Insiders, I know its been a couple of days since I’ve posted and you’re going to laugh but I’ve started to look into meditation. Going through anxiety and depression has really taken a toll on my self-confidence and self-esteem. So to stop negative thinking and start thinking positively I’ve started to meditate.
Honestly, I used to be one of those people who thought you have to sit down in a silent room with your legs crossed and hum ‘omm, omm, omm’ but I can tell you now that, that’s far from the truth! All you have to do is sit down, with a straight back (so your posture is relaxed), your arms in an ‘L’ shape, relaxed against your knees. Your eyes gently resting shut, breathing in and out of your nose. Just calming yourself down. – You can even lay down, whatever is comfy for you!
At first it feels like my mind is crazy, rushing and swirling around with thoughts, usually negative thoughts about myself. You know the ones, the ones that say ‘Im not good enough’ You can’t do anything right’ – Those feel like they are going to take over. However 2-4 minutes into slow breathing and just focusing on deep long breaths manages to evaporate those feelings. I really can’t explain it. All these negative feelings gone. I actually feel relaxed, like all of my worries are gone. I feel refreshed. – Its CRAZY!
I’ve come to realise that im a very negative thinker. The truth is that, it’s a habit. For me, its the biggest habit that I need to kick. Everyone is a negative thinker whether its thoughts of anger, fear, helplessness, self-doubt – Everyone has at some point experienced these negative feelings. For me, I would say I spend 40% of my day telling myself these things. (Sad I know). However, by meditating and taking time out for myself to just be quiet and calm my mind, I can see massive improvements.
Not only have I started meditating I have started to repeat positive phrases to myself at least 10 times a day. Ok, ok, yes this is similar to talking to myself – but its a mental talk. I tell myself ‘I am powerful and loving and have nothing to fear’ or ‘Believe in yourself’ or ‘You CAN do this, you ARE good enough.’ By saying these things makes me smile and helps me to realise that these negative thoughts are lies. The positive thoughts are true.
Surround yourself with the positive thoughts, either by putting them on my desk at work, or on my phone or mirror, helps to show how powerful and loving I am.
When your positive you attract positive people into your life – By doing that you’ll be unstoppable.
The Insider x