Is your mind playing tricks on you?Our minds can play little tricks on us all the time; in fact they can stop us from focussing and achieving our goals in life. Have a look at the following four mind tricks and see if they have ever, or maybe still are affecting the way you think. Don’t let your mind deceive you.

If I just had…

Our mind is an expert in being able to manipulate our thoughts and feelings. I would be so much happier if I had the right job or if I had that latest sports car. Its natural to want to have bigger and better things but its essential that you make the distinction between material objects and happiness. One doesn’t necessarily lead to the other. There is a natural “high” that comes with owning something new but it wont last, it’s a temporary thing that wont last forever. We have all heard the phrase “Money wont buy you happiness” It’s a bottomless pit that you are trying to fill, it will not bring life long happiness, remember this.

 I know I shouldn’t but…

Our minds can attempt to deceive us into denying the affects of our habits by rationalising our excuses with silly and often pathetic excuses. How many times have we heard something like “I know I shouldn’t eat this but I have had a stressful day” or “I shouldn’t be smoking but it helps keep the weight off.” I’m guessing receiving the news that you had lung cancer would make you change this way of thinking pretty quickly? Don’t let your mind trick you into thinking this is acceptable.

I could NEVER do that…

 Our minds can often convince us that we can’t do certain things based on how we feel about them, for example. “I could never live without wine” or “I could never do that because I just don’t have time” Don’t let your mind control your life. It may not be easy depending on your personal circumstances but persevere and take a little time, if you really want to do something you can.

Something bad might happen…

 Fear is a powerful emotion and can affect many of us in the way we live our lives. If we believe everything we see on TV and films we might do well to lock the doors and stay inside. However according to the statistics, violent crime is lower than it was 2 decades ago. Seek out the truth and believe the statistics, there isn’t a criminal waiting around every corner waiting to get you. Break free from that thought path!

 

 

 

 

 

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