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3 Tips for Gaining Better Peace of Mind

By Stephen R. Farris

As fast-paced as society is these days, it's no wonder we feel so rushed to get somewhere fast, as well as filling our minds with all kinds of thoughts to the point we feel either anxious or start feeling a little depressed.

According to studies from leading psychologists, you don't have to feel this way if only we'd all take a step back and give our thoughts and actions a little analyzation. Sort of a "stop and smell the roses" approach to the things that seem out of control.

All it would take is a little more self-awareness, which doesn't take much time out of our daily schedule. Here's a few tips that could help get you started and could change your mental outlook on life and how we handle certain things and situations.

Catch a Falling Star

When your mind seems clouded or weighing you down, there's nothing more relaxing than looking up at the night sky, taking a few deep breathes and seeing all the beautiful stars shining in the vast darkness. It might actually help clear some of those thoughts away and it doesn't cost a thing except a few minutes of your time. It's a great way to help relieve some of the stress you may be feeling at the moment. Who knows, you might catch a falling star or two to make a wish on.

Focusing on One Thing at a Time

We live in a world of multitasking. It can be hard to accomplish everything in a single day. However, even when multitasking, one should learn to focus on one thing at a time. Sounds difficult, but it really isn't. If you have a note pad, a smartphone, or timer, simply list the things you need to accomplish in numerical order. Set the timer on your smartphone to approximately five minutes. Dedicate your complete focus to that one task for the five minutes, then move to the next task. This exercise can help you be more organized and goal oriented.

And Now, the Hard Part

Last, but not least, the hard part. Your smartphone. Do you really need to take it with you everywhere you go? Not really, that is, if you truly want some peace of mind. It seems we're constantly worried about our smartphones. Is someone calling? Did I miss a text? What's happening on social media? Try leaving your smartphone in the other room for a short time. Take a few deep breaths and relax. Take this time to do something for yourself other than looking at the screen all the time. 

In order to change our mental outlook on things, we must take a first step and implement a couple of things in our everyday lifestyle in order to bring peace of mind to ourselves.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Mt. Prospect, Ill.

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