How to Free Your Mind

by Rachel Miller

July 5, 2022

ABOVE : Ivan Kazlouskij

It feels restraining to tell yourself “no”–to limit yourself, resist looking at social media, watching TV, or doing what you feel like doing. It feels like restraint. But, is it?

Consider:

  • It’s not entertainment you lack or more enjoyable activities that will give you more pleasure, but self-directed behaviour—doing what you want. It’s knowing you can confidently choose what you want to do and follow through every time.

  • Chosen focus is freeing. Focusing on what you decide rather than what your attention is immediately drawn to is freeing. It ensures you are in the driver’s seat of your behaviours and actions, and nothing is more liberating than that!

  • Choosing activities based on what is most important at that moment is not a sacrifice but actually a joy. It’s fulfilling. And it’s deeply satisfying because you know it comes from your own doing. It’s not based on external means, so nothing can take that satisfaction from you. You are free to find fulfillment whenever you want when you choose and act as you decide.

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Comments (1)

  1. Edie Jamieson says:

    Loved this! Excellent thoughts. “Chosen Focus is freeing” I needed this today 🤗

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