Now O’ Clock; Being Mindful, it Always is. This title hints at what the plot could be about. The book’s theme is mostly based on the significance and benefits of living in the present and of thinking about “energy management” as doable, and of “time management” as something that simply cannot be done. The author, William Garcia, believes we can no more manage the weather than we could manage Time. He nevertheless suggest that you think of the idea of “time management” as merely a mental tool.
With these in mind, the author lives by his original quote and encourages you to do the same. Here it is: Trust God, and as you do your best, believe in your Self, be patient, and trust your destiny – WG.
Living by these words makes his life easier, simpler and more manageable.He also encourages readers, or listeners for that matter, to learn about and start practicing mindfulness meditation. It will, in a positive way, change their perspective about Time, Life and living.
Now O’ Clock; Being Mindful, it Always is, takes you on the inspiring journey toward the enlightened mindfulness of “being” in the moment and staying there long enough to be awakened to the mindless and stressful pace the Beast has set, and how, in insidious ways, it controls our daily lives. We already know the Beast as a “what,” not a “who”. Who, is what it has conditioned us to “be”.
In the book, the author introduces you to the Beast.
So you’re wondering, how can I train my mind to be calm? Thankfully, there are several methods that you can use to achieve this goal. Some of these methods include Meditation, Positive thinking, Breathing techniques, Exercise, and more. Read on to discover more! Here are some of the most effective methods. Try these and watch your stress levels decrease! If you’re experiencing anxiety or other negative feelings, you can start reframing your thoughts to create a calmer mind.
Following are tips to train your mind to be calm and serene.
In a modern world where distraction is everywhere, learning to train your mind to be calm is an excellent way to improve your overall well being. Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years. To train your mind to be calm, you must first gain enough strength and practice it regularly. Once you achieve this, you will soon notice the benefits of a tamed mind.
To practice meditation effectively, you should learn to focus on your breath. By focusing on your breath, you can clear your mind and find a state of inner calm. Practice deep breathing anywhere and anytime. The first step is to focus on your breath and then follow that with your thoughts. If you find it difficult to focus, you can use a mantra to focus your mind. This way, you can practice meditation while focusing on other tasks.
Your brain naturally releases chemicals called neurotransmitters that regulate vital hormones and influence various systems in the body. Neurotransmitters also help your body stay calm. Meditation can help you achieve this goal. The brain produces a constant stream of electricity called brainwaves. These brainwaves carry information by their frequency. An electroencephalogram machine can measure brainwaves with five basic types. Meditation allows you to manipulate the frequency of these brainwaves to create a state of relaxation.
Positive thinking is a key to keeping calm
You may be surprised to learn that positive thinking is quite easy to practice. You can simply make yourself aware of your thoughts. Take note of when you start thinking negatively and what you think about in general. When you notice this pattern, you can start thinking more positively, which will help you deal with negative situations more effectively. You can also use “naming it to tame it” to retrain your mind to be calm and balanced.
To begin training your mind to be calm, you should first identify negative areas in your life. You might find it helpful to get objective insight from a trusted friend. For instance, a co-worker may notice that you constantly complain about work, or your spouse might see that you are always blaming other people. Once you know which areas need attention, you should address them individually. Try to think of positive thoughts differently, such as telling yourself positive affirmations or listening to uplifting music. Try to spread your positivity with others as well.
One of the easiest ways to control your anxiety is to recognize the negative thoughts that cause you to feel anxious. You can also identify what triggers your negative thoughts and try to adapt to those situations as much as possible. Keeping a list of positive thoughts can also help you avoid negative future situations. You will develop a new, calm mindset if you practice these techniques regularly.
Know the right breathing techniques
Practicing breathing exercises is an effective way to alleviate stress and ward off panic attacks. They also help lower daily levels of anxiety. Breathing exercises are best done lying down, and it is important to practice breathing exercises several times throughout the day. As a bonus, they can also help you remove toxins from your body. Practice them anywhere you feel stressed. It is also important to pay attention to your posture. It should be straight and relaxed so that your respiratory muscles can relax and free up your mind.
A good technique to use when you feel stressed is to breathe deeply through your nose. Breathing with your mouth is dangerous and should be avoided. Breathing with your mouth is another common mistake. People breathe fast and shallowly when they are stressed. Also, breathing deeply will help you control your emotions. It would be best if you always practiced breathing through your nose, which will help you reduce stress. And when you practice these breathing exercises regularly, you will feel less stress, anxiety, and tension.
Exercise away the stress of the mind
If you’d like to find more ways to stay calm, you might consider doing more aerobic exercises. Aerobic exercises release endorphins, the chemicals released during exercise that make you feel happy, alert, and focused. You can boost your mental well-being by exercising for just ten minutes, and High-intensity interval training is one great way to achieve this. Instead of spending an hour on a stationary bike, alternate doing intense exercise with periods of equal rest.
Another simple way to relax is through progressive muscle relaxation. Progressive muscle relaxation involves successively tensing and relaxing muscles, beginning with your toes and moving up your body. This method helps to identify superficial breathing and train the diaphragm. When you’re done, you can repeat the exercise to increase the length of time you can hold each contraction. You’ll begin to feel the benefits as you continue practicing this exercise.
Jot away your worries
Keeping a journal can help you to be more present at the moment. Writing about your experiences and worries can be a great way to relieve tension and anxiety. Writing about what you’re worrying about can also help re frame negative thoughts in your head. It gives you a chance to rationalize your negative feelings, which is an effective way to calm your mind. If you have an abundance of worry, try writing about it daily.
The first step in learning how to train your mind to be more relaxed is knowing what helps your personal needs. Everyone has different needs, and what calms you down may not help someone. For example, you might find that meditation helps you to relax, but your writing practice will not. Try different things until you find what works for you. Eventually, you’ll learn what helps your mind be more relaxed.