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Success Mantra – Slow down your mind

Every day more and more people are becoming depressed and unhappy with their lives. The reasons are many: amongst them are financial worries, work related problems, family problems, weight issues, health issues etc. Your mind is running fast, is disturbed and is not focused on the job. Have you ever observed your mind? Just observe your mind, is it running fast, thinking so many things at a time and because of that you are unhappy right? Have you ever observed that whenever you are happy, your mind is always calm focusing only on one thing that time, that happy moment. So it means the solution of your problem is slowing down your mind. What happens when you slow down your mind? You become happy, yes happy.

Slow down your mind, if you truly want to be successful.  Its called slowdown therapy. Lets see how can you slowdown your mind –

Slowdown Therapy

  • Slow down; you are not responsible for doing all by yourself and right now.
  • Recall a happy, peaceful time experienced in your past. Be there in that moment, rest there.
  • Set you own pace. Do not run and try to compete with every other person with you.
  • Take nothing for granted, watch the water flow, wind blow, corn grow.
  • Savour the taste of your food.
  • Notice the sun and the moon as they rise and set. They are remarkable for their steady pattern of movement, not their speed.
  • When you talk with someone, don’t think about what you will say next. Thoughts will spring up naturally if you let them.
  • Talk and play with children. It will bring out the unhurried little person inside you.
  • Create a place in your home, at your workplace and in your heart inside you where you can go for solitude and recollection.
  • Allow yourself time to be lazy and unproductive some time. Rest is not luxury, its a necessity.
  • Be in your present and just feel the things which you are doing right now.
  • Talk slowly, talk less, don’t talk. Communication is not measured by words.
  • Give yourself permission to be late sometimes. Life is for living, not scheduling.
  • Take time just to think. Action is good and necessary, but it’s fruitful only if we muse, ponder and mull.
  • Find time for play or any thing which you like to do.
  • Watch and listen to night sky. It speaks.
  • Listen to the words you speak, specially in prayer.
  • Learn to stand back and let others take turn as leaders. There will always be new opportunities for you to step out in front again.
  • Divide big jobs into little jobs.
  • When you find yourself rushing and anxious, STOP. Ask yourself ‘why’ you are rushing and anxious. The reason may improve your self understanding.
  • Take time to read.
  • Direct your life with purposeful choices, not with speed and efficiency. The best musician is one who plays with expression and meaning, not the one who finishes first.
  • Take a day off alone.
  • Work with your hands. It frees your mind.
  • Take time to wonder. Without wonder life is a mere existence.
  • Sit in dark sometime. It will teach you to see, hear, taste and smell.
  • Once is a while turn down the lights, the volume, the throttle, the network, the invitations. Less can be more sometime.
  • Take a walk without any destination in mind.
  • Count your friends. If you have one you are lucky. If you have more you are blessed. Bless them in return.
  • Count your blessings – one at a time and slowly.
  • Meditate daily.

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