When I was working, days all seemed the same. In school, the days all blended together until deadlines reared their ugly heads. I thought being unemployed would be different, but it wasn't; all the days still blended together until I didn't know what day it was at all.
Hello there, everyone!😊 How are ya all doin’ today? My love and I had the most fantastic day out yesterday and when we got home I was absolutely exhausted. But even though I felt like I could pass out at any moment, and even though I *wanted* to pass out and just fall asleep, I couldn’t!
Maybe it was the 3 cups of coffee, or maybe love really is a drug, but I just could not stop thinking about what a good day we had! Which was fine, I’m not trying to complain or anything, but I had had my fun and just wanted rest, ya know?
But my mind just Was. Not. Having. It.
At one point I tried telling myself that I was in control, not my mind. Needless to say, it didn’t do much other than stress me out a little bit.
Then I remembered this lovely article by Agastya Kapoor on agastyakapoor.in.
The mind is a wanderer, its what it does! Trying to control it is like trying to drink the ocean; it can’t be done.
Then I realized something. I was afraid. I was afraid of losing those happy memories I had made, and so I was clinging onto them. Trying to control, or just stop, my restless thoughts had been pointless up until that point because I didn’t know why my mind was so restless in the first place!
Do you know what I did to help my mind rest?
I wrote. I wrote down all of the pleasant memories and cute dumb jokes my love made, I wrote about going to lunch and trying to go for a walk in the park in 25 degree Fahrenheit weather. I wrote down all the fun moments, all the boring moments, and everything in-between.
And ya know what? It helped. Suddenly, my mind settled. Peace at last!
Writing down all the memories I was afraid of losing ensured that those memories wouldn’t be forgotten. Lost in a closet eventually, maybe, but they would be easier to find in a closet than in my head!
I don’t know if I would have realized I was so afraid of forgetting if it wasn’t for The Art and Craft of Calming a Restless Mind and I hope you all enjoy reading it as much as I did! ❤
Do you have a restless mind? Have you ever been unsure of what you would like to do for an afternoon and subsequently done nothing because you can’t decide?
When thoughts flood your mind, they drain your energy, stop you from living in the present moment, and can create a loop in your brain that feels difficult to escape. They can also make it harder to concentrate and accomplish daily tasks and impair your memory and sleep.
What is a restless mind?
A mind which has numerous thoughts flowing and is unable to segregate the chaos is a restless mind. One is unable to stay calm. The overthinking is the root cause of a restless mind.
The mind is very restless, turbulent, strong and obstinate. Lord, It appears to me that it’s more difficult to control than the wind. Bhagavad Gita 6.34
Why does our mind wander?
It’s the nature of the mind to…
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