At times, you might have thoughts that you would rather not have, such as persistent worries, or recurring concerns that don’t go away. Often, the more you try to free your mind of these thoughts, the more persistent they become. For example: try not to think about a pimple on your forehead. Chances are the more you concentrate on not thinking about the pimple, the more your mind will actually focus on that image.
This is because the mind is not good with focusing on “not doing” something. The best way to free your mind from unwelcome or unwanted thoughts to is engage it with other thoughts or to remove or resolve the cause of the thoughts you are having.
Thanks to www. lifehack.org.Here are 5 ways that you can free your mind immediately:
Forgiving another person (or yourself) can help you to move on from the past and release yourself from negative emotions and thoughts.
Meditation has been used for thousands of years to clear and free the mind. Doing so doesn’t have to involve burning candles and sitting in the lotus position; it can simply be sitting comfortably, allowing thoughts to enter your mind and pass through without engaging in them. Doing this for as little as ten minutes can be enough to free your mind from persistent or annoying thoughts.
Exercising focuses the body on its physical requirements and takes your attention off your mind. Exercise also releases endorphins and lowers cortisol, often bringing about a more positive and happier mood.
4. Let go of the past
Letting go of the past allows you to focus on the here and now, and also helps you choose more empowering thoughts.
5. Be mindful
Being mindful is the practice of focusing the mind on everyday actions that you might normally do on autopilot. By practising mindfulness, the mind concentrates on the task at hand rather than thoughts and feelings you might prefer not to have.