Better to have a Busy Mind, than a Dull One

How busy is your mind? It has long been suggested that great people start by having a busy mind. Part of the challenge of a busy mind is sifting through the ideas that keep popping up.

The Effect of the Busy Mind

It is always important to have a busy mind. When you don't have this you mind will start to wander, and often that is to places it should not go (places like the many problems that you have going on in your life). It is good to stop those problems from bothering you, as they tend to take you to dark places that you should not be visiting.

If the mind does not have time to ponder those dark issues it will more productive and we produce better results, thinking through the problems and challenges that you are working on. This is almost a daily challenge. Ever woken up at the small hours in the morning, haunted by those dark problems, then chances are you did not plant the seed of an idea for your mind to work through before you went into your sleep cycle.

I have had many sleepless nights (particularly during my troubled times) and when I analyse what happened it was certainly a case of allowing my fears to stand in the way of the new possibilities. We all make this mistake from time to time, yet the important thing is not to have it stand in your way, learn from last nights restlessness and tell yourself either positive thoughts or things you wish to achieve when you go to bed.

You will Still have Problems

Sure the problem will still be there in the morning - or will it? Truth is there are times when problems actually go away when left to simmer for a while. You (or perhaps someone else) realise that things were not quite as bad as you first imagined them to be. Truth is we have a habit of inflating the importance or urgency of problems, beyond all reason.

Why do we do that? Obviously things like bills still need to get paid, and the chances are you still need to resolve that problem at work but really it is a good idea to question the relative importance of everything we face. That bill does not have to be paid till next week, We do not know the importance of that work problem - so ask, do not assume it must be done immediately (which most of us do).

The point is we have to put the problems into some kind of perspective and maybe you have to realise that there are some you can do nothing at all about and some that really are someone else's problem and should be avoided at all costs.

Get Busy Again!

What do you wish to achieve? This is a great question because it has the capability of making you think about the positive things you have going on in your life. We all have a tendency to get bogged down in out problems when we should spend more time thinking about the positives in out life.

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