5 Simple Techniques to Quiet Your Mind

Trying to quiet an overactive mind can be a Herculean task if you don't know how to go about it.

The end of the year, holidays, and the continued craziness of 2020 seem to be making it impossible for people to obtain a state of calm and sustain it for more than a few hours. (Okay, for many it’s a few minutes!)

You may or may not “know” what to do to quiet your “monkey mind.”

Your thoughts may be hijacking you into worry and anxiety.

Nevertheless, this is a worthy pursuit to try some new tools and practices.

A calm and quiet mind will lead to better and more clear thinking, decision making, and improvement in your overall quality of life.

Here are some tools and techniques to consider.

All of them can be used immediately and with on-going (daily!) practice, 2021 could be a great year for boosting your mental and physical health.

1. Meditation

No list on mind-calming techniques would be complete without mentioning meditation. This is one of the most potent ways to quiet your mind and is used by some of the top CEOs on the planet to be more productive.

Meditation helps you to focus and gives you clarity. While there are several different ways to meditate, the goal is often the same: to prevent your mind from overthinking and being flighty and unfocused.

In a world filled with distractions, being able to focus on one thing is becoming a rare skill. Meditation will help you harness your concentration and increase your focus while reducing any mental stress you may have.

2. Self-reflection