Updated: Aug 16, 2019
Protecting your Mind & Stopping the Emotional Roller Coaster - When No Means No!
What seems to take everyone out of their game at one time or another are the thoughts that can run rampage through the brain like a herd of elephants. I’m not talking about any old thoughts here either, I’m talking about negative thoughts.
These thoughts can be about a disagreement that you’ve had with someone, thoughts about how someone has hurt you in the past, or perhaps just some little niggle that you just can’t get out of your mind.
These types of thoughts can de-rail us, they can completely take us off track and AWAY from what we want to achieve in life. Not only that, energetically they bring you down to a whole new low..
“What you focus on, grows” .. Right!..
So when we focus on something not so great, it seems to get bigger and bigger in our minds until it is the only thing we can see and think about and then the emotions get involved too, we can’t leave those out can we.. and once the emotions get involved it’s highway doom and gloom here we come.
So what to do?
Here’s a little mind hack.. that’s short and sweet.. but if you practice it, you will soon get really good at it, and it will be much easier for you to stop that runaway train.
So.. someone has upset you, this can be a neighbour, a friend, a colleague or a family member, but whoever it is, you find yourself going over and over the scenario, what they said, what you said, what you could have said, what you should have said, and then of course you have the What if’s.. having their two penneth in your mind too and before you know it your mind is like a circus with all that monkey chatter going on .
So here’s the mind hack.. Tell yourself “NO!” That’s it, Super Simple..
You tell yourself “No!” out loud if you need to, but what the word symbolises is that it’s time to stop the chatter and that no matter how much you analize the situation,. No matter how many times you go over it, it can’t be changed, it’s happened, it’s done and it serves no purpose at all now going over it..
No means that you accept this and are going to move on and focus on what’s in front of you rather than what’s behind you.
At first, when you say “NO!” and bear in mind you will have to say it forcefully… you ‘re mind will try to reject it, it will ‘hear it' and maybe stop for a while, but you will need to keep doing it.
This is something you will need to practice, but I promise in time, when you find yourself going over and over something someone said, or over and over a situation in your mind that has been done and dusted and can’t be changed, once you say NO, your mind will just stop… You will have trained it.
I love this quote it is so apt:
“When you hold on to your History, you do it at the expense of your Destiny.”
Let History go... tell your mind No! and then move on ..
Till Next time…