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It Takes Great Self-Control to Shut "IT" the Hell up!

Self Control and Racing Thoughts

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” ~ Wayne Dyer

Racing thoughts can stifle your creativity and prevents you from completing your goals and dreams. You might have a case of the “drunken monkey mind,” which is the part of your brain connected to the ego. The monkey mind is incessant and wants to be heard no matter what. It takes great self-control to shut it the hell up!

The only way to control this part of your brain responsible for racing thoughts is to pull in the reins and quietly settle things down.

Did you know you can relax and be in reflective mode every day every during a pandemic?

When I write Prue’s Place Daily it is like a meditation. I zone out, and with my thoughts and surrounded by my guides, I start writing. Meditative music helps me to calm down and with my favorite breathing exercise (Deep breath in for 5 counts – hold for 7 counts and breath out slowly for 8 counts – repeat.) I’m ready to write.

Do you ever catch yourself zoned out?

It’s kinda cool when you do. Not so cool when you do it driving along the freeway and miss your exit!!

Look around you and be aware of all the beauty in your natural surroundings. The more aware you become of the real present, of the reality around you, the harder it is for your mind to race away out of control.

Mindfulness doesn’t mean you have to sit crossed legged and OM out loud for hours!

Don’t make meditation a chore. Just sit down and be quiet, still your mind and focus on something beautiful. Maybe it’s a flower in a vase or a bird sitting on a branch in your garden. Just be still and breathe. Notice the details of the leaves around you. Listen to specific bird calls. Hold a piece of grass and really investigate all its flaws, textures, and rich colors. Be present. Be HERE.

“Release all the mind chatter today by focusing on your breath and just relax. Still your mind and live from your heart.”

The sun is shining over here in beautiful New England. Let’s all take a moment and SMILE 😀

Have a great weekend.

Prue

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2 days ago

Prudence Sinclair

Good morning, lovely you!

As we feel the emotional demands stacking up, it's more important than ever to set aside time to meditate and center oneself.
Sort through your priorities. Decide what you want to pursue, or how you want to handle something that's been bothering you.

If the family house is too busy and hectic, try escaping to a place outside for a bit. Go for a walk, lie down in a dark room, whatever you need to do to let your brain quiet down for a bit and really reflect
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Good morning, lovely you! 

As we feel the emotional demands stacking up, its more important than ever to set aside time to meditate and center oneself. 
Sort through your priorities. Decide what you want to pursue, or how you want to handle something thats been bothering you. 

If the family house is too busy and hectic, try escaping to a place outside for a bit. Go for a walk, lie down in a dark room,  whatever you need to do to let your brain quiet down for a bit and really reflect

3 days ago

Prudence Sinclair

It's the first day of December!
Christmas music is absolutely everywhere, and folks are calling it "the season of giving."

We don't always have to give material gifts - spending quality time with someone, reaching out, offering support - those are also ways to give to your family and friends. They're important parts of a relationship!
...

Its the first day of December! 
Christmas music is absolutely everywhere, and folks are calling it the season of giving. 

We dont always have to give material gifts - spending quality time with someone, reaching out, offering support - those are also ways to give to your family and friends. Theyre important parts of a relationship!

4 days ago

Prudence Sinclair

You can't always have a good day.
The world won't always line up to put you at an advantage.
But you can always face a bad day with a good attitude, and in good faith.
...

You cant always have a good day. 
The world wont always line up to put you at an advantage. 
But you can always face a bad day with a good attitude, and in good faith.

5 days ago

Prudence Sinclair

When you are overwhelmed, overstimulated, rushing around panicking and feeling guilty for not being productive enough or good enough.... those are the times when the most PRODUCTIVE thing you can do is take a break to relax.

It's very rare that we can do our best work when panicking, and rushed work means more mistakes and more 'doing things ever' which will end up costing you more time than if you had just carefully and slowly done the work the first time.

When you feel frazzled, overwhelmed - take a short break to take some centering breaths.
Take a break to relax your body.
Take a break to let the buzzing storm in your brain cool off to let you THINK.
Pet a cat, or step outside to listen to the wind.

I'll say it again:
Sometimes, the most productive thing you can do is to REST.
...

When you are overwhelmed, overstimulated, rushing around panicking and feeling guilty for not being productive enough or good enough.... those are the times when the most PRODUCTIVE thing you can do is take a break to relax. 

Its very rare that we can do our best work when panicking, and rushed work means more mistakes and more doing things ever which will end up costing you more time than if you had just carefully and slowly done the work the first time. 

When you feel frazzled, overwhelmed - take a short break to take some centering breaths. 
Take a break to relax your body. 
Take a break to let the buzzing storm in your brain cool off to let you THINK. 
Pet a cat, or step outside to listen to the wind. 

Ill say it again: 
Sometimes, the most productive thing you can do is to REST.
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