Think About It. A Reboot Clears-Up Your Computer...
Or your cable box or mobile phone. But just as a quick turn-off / turn-back-on can clear up an electronic device, there’s a way to almost instantly reboot yourself.
Imagine this situation: You’re walking, or driving, sitting at your desk or table or standing on line…just about anywhere, and the thought-bombardment gets going. You’re feeling a little down because you’re remembering you forgot to make a call, you’re annoyed by someone in your way, you decide you got on the wrong checkout line and it’s moving too slowly. Traffic is terrible...what does it take so long for that light to change?
Not just one but multiple thoughts, concerns, worries, issues are floating around your mind. Usually, none of these things is really important, but combined these thoughts are dominating your conscious mind.
Wouldn’t it be great if all that mental static can be shut down. Instantly, easily.
Time to return to a frequently-covered subject, being in the moment. We’ve covered it before and you can click here to review. But stay here, because I have a shortcut that will get you an “in the moment” mindset and blow away all the mind-numbing junk you’re trying to sort through.
Just do this: Breathe deeply and exhale deeply, and be conscious of the breathing - no need to count the breathes, but stay fully aware of the breathing, Deep in, pause for a second, deep exhale, pause again, deep inhale. You get the idea. Keep it going for a minute or two, that’s all. No need to close your eyes.
Now, at the same time you’re thinking about the deep breathing, stare at something, anything. A lighting fixture, a chair, a tree, a distant building or structure, the back of the person in front of you. Keep your vision fixed on the object as you concentrate on your deep breathing.
And that’s it. Give this little exercise one minute (or two, if you want) and you’ll discover the thought-invasion is over.
Won’t all the random thoughts come streaming back as soon as you stop staring and focusing on your breathing? Yes, quite possibly, so here’s how to continue to keep them away:
Revert immediately to being conscious of the here and now. Be fully aware of your surroundings, what you are doing, what you see, what you hear. Concentrating on “the now” should keep other thought-noise and mental static away.
Speaking of thoughts, do you have any to share? Let our readers in on your own approach to mental clarity.
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