I wake up and my mind is already under attack. Managing my thinking to avoid pitfalls that slow down or stop my day from moving forward takes effort. If I don’t work at it, the chance of being hit by a bomb increases immensely.
Having lived with major depression and anxiety, I know firsthand the debilitating effects that our thoughts can have on our lives and the people in it.
Over a course of twenty years, I’ve learned how to keep my thoughts grounded in a good place so I can handle daily challenges better and manage the various attacks that come my way. It takes energy, time and commitment!
If your day is under attack because of negative thinking, you can protect it with the aid of the following tactics:
1. Stay aware that your mind creates the foundation of your life. When you start with a good mental attitude you create a better life for yourself and your loved ones.
2. Our mind deals with many complexities, every day. We have over 60,000 thoughts per day. What are you thinking about yourself and your relationships; about your finances and your work; about the world around you? Stop and take an inventory of your self-defeating thoughts.
3. Stay focused on all the good things in your life and be grateful for them. It is hard to have a bad day when you are saying, “Thank you!”
4. Incorporate physical activity into your daily routines. Physical activity relieves stress, improves memory, helps you sleep better and boosts your overall mood.
5. Eat a healthy, well balanced diet. More and more studies show there is a link between diet quality and our mental condition.
I know how important it is to manage your thoughts well. I’ve spent years researching ways to bring my mental fitness back into balance and protect it from attack. For more information on how to balance out your life and protect your mind read my book GUTS, Get Uncomfortable To Succeed – Embracing, Health, Balance and Abundance. Order your copy today at