Looking for ways to slow down life for a bit? Well, you can’t slow down life, but you can use these 3 tips to overcome anxiety every day.
The mind is such an amazing thing. Your thoughts can truly make or break your day. As someone who suffers from anxiety, there are days where my mind can play tricks on me. When I’m overtired, the kids are cranky, or life simply doesn’t seem to be satisfying or passionate to me, my thoughts run wild. After spending quite a bit of time living apart from my children, I thought I’d come back into the mom life swinging. The reality is that I’m struggling. I try to remain positive. There are some awesome goals for the future in the works, but I still struggle with keeping my thoughts straight.
All I can think of is that I’d settle for a slow down. Reality is that life doesn’t slow down for anyone. No matter how you feel, no matter if your mind is racing, no matter what you feel you need, trying to wish for a slow down in life isn’t realistic. That’s why I do my best to follow these three steps to bring life back to my soul and settle those running thoughts in my mind.
3 Ways to Slow Your Mind Down
Remember You’re Worthy
Whenever your mind is telling you that people don’t like you or that your life isn’t going as planned, remember that you’re worthy. Look in the mirror every morning and tell yourself that today is going to be an awesome day. Tell yourself that you matter and that people do care about you. Let go of the self-doubt by simply telling yourself some positive affirmations.
Set Daily Goals
While we do have some long term goals that we’re working towards in this household, I also have to set some daily goals. These daily goals include controlling my thoughts to remind myself that life will go on no matter how other people feel or treat me. Life will go on whether I lie in bed all day or do something productive. Daily goals keep me from slinking away and letting winter blues take me down.
Open Up to Others
Lastly, you must talk about your feelings. Granted, someone without anxiety isn’t going to comprehend why you have the thoughts that you do, but if they truly love and care about you then they’ll do their best to motivate you and remind you that you’re awesome. Sometimes simply talking about your thoughts with someone who cares will help you see the reality in your life versus the anxious thoughts.
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While these 3 ways to slow your mind down may not work for everyone, I have enjoyed using them to help me make it through each day. With so many things crashing down at once in the last few years, it’s not easy to maintain a positive mindset. I do firmly believe in the power of our thoughts though, and that’s the number one reason I have to keep moving forward. I keep setting daily goals to have a focus and mission in life. I hope that you’re able to use these 3 ways to slow your mind down today and every day going forward.
All I desire is to live a simple life with good people who gather around to celebrate each other’s successes. With good people on your side and the ability to slow your mind down, you can’t lose!
18 thoughts on “I’d Settle for a Slow Down”
Yes we need to slow down a bit, love your tips, take care of our self.
Sometimes the simplest of things remind us to slow down and just BE. Even sitting down and just petting my dog on occasion will help me refocus and slow down.
Thank you so much for the advice. Sometimes I forget how to slow down and find myself in a rut. I’ll have to put your tips to use.
My mind races every day. I hadn’t thought of using goal setting as a way to calm it down. It makes sense, so I am going to give it a go.
Working out and doing some yoga allow me to slow down a bit. Clear mind lead to happy thoughts.
I love the quote that “I accept myself unconditionally!!” I think this is the key to feel muh better every day!
We actually had the Anxiety Workbook. It was recommended to us by a therapist.
Some of my loved ones suffer from severe anxiety at times. I know how hard it is for them when the anxiety level is high. These seem like good strategies to try.
I’m always looking for new ways to slow down. I find that meditation is a great tool and really calms me down.
This is probably something I needed a reminder of! I am always running and forget to stop and just breath and relax! Thank you for the reminder!
It can be very hard to open up to others about your mental health. It is so important to do though.
I always want to believe that I can slow down and need too but never do. Thank you for this article and reminder
We know sharing helps but you know sometimes we tend to hold the pain inside and that only hurts us more. Release and let it go, it’s good for the soul.
These are awesome tips. I love the idea of setting daily goals. It’s just a great way to be present and just reflect on that moment.
These are some good tips. I find to slow down, I read. It helps me to relax a ton. Or I turn to the chocolate 😉
Maybe it is because of my older age take stock of what is important in your life. Family and friends and see what this world has to offer is mine. Giving service and helping.
I find that setting goals along the way really helps me stay focused on JUST what I have to do today. These are all great tips.
I read a book that helped me take better control of slowing down my thoughts. It is something that I have to work on daily.
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