This year has been one of growth, one of change and one of constant learning. I’ve faced challenges, obstacles and problems this year. But hey, don’t we all?
I guess what I’m trying to say right now is that it’s okay to have hard times. I feel like with social media nowadays, it’s so easy to get caught up in the mental loop of thinking that no one else goes through the same troubles that we may be going through.
Scrolling down our Instagram feed and seeing all the portrayals of what we want our lives to look like, it’s our tendency to compare ourselves. When in reality, most of the time it’s just that… A portrayal. But not every side to the story.
I remember not too long ago scrolling down my Instagram feed and immediately plummeted with the chains of comparison. It’s natural human tendency…
That is, until we gain control of it and realize how truly powerful our minds can be, if we allow them to.
I’m a bit of a bookworm (or a nerd, if you will) and have been really getting down with my reading game these past few months. Challenging myself to read one book a week.
Your probably thinking…
Why on earth would you set that standard for yourself? Quite honestly, it could be an ego thing. But it also could be a reality check that I’ve experienced recently, in which everything was really put into perspective for me.
This year has gone by like crazy and I guess I’m just trying to use this as a way to take it all in. To breathe in for a moment. Use apps like Reset Zone to stay present to what’s in front of me and just drift with the ebbs and flows of life.
I realized something else a lot recently, as well.
So many of us live our lives stuck in a constant loop of stress, even when we realize we’re doing so. We become aware of the fact that we’re stressed, yet, we continue to feel that way because in a sense, we’re “hard-wired to hard times.”
Stress has been our way of life for so long that it’s become our subconscious natural tendency. It’s become the norm for us to feel it. Thus, even though on a conscious level we may want to rid ourselves from it…We subconsciously crave it.
Our brains and bodies have been literally shaped on a neurochemical level to be fuelled by that type of energy.
Thus, we find ourselves searching for problems even when we may not have any at the moment, to sink our teeth in.
As Dr. Joe Dispenza said, “We can learn and change in a state of suffering or we can evolve in a state of joy and inspiration.”
The Reset Zone App is a part of the evolution involved in changing our natural state from one of suffering, to one of joy and inspiration. It’s a tool that helps you learn, discover and transcend why you feel a certain way.
It’s a tool that helps us understand why stress has been our way of living and why we’re constantly perpetuating that by thinking, feeling and acting the same way, day in and day out.
When we make the effort to change our inner worlds of thoughts and feelings, our external environment will always give us feedback to reaffirm what we believe to be true.
Too many times it begins with a worst case scenario before we make the decision to change… But why wait until then?
Why wait until the stress becomes so unbearable that we begin thinking about taking pills or prescription drugs, to soothe our pain and numb us from the harsh reality we created for ourselves.
With apps like Reset Zone, we can change our state of being without any of it… Just using our thoughts and our feelings, which has a direct impact on everything we experience in our outside world.
I’ve been reading Dr. Joe Dispenza’s book, How To Break The Habit Of Being Yourself and I realized something crucial that changed my life and hopefully will have the same impact on you, as well.
I know… Crazy right?
When we hold on to and think about a painful experience from our past, we reinforce the emotions we feel from it. Because after all, emotions are the end-product of a memory and the reason we can recall it.
In doing so, we create more and more neural pathways of the same emotional response in our body. Because our minds don’t know the difference, our brains are literally living in the past, in our present reality RIGHT NOW!
This blew my mind because I realized how powerful the really mind is. How it can truly be our greatest asset or our worst enemy.
On the other side of the spectrum, the most successful people in the world used this principle and focused on the person they wanted to be and the life they wanted to live.
They mentally rehearsed it so many times in their minds, that they felt the emotions that derived from it and yup, you guessed it… Made it happen in their present reality.
In other terms, their idea of the future was so real in their minds that they were already living in it.
So how can we apply this to our lives? Well, we can utilize tools like meditation or the Reset Zone App, to take control of the way we’re thinking, feeling and acting, in order to align ourselves with who we truly want. Rather, than being consumed by stress.
This is the power of the mind. But more importantly, the power of using it to its full ability.
Heather Skoll, the creator of the App, did a fantastic job of making sure the app was user friendly, accessible everywhere we go, and made sure to have only the best trained professionals, walk us through the entire process of changing our thoughts.
When we’re able to use apps like Reset Zone and connect to something greater than just ourselves, we can master any stressful environment by knowing that nothing can move us from our inner state of being.
I hope you enjoyed this post and be sure to let me know if you have any further questions about managing your stress! There’s so much more power within all us to change our worlds, than many of us truly realize!
To you and your success always,
Matt Wilks (Guest Blogger for Reset Zone)
Matt is a 22 year old speaker, author and content creator who graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a degree in Comprehensive Psychology. His greatest passions include teaching mindset, personal-wellbeing and happiness through his personal brand on Instagram. Matt also works closely as a contributor, content writer and advocate for the Reset Zone App and truly believes and loves the vision behind it.
Matt’s Instagram: @mattwilkss