain areas related to perception, body awareness, pain tolerance, emotion regulation, introspection, complex thinking and sense of self.
While more research is needed to document these changes over time and understand underlying mechanisms, the converging evidence is compelling and just the beginning of the story.
The benefits of practicing gratitude are nearly endless. People who regularly practice gratitude by taking time to notice and reflect upon things they’re thankful for experience more positive emotions, feel more alive, sleep better, express more compassion and kindness and even have stronger immune systems.
Moreover gratitude doesn’t need to be reserved only for momentous occasions. Sure you might express gratitude after receiving promotion at work but you can also be thankful for something as simple as someone opening door for you or a driver in front giving you way first.
Visualisation is power of positive thought process. It’s like having a ball of energy which is directed towards your purpose.
Once you create a powerful vision and direct it towards your purpose it will attract similar positive energy from someone else leading to fulfilment of manifestation.
There are various techniques of visualisation and if you learn them from the people who practice them, you will find it very easy to practice in daily life.
4. Exercise and Yoga
Its true that healthy mind dwells in a healthy body. Its for this reason that we feel low when our body is week. It also means that if we keep our body healthy, our mind and energy would feel on the TOP of the WORLD.
Yoga is a great way to start your day. By encouraging relaxation, yoga will help lower the levels of the stress hormone cortisol in your body. Related benefits also include the lowering of blood pressure and heart rate, improving the process of digestion and boosting the immune system and in turn making you happy throughout the day and life.
Consider free hand exercises as compared to heavy weights as it minimises the physical effects of stress on the your body yet makes core of the body stronger.
5. Waking up Early
All of us have heard famous quote of Benjamin Franklin “Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.”
In various studies it has been found that waking up early before sunrise extends life, increases the activity of body cells, improves person’s mental capabilities and develops new brain cells.
As per Hindu Mythology the morning hour starting from 4 am is considered “Brahma Mahurata” meaning “The Time of GOD”. Infact all rishi’s and sages used to start their day at this time with meditation. A big reason for their success and happiness in life.
Infact new age Guru’s are no less. Apple CEO Tim Cook wakes up at 4:30 in the morning and sends out company e-mails. And at 5 am he’s at the gym. Even Paul Polman -CEO Unilever, Steve Reinemund -PepsiCo CEO & Chairman rise up between 5 am and 6 am every day to start their daily routine.
So be the Early bird that Catches the Worm.
6. Stay in the moment
“The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment: You create a good future by creating a good present” – Eckhart Tolle
The boundary between past and future is nearly fictional
We either live in past or we dwell in future. But we never realise that both these worlds are non-existent. It is our mind creating these worlds through imagination.
Then the big question is – what is true and existent? Our true existence is represented by thin moment which lies between thinking of either past or knitting thoughts for future.
Life unfolds in the present. But often, we let the present slip away, allowing time to pass undetected and unnoticed and wasting priceless moments of our lives as either we worry about future or ponder about past.
It is very difficult to hold mind at a time. Sage Patanjali say’s “Mind is like Monkey – drunk on many bottles of wine and stung by 1000s of Bees”
Author is Beyondmind.
Beyond Mind helps you unlock your unlimited potential through EQ and Mindfulness to be more happy and successful.