Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wednesday - Clear Your Mind..

What is your most favorite day of the week? Of course we don't need to mention those weekend days...other than weekend, my favorite day of the week is Wednesday. I don't know why but I just love Wednesday, turns out that I was born on Wednesday. Maybe that's why I love Wednesday. But for me personally, Wednesday is like a ""brand-new" day of the week. For example, it is a perfect day to start to loosen up a bit after a rough new week, after a busy Monday and Tuesday. Another example from another point of view is that Wednesday can be a day to start pumping up your energy when you have a bad beginning of a new week, in other words...a bad Monday and a bad Tuesday. By doing things right on Wednesday (in the middle of the week), chances are, you can make the rest of your week to become a great week (good Thursday and Friday). Does this make any sense to you? Maybe yes or maybe it's a nonsense for you. I just feel like spilling my words about Wednesday, since today is Wednesday =) Another great thing to do is to clear up the thoughts that have been going on in your mind for the last two days (Monday and Tuesday). If you have a fresh mind on Wednesday, you'll be able to absorb new thoughts ready for you on Thursday and Friday...

So, here are some tips to clear your mind by Elizabeth Scott, M.S., from


1. Try Meditation.
Research shows that meditation can be helpful in facilitating
forgiveness and letting go of rumination and negative emotions. Meditation carries many other benefits to it as well, so it’s definitely worth trying. One simple way to meditate is to find a place where you can sit and relax. Then simply "observe" your thoughts without becoming attached to them. Once you’ve noticed them, let them go and bring your focus back to the present moment.

2. Cultivate Mindfulness.
Related to meditation,
mindfulness is a way of becoming fully immersed in an activity, rather than in your thoughts about other things. Mindfulness is a great meditative option f
or busy people. While it involves slowing down and focusing on one thing, it doesn’t involve stopping all activity the way traditional meditation does. (And, if you lead a busy lifestyle or have a Type A personality, it’s sometimes difficult to stop all activity without thoughts of all the things that you need to get done bombarding you, making it more difficult to clear your mind.) Completing one activity, such as cleaning a room, with mindfulness can be a restorative way to clear your mind and get things done too

3. Try Expressive Writing.
If your mind is filled with stressful thoughts, it may be helpful to give in to the thoughts. Through
journaling, you can delve deeper into the topics that plague your mind (fully experiencing and examining your emotions), brainstorming solutions and examining different ways of looking at your problems (a helpful technique known as cognitive restructuring), which can help you it let it go. You may need to set yourself a time limit, though, so you don’t get stuck in rumination.

4. Distract Yourself.
Sometimes the best thing you can do to clear your mind is to change your focus. Get out and exercise with a friend. Get involved with a project or hobby. Lose yourself in a good book for a few minutes. (I personally find that activities such as tai chi and karate can clear my mind like nothing else.) This is an excellent way to bring positive activities into your life and take a break from stress and worry.

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