“When mind, body, and spirit are in harmony, happiness is the natural result.” This quote by Deepak Chopra, an alternative medicine advocate, highlights the necessity of our minds and bodies to work in unison to live the best life possible. There are ways to alleviate the mind so you can give your attention to taking care of your body.

Distract Yourself

Disturbing thoughts can consume the mind because you can ultimately focus on one thing at a time. Distracting yourself from negative thoughts gives you the power to take control of both your body and mind. Try positive behaviors like exercising, reading a book, or talking with your partner to divert your focus. These kinds of activities can calm you and put you more in tune with your surroundings.

Write Down Your Thoughts

When tense situations arise, a simple journal can help you identify what is contributing to the problem and possible solutions to diffuse it. When your problems are identified and you find ways to overcome them, you’ll be able to take more decisive steps toward maintaining a healthy body.

Talk It Out

A lot of people tend to keep to themselves when they are under stress. The company of a best friend can lower your stress level during unpleasant times. It can be especially helpful if the person you confide in is separate from your current stresses. They can help you to look at things calmly and rationally.

You can even try an unorthodox method, such as speaking to a psychic medium hotline. Psychics can give you information on the past, present, and future, and you may be able to identify some of the root causes of your anxiety.

Try Meditating

We live in such a busy world that the thought of meditation seems silly or unrealistic for many people. However, meditation allows you to remove yourself from all distractions and focus on breathing techniques that can drastically reduce stress. You’d be surprised how much relaxing music and a break from electronic devices can put your mind at ease. A nightly routine before bed is an excellent opportunity for some relaxation time.

Get Organized

Your mind is always full of thoughts such as grocery shopping, where you placed your car keys, and work deadlines for the week. All of these thoughts—insignificant on their own, but heavy when compiled—can drain your mental energy. Plan your day out advance and organize your home so you do not need to think about trivial tasks.

It’s impossible to avoid stress altogether, but letting it snowball will lead to an emotional breakdown. A clear mind will lead to productive and healthy behaviors for the body. You can control your mind and use it as a tool to experience positive things in life, or allow it to be a source of misery and depression.

About the author

Anita Ginsburg

Anita is a freelance writer from Denver, CO. She studied at Colorado State University, and now writes articles about health, business, family and finance. A mother of two, she enjoys traveling with her family whenever she isn't writing. You can follow her on Twitter @anitaginsburg.

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