Do you live inside your head? Over-thinking, worry, self-doubt, and self-criticism-all self-destructive behaviors that will prevent you from reaching your envisioned nirvana. When we constantly find ourselves obsessing over things have little impact on our greater circumstances, or spending days deconstructing conversations that we had or decisions that we’ve made, there’s usually a single root cause to which this can be attributed. This could come in the form of general anxiety, FEAR of failure or repercussions, lack of motivation, or being overwhelmed with something new. Gaining awareness of your tendency to over-think certain things is the first step to combat the habit and recognize what provokes your response to delve deeply into the bottomless well of your mind. Here are a few tips that may help… Get Continuous Motivation When we face challenges in life, encouragement and inspiration are the best motivational buoys to turn to for reaffirmation. Shows such as Ted Talks, Forbes interviews, Oprah’s Next Chapter, and biographies are all great resources for you to get your fill of motivation and can help you maintain your resolve. Be Realistic

Another trap that can we can find ourselves in is aiming a bit too high. We may strive to do so much in a small window of time, not giving ourselves the opportunity process our plans-which can lead to avoidance and stagnation. Set attainable goals, give yourself a time constraints for their consideration and planning, and then act. Adjust Your Attitude Changing your perspective on a situation can mean the world of difference in how you approach deviations and adversity. Dismiss useless and toxic thoughts as they don’t serve you, but only hinder you instead. For every negative thought that pops in your mind, try replacing it with a positive one-after a while this mode of thinking will become a habit and soon you’ll a glimmering star of positivity!

You might not be able to change the world, but you can always change your mind. You will never be free until you free yourself from the prison of your own thoughts.

It almost goes without saying that we can’t just ignore negative thoughts when they pop into our head. But this doesn’t mean we have to let them control our lives or ruin our day or keep us from living a happy life. In fact, if you want a happier mind, it helps to learn how to deal with negative thoughts effectively because all of us have them.

So, whenever you notice negative thoughts creeping into your head and ruining your day, take a step back and ask yourself: “What’s going on here?” “Why am I thinking this?” “What am I afraid of?”.

This will help you develop a new perspective and lighten the mood.

Stay tuned as we touch more on this subject in our upcoming blog post.

Guess what? A hug can be more powerful than you think!

Research shows that a proper deep hug may give an individual the following benefits:

A hug builds trust and a sense of safety. This helps with open and honest communication.

Because hugs can instantly boost oxytocin levels, it helps in healing some negative feelings such as loneliness, isolation, and anger.

Hugs strengthen the immune system. Gentle pressure on the sternum and emotional charge stimulates the thymus gland, which regulates and balances the body's production of white blood cells, which keep an individual healthy and disease-free. Hugging boosts self-esteem. Physical contact during a hug not only makes us safe and loved but also boosts self-esteem. All the hugs we received from our parents, lover, and friends make us more self-confident and happier. In the end they connect us to our ability to self-love and that’s never a bad thing.