OH! Magazine - Australian Version April 2015 - Page 12
FIVE TIPS TO STOP THE
Heidi Di Santo explains how you can change a negative mindset once and for all!
o you suffer from unwanted
thoughts? Many of us do, so here
are five things to help you manage them
better. Here’s what you need to know:
flow in and out of your awareness without
attachment, engagement or judgment, the
more peace you will experience, and the
more likely this thought pattern will
1) You’re not alone!
4) Stop judging them.
If you suffer from unwanted thoughts, it is
important that you know that you’re not
the only one. At some point in time,
everyone experiences unwanted thoughts.
It is natural for thoughts to pop in and out
of your mind. The real issue is whether
you engage with these thoughts.
2) You can’t get rid of them!
Just like planes enter and exit from an
airport terminal, so too do your thoughts.
They are constantly entering and exiting
your mind. While it’s virtually impossible
to stop the planes from arriving or
departing from the terminal, you can
choose whether you hop on board! The
same goes with your thoughts.
3) Don’t engage with them.
Have you heard the saying ‘your mind
grows where your attention goes’? If you
are focusing on how bad your thoughts are
and how much you want to get rid of them,
you’re actually paying attention to them.
And, the more you fight them and try and
push them away, the more you’re engaging
with them, so the more this thought
pattern will grow.
Conversely, the more you can observe and
accept your thoughts, and allow them t