Thought loops can be a powerful detriment to your mental health OR a powerful tool. These are patterns or "programs" that the brain runs semi-automatically. They can be particularly insidious if they are negative and feedback into themselves causing infinite loops of negative thinking.
In this episode of Happy You Are here Podcast, we'll discuss how to recognize those thought loops and give some examples of positive thought loops you can try to replace the negative ones with.
The way you've had meditation described to you is wrong. Whoever started saying the goal of meditation is to clear your mind is completely full of it.
That's just not how it works at all. Let's talk about it.
So we've covered Infomation Diet, Gratitude and minimizing complaining, and taking care of your physical health. This episode is on meditation.
I'm really into a bunch of different types of meditation. There are literally hundreds. BUT in regards to basic mental fortitude and sense of wellbeing, there's one relatively simple type of meditation we're going to focus on. That is mindfulness meditation.
Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/mindfulness-meditation-is-huge-but-science-isnt-sure-how-or-whether-it-works/2018/03/23/2fa510a6-1e4e-11e8-9de1-147dd2df3829_story.html
We discuss my least favorite thing that is also one of the most effective ways of boosting mood, mental clarity, and general wellbeing: a healthy diet and exercise.
Link Between Physical Health & Mental Health: https://hside.org/link-between-physical-and-mental-health/
1. The first one to adjust is food. The other two are going to feed-- ha, pun-- off what you eat.
2. Once you do that, get your sleep cycle in check.
3. Finally, Physical Activity.
We're going to get you to stop being so negative... not for anyone else's sake but for your own. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE take this to heart. Seriously sink into this one.
If you're stuck in this rut of complaining all the time-- and we'll talk about reprogramming your brain in more detail later on-- then you're pushing people away. You probably never chose this state, but circumstances in a life built up these default pathways in your brain to look for the problem in everything and everyone.
It's a miserable life to live. I'm sorry if this is you. Not only is it miserable for you, but everyone you're around. It's kind of a self-fulfilling prophecy. If you find yourself saying, everyone leaves and nobody likes to be around you... maybe it's because you push them away with your incessant negativity.
I'm not saying it's your fault that you got to this point. But from this point on, it's your fault if you continue to live in a state of constant negativity.
Let's get started digging into this a little deeper.
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How significant is information overload and what you can do about it? Our brains do take in a LOT of information daily. There are two problems with this: 1. We're inherently bad at assessing the quality of information we are presented with. 2. Our brains need downtime. In this episode, we'll discuss how to manage this modern information overload problem with practical techniques like the information diet.
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Join me on our collective journey of figuring this life out. This show is for you if you find yourself asking: How do I find my purpose? Why do I keep making the same mistakes? How can my relationships be stronger? Is there more to this life than just surviving?
We can do more than just survive. We can thrive and live a fulfilling life full of joy. We can attain financial, spiritual, and intellectual freedom.
Stop wasting your potential. This is a beautiful abundant life, even if it doesn't always feel like it.
With love, Craig Inzana