Mental Flossing: New Ways To Floss Your Mental Mess!
No no no, I am not talking about dental flossing, it’s mental flossing!
Wondering, am I going to clean your mind to protect your brain from mental health issues? Well, you are somewhere right!
Mental flossing is just like dental flossing. The only difference is that dental flossing removes germs and protects your teeth from cavities and mental flossing cleans up your mental mess and protects you from mental health issues like stress, anxiety, depression, negative thoughts, and more. Not only this, but mental flossing also helps you in calming your mind and body. Mental health flossing does not let any external factor impact your mental health, helps you in avoiding judgment, and improves relationships with yourself and others.
Mental floss is not as easy as dental flossing as it requires more focus, time, and engagement to avoid the constant triggers and overwhelmedness. Overall, it is a self-care strategy that you can customize according to your mental health needs. In this blog, let’s see how we can mentally floss regularly to clean our mental health and protect our minds from everyday mental health issues. So, let’s get started.
6 Ways to Mental Floss for Flossing your Mental Mess
1.Start your day on a positive note
Goal: To avoid mental stress and anxiety
There is a common saying that “let bygones be bygones.” Therefore, it really does not matter what happened yesterday or what mistakes you have made in the past. You have got today and the goal is to make it better than yesterday. Stop thinking about the past and always start your day on a positive note so that you can work on yourself and practice mindfulness. Try to maintain a morning routine, show gratitude, and focus on your mental and physical wellbeing by exercising, meditating, or practicing yoga.
2.Try the “Superhero” technique
Goal: To avoid racing and negative thoughts
Have a bad or rough day at work or home? Have negative or anxious thoughts? Not able to concentrate properly on work? Stuck somewhere? Well, try this super-effective technique. Leave all the work for a while, stand up and keep your hands on the back like a superhero. Now, do nothing but try to motivate yourself. Try to think about your accomplishments and think you can do it. Instantly, you will be able to stop negative thoughts and will be able to concentrate on your work properly. PS: You can try this technique anytime and anywhere.
3.Be mindful and eat healthily
Goal: To be mindful, active, and healthy
Try to avoid thoughts like, what if, why always me, what’s next now!” Always welcome the present moment and say “try me.” In this way, you will be able to avoid the bad stress and will be able to be mindful. Additionally, throughout the challenging journey, do not forget to eat healthy so that you can fight the challenges easily. Moreover, to practice mindfulness, you can focus on physical sensations like sight, taste, smell, sound, and touch.
4.Socialize and seek support
Goal: To feel supported, loved, and accompanied
I think after the outbreak of coronavirus, we have somehow forgotten how to socialize and how to feel loved and accompanied. Therefore, go out for some time and meet a friend or loved one and let them know how much you miss them. If you want, you can share your feelings with them also. Sharing your feelings will help in removing the inner critic that always speaks negatively.
5.Set short-term goals
Goal: To reach goals and to have a purpose in life
Life is uncertain, therefore align your goals in the short term so that they can be achieved and you can have a sense of accomplishment. Having a purpose in life and seeing it getting accomplished day by day is beautiful and it does not require extra effort. Therefore, get yourself motivated and inspired every day and give your short shot every day. If you are not able to find the purpose of life yet, you can take the help of the below-mentioned blogs:
- How to find the purpose of life
- How to find the right balance between long-term goals and short-term goals?
6.Try relaxation-based meditation techniques
Goal: To connect with our inner-self
In order to calm our body and mind, we need to connect with our inner self, let those negative thoughts get out of our heads, and establish positivity. Herein, relaxation-based meditation techniques can help. Here’s how you can do relaxation-based meditation technique:
- Sit in a comfortable position for a few minutes, take a deep breath, and let your mind wander.
- Whenever you breathe, use deep and thoughtful breathing and focus on your physical sensations.
- The idea is to not engage with your thoughts. The goal is to be mindful, still, and mentally active so that you can recharge yourself and pay attention to your inner self.
I hope this blog helps you with new and effective mental floss regularly. Comment down and share your views on the same. For more such content, connect with us on all social media platforms.
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