Welcome to beyourtruemind.com, the best resource to train your true inner mind.
On this website, I'll be showing you how to remain grateful even in midst of facing important issues and life events. You'll see similar ideas on other self development websites on the internet, but we dive into the practical aspects of actually achieving this.
Have you looked through multiple articles about similar topics, but when you actually face the issue face-to-face, you break down? What's going wrong? How can you prevent this from happening?
A few years ago, I've tried many mind exercises - both physical, mental, and spiritual, to prevent giving into anxiety, fear, anger, and other similarly negative feelings.
However, regardless of how much I've tried, those emotions allowed my thoughts, actions, speech and decisions to be driving into that negative direction. Throughout the years, I've found that it was not due to a lack of will power, as everyone will always break down under stressful situations no matter how strong their will is.
I realized the secret to getting a calm and tranquil mind was to exert more effort on the solutions that can be fixed, and not be fixated on questions like "why is this happening to me" or "it's all [his / her] fault," etc...
But as you might know already, it is a lot easier said than done. Before you dive into the inner pages of this site, I want you to pause for a few minutes. What is causing you to have these negative responses and emotions? Understand that it is not healthy to keep these feelings bottled up inside.
Now, think of solutions that will place you in a direction that will give you a *slight* nudge away from the said problem. It doesn't have to change the situation; it doesn't even need to accomplish anything - just make sure it is something that counter acts the negative emotions and it does not build up upon it.
Now think about it. If you were just to do that one thing everyday, will you be in the same situation as you are in right now?
Logically speaking, the answer should be 'no,' but in reality, the answer to the question above is 'yes.'
Most likely, nothing will change. Pausing for a few minutes to think about directions is great, but understand that nothing is holding you back for your current problems.
Problems are only fixed through action, not plans. And you're at the right place.
This site is about taking action into a positive state of life.
If you want to steer yourself towards positive emotions and more gratitude, this site is for you. From martial arts to meditation and food choices to ethics, we'll show you the way.
You'll surprise yourself and find that nothing is that difficult to do, really.
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Helpful Mind Resources:
Mental Health Research:
The foundation of positive mental health focuses on bringing well being to people through stress relief and overcoming mental challenges and obstacles. Their facebook page is also a great resource. From breathing to mental training, this is a useful resource for beginners to learn from. http://www.foundationforpositivementalhealth.com/
For academic research, the society of mental health is one of the most complete resources for you to dig through. It's a bit more on the technical side, but I've found it to be a great resource for research and testing out new ideas. http://smh.sagepub.com/
We love martial arts not only because it's physically challenging, but also teaches us the necessary mental discipline for the mind. Some places I personally recommend are:
San Francisco Martial Arts in the Bay Area. This is one of the first places I've gone to during the years when I was in college. Throughout the years, I have been in their general martial arts, karate, and jiu jitsu teams, and eventually moved on to dedicated training in karate. This place has changed me both mentally and physically, inside and out. http://www.busido.net/
Now I personally go to Pasadena Martial Arts, which has a pretty good facility IMO. Similarly, I am also in the pasadena jiu jitsu and karate program, and it is very challenging, even with 3+ years of martial arts training in San Francisco already! If you ever come here, I'd be happy to meet up with you nearby. http://www.ikka.us/
One of my favorite meditation platforms is the Headspace app for smartphones. The app is still pretty new, so not many people are using it. But I have found it to be a great way to consistently relax my mind on a consistent basis. Remember, consistency is key in meditation, not length. https://www.headspace.com/
Here's an instructional guide on how to meditate. I have used it before headspace, and I have found it to be very useful.
One site that constantly use for new healthy food ideas is BBC network's Good Food site. Of course, I don't use all of the advice they give, as many times the advice is poor. But I do like their recipes. http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/