But what is a state of mind: a state of mind is a temporary psychological state, the emotional and intellectual content of our mind at a precise moment.Basically, it’s what is going on in our mind, a mix of emotions and thoughts, which is created by how we feel inside which is a consequence of how we react to our external world, in various situations, with different people, locations etc.
A state of mind can be created by external factors that have influence in our life, but most importantly a state of mind can be created by ourselves.
As I mentioned before, in fact, our state of mind is the sum total of everything about us at a given time. It can be distraught, joyful, excited or any other emotion but basically, there is a positive, resourceful or negative, unresourceful state of mind.
There are good or enabling states like love, joy, happiness, confidence, beliefs etc but there are even paralysing or bad states like depression, fear, anxiety, sadness etc.
Our behavior is the result of the state we’re in and understanding our state is the key to understanding change and achieving excellence.
It’s important what state we are in for when events happen, we react according to the state of mind in which we find ourselves.
The way we perceive the world is largely dependent on our inner state of mind. If we are in a bad and negative state…. we see all dark and bad but if we are in a good state, like we are in love, or we are happy about a work promotions, we see all good and we don’t really bother much about anything else. We don’t let anything ruin our state.
Most of our state of mind happen without us consciously realizing it. For instance, we see or watch, listen to something and we respond to it going into a state, it’s the way we respond to it, most of the times it could be the memories we have associated with certain things that create our state.
A state of mind could be a resourceful or resourcefulness state. A resourceful state is when we do something like playing or something else and we don’t make any mistakes, and we are doing it very well. On the other hand, an resourcefulness state is when we can’t do what we want.
The important thing is to learn to change our state, from a bad state to a good state, from an resourcefulness state to a resourceful state so we can be in control of our life and live happily.
It’s important to learn to change our state so we know how to change our state whenever we are in a state that we do not want.
We need to keep it in mind, if we want to control our mood or mental state, so we are not at the mercy of events and our emotions.
But how can we do that?
It is very simple, with some mental gymnastics. Unlike the gym if we really want to change we can change it in an instant.