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4 Tips to control your mind
« on: July 11, 2012, 03:04:41 AM »

Sometimes you are at work - but your mind is elsewhere, and so even after a long time, the work remains unfinished. Even if we have a short attention span, we can still control our mind. How? Check out.

Sometimes, you find yourself just looking at  your work, not comprehending anything. The wandering mind refuses to be reined in - it simply canít be controlled. Does this sound similar? Well! This isnít a unique problem or something to worry about. It happens to all of us at some point or the other when we are too bogged down with work and life.

Research says that we are all born with the same power to utilize our mind. So the mind is the most powerful tool to elevate or degrade ourselves. Remember, the mind is our best friend - if we can control it; and our worst enemy - when it dictates terms. 


We may have a short attention span, but that doesnít mean we canít control our mind and put it on track. A controlled mind channelizes one's entire mental energy towards a particular task. With no mind control, we canít concentrate on work and hence the pressure mounts. Here are 4 tips to help you control your mind.


    What distracts you? Identifying distractive thoughts is the most important way of controlling the mind. Figure out why youíre not able to focus or pay attention and what keeps your mind pre-occupied. Give yourself time to identify these thoughts and write them down. After youíre through with writing them, see them objectively and then you know why these are disturbing and harmful for you. Encourage self talk to overcome this. Once you start doing this regularly, youíll know how to eliminate these thoughts from your mind. (Read: Stress Management Tips)

    Weed out petty negativity: The best way to practice this is to make watertight compartments for your mind. I know  itís easier said than done, but  this is  a sure shot way to overcome distraction. Say, youíve a personal problem that constantly distracts you from your work; you need to  solve the  problem first, before you begin work. Similarly, if youíve a problem with your supervisor, donít keep it to yourself. Talk it out or if that doesnít help, approach a higher authority for a solution. Itís difficult to control mind in discord. After the discussion, if it's satisfactory, tell yourself that youíll not allow anger/negativity to bother you. (For more, check out avoiding negativity at work.)

    Know yourself well: To keep your mind in control, you need to know yourself thoroughly. Youíve to be aware of who you are and what your goals are. Then you can control your mind to follow you, otherwise, youíll blindly follow an indisciplined mind and in the end, go nowhere.

    Meditate: Remember, meditation is for the mind, what food is to the body. It helps in a holistic way, re-energizing you and thereby helping you control your mind. Learn to relax and meditate even while working. Close your eyes for a while and try concentrating on an object. If you can concentrate for some time, youíll be the master of your mind very soon.