Think Less, Dream More – Techniques to Quiet your Mind


People often say: “Don’t worry. Think less.” Unfortunately, if you have a hyperactive mind, this is not an easy task. In this article, we want to share with you 5 techniques to quiet your mind. We hope that they will help you learn to silence your mind and dream more.


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Technique #1. Meditation

Meditation is a powerful technique if you want to silence your thoughts. On the one hand, meditation can help you move into a peaceful state right away. On the other hand, it is a great tool for not identifying with your thoughts. So, use meditation to quiet your mind on a regular basis.



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Technique #2. Focus on the Present Moment

Our mind tends to go to the past and jump into the future. This is one of the main reasons why you might find it hard to quiet your mind. To escape this vicious cycle, practice returning to the present moment. One of the easiest ways to do so includes asking yourself: “What am I seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, or touching right now?”


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Technique #3. Read Positive Affirmations Daily

If you do not put conscious effort into developing a growth mindset, most of your thoughts will tend to be negative. This is how the human mind functions. Therefore, we recommend that you repeat peaceful and positive words to yourself on a daily basis. As time goes by, you will notice that it will get easier to remain equanimous.


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Technique #4. Look for The Positive Aspects

Similar to the previous technique, we also encourage you to focus deliberately on the positive aspects. After all, there are always two sides to a coin, right? So, even when you find yourself in a challenging situation, ask yourself: “Given that, what do I want?” or “How can I turn this into an opportunity?”.


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Technique #5. Spend More Time in Nature

Have you noticed how different environments impact the way you feel? For example, it is very easy to feel anxious when you are surrounded by stressed-out people who are in a hurry. On the other hand, it is very relaxing to spend a day out in nature.


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In this regard, we recommend that you cultivate the habit of spending time outside on a daily basis. Also, try to go for a walk in the park, in the mountain, or on the beach every week or two.


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To sum up, this was our selection of 5 techniques to quiet your mind. Naturally enough, there are numerous other ways to quiet your mind. Nevertheless, we recommend that you pick up a technique and try it first-hand rather than overthinking it. Besides, put perfectionism aside and appreciate every effort you put into silencing your thoughts.


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