Many of us are scared to be alone with our thoughts. We’re scared of what they might say and how they might make us feel. We’re so plugged in and invested in other people’s worlds, but neglect out own. Here’s three reasons to tune into what’s going on inside your head.
Reason One: Find solutions
When we listen to our thoughts and emotions, it’s likely that we’ll shed light on insecurities, anxieties and fears. But don’t be afraid. Instead of burying them away, we can actually face them and find ways to conquer them. We’ll see they’re not untameable. We’ll start to untangle the problems and find ways to overcome them.
Reason Two: Set direction
When we get in touch with our thoughts and emotions, we begin to understand where we want to go. Sometimes we wander aimlessly because we’re lost. Sometimes we find ourselves walking a path because we’re following someone else. We’re not really thinking about what we want and where we want to go. But if you actually do take the time to think and listen, and you follow what your heart is saying, you’ll never be steered wrong.
Reason Three: Realise who you are
When we tune into our thoughts and emotions, we drown out the noise around us and find out who we are. That might be someone who doesn’t care what people think. That might be someone who stands up for what they believe in. That might be someone who sees things differently. Whoever you are, you don’t need to lock them away. Find out what you like and don’t like, where you want to go and what you want to do.
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Stop over-analysing. It probably isn’t as bad as you think, or as stupid as you think, or as embarrassing as you think. We blow up everything in our minds, and usually for the worst. Stop worrying. Stop creating problems where there are none. Just keep laughing, keep going, and keep being you. Keep living – even through those awkward moments.
The noise of the world and the noise in our heads often drown out confidence, optimism, and reason. Sometimes the noise of the world becomes the noise in our heads. We are told we’re not good enough. We are told we’re nothing more than our mistakes. We communicate in negatives, in lacking, in problems. Who’s dictating? Don’t let the noise suffocate your voice. Ignore the noise and get out your microphone. Sing a new tune, one that you actually want to listen to. Because the only one talking in your head should be you.
Your head is the one way to what you want. Your head is also the only thing in your way. Whether you can accomplish something, whether you are scared to do something, whether you are negative about something, all perceptions and emotions are created in your head not by the outside, uncontrollable world. If you put your mind to something, you can overcome anything. Your mind can also control you, sometimes in good and bad ways. People think that abstract concepts like ‘happiness’ and ‘love’ are complicated and can only be obtained through obtaining something else, something more materialistic. And yes, concepts such as happiness and love do need to be worked towards and worked on. But they are also simple and free, and they come from the simplest and most attainable of things. In the end, its your head that is the only thing in your way of achieving whatever you want in life, including the more abstract of things; but your head and your mind can also be a way of reaching the way you want to go. It’s up to you to decide what it is your head is going to say. Walls are created in the mind, but the mind can easily break those walls too.