So, you want to be masterful at all that you do. There are practices you can engage in that helps you be in better control of your mind. Doing so helps your chances of success and provides you with greater ease living in today’s unpredictable world. A strong mind helps you build a strong body so there are benefits to working with the mental aspect of your life first.
Here is how you can be a master of your mind starting with five easy practices today:
1. Eliminate the word ‘can’t’ from your vocabulary.
If there is one thing that you do to master your mind, it’s this practice. Remove mental limitations in order to remove physical limitations from your life. Stop saying you ‘can’t’ do something. You’re making the choice not to do something. Your level of capability has nothing to do with it.
2. Challenge yourself by learning something new.
Your mind craves knowledge. It’s what sets you apart from other and enriches your experiences in life. If you haven’t had a chance to do something new in a while, now is the time to come up with a list of experiences that you’d like to try. Pick one and don’t give it up until you think you’ve gained a better understanding of it.
3. Speak to yourself the way you would someone you respect and admire.
Stop beating yourself up for your shortcomings. Instead, encourage yourself to flourish. You’ll be less scared of taking risks because you know something good will come out of the situation. When you speak to yourself, do so with love. Treat yourself the way you would your family, friends, and an esteemed colleague. You also deserve your respect and admiration!
4. Always have a Plan B ready.
It pays to be prepared. When you have an alternate scenario in mind, you’re ready for anything life throws at you. When Plan A doesn’t work, you’re able to quickly move on to Plan B. You can do it without breaking a sweat. You won’t muddle your mind with worries because you’ll be well-prepared to handle any situation you encounter personally and professionally.
5. Know that you cannot grow as a person if you think the way you do.
Even if you’re content with who you are and the experiences you had to date, there is always room for improvement. By challenging your thinking, you’re able to grow in ways that you never even imagined. Some of the ways you can do just that are to research an opposing view to understand why other people feel the way they do. You can also try doing things opposite to the way you do them now. If you’re right-handed, try doing things with your left hand. If you drive one way to work each day, take another route.
Master your mind and witness how the practices transform you. You’d be amazed at how easy it is once you’ve gotten started. Shift your mindset to be accepting of what is and challenging of the things you can control through actions. You’ll be able to discern what you can do to change situations and when it’s best to “go with the flow”.