Condition your mind

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Condition your mind

Sunday, 04 April 2021 | Samridh Seth

Condition your mind

It is up to us how we quantify our positive thought processes and start acting around the same by taking the plunge, says Samridh Seth

As much we dread to be unproductive and from being inline continuing the same, we most often find ourselves in a pool of sweat, contemplating what consequences could our negative thoughts lead to, without really acting the other way around to avert it in any possible way. While there are certain innately conditioning aspects to this, the external environment also has a deep and long-lasting impact on the conditioning of our minds in such a manner.

Firstly, the uncertainty induced by the pandemic has posed serious implications with the work-life balance lines blurring. Unpredictable future, possible unemployment, prospective illness due to the virus, economic crisis and its impact on us individually, among many other thoughts kept clouding on our minds while being caught amid the pandemic.

While the external influence i.e. the pandemic has certainly halted our minds from thinking constructively; innately, procrastination has rather been an age-old dampener inhibiting our ability to reach our goals in time. As both of external and internal thoughts of failures keep sprouting, we can certainly take the reins in our hands when it comes to conditioning our mind to remain more goal-oriented than a deep thinking one with possibilities of failures.

We react prospectively and deduce results basis what we visualise as a possible outcome and that is where we can bar any misleading thoughts from stemming within our minds in the first place. The foremost thing to do to keep failures at bay, one can engage in wise visualisation techniques to feel committed to the family, workplace, external society and most important with their own self.

To remain goal-oriented doesn’t mean to achieve things in a particular way in a set time frame, but to explore many ways to achieve the goal efficiently within the time frame. This leads us to think constructively, looking at various avenues to how to excel, be it a daily chore at home or a task at the workplace that you were facing trouble with to date.

The key to reprogramming our memory structure is giving up on the thought of the outcome. Be in the moment, do the best you can for the activity that you are doing and let the action create the outcome. This leaves no room for complacency. If one worries about what will happen with the things they are doing, they will never reach the maximum potential for what they could have possibly done.

Secondly, one needs to focus on creating a memory palace. This is a memorable building to one. It could be their homes or building associated with the topic. Imagine each room or area in this place as the different topics they are working on. Compartmentalising our thoughts in a particular way helps us to reach concrete solutions through a clear mindset and not unnecessary thoughts that cloud our minds unnecessarily. This gradually diminishes any emotional and mental fatigue from within and makes us feel lighter and more problem-solving rather than thinking of how messy our life is.

Uncertainty stems from our past failures. Failures keep happening all the time but there’s always a silver lining to the grey clouds. In the realest sense, failures are always a learning in disguise. It is only up to us how we quantify our positive thought processes and start acting around the same by taking the plunge rather than pummelling about the possible failures. The way of life!

The writer is the author of book, Past Dwellers

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