1 min|Dr. Maya Kuczma
Spring Cleaning Your MindMind Health
What Are Your Intentions?
On a day-to-day basis, how many thoughts are replaying in your head? How much stress are you carrying with you from the moment you wake up to the moment you fall asleep (and often, while you sleep)? At times, our stress is reflective of taking on too much and stretching ourselves too thin. However, often a large amount of the stress we’re feeling is from holding on to ideas we tell ourselves about who we are and the world around us.
In order to break free from this cycle, we can become conscious of what ideas don’t serve us and intend to let them go. Additionally, we can focus on ideas that empower us, build us up, and soothe our soul. Some examples are:
I intend to let go of...
- Negative self-talk
- Feeling guilty for doing what I want
- Worrying about the outcome
I intend to hold on to...
- Knowing that I am trying my best
- Gratitude (for a great meal, time with friends, your dog greeting you when you get home, etc)
- Being in the moment