How to Think Less and Trust More. Trust isn’t putting together your degree of conviction with respect to confirmation. While proof forms certainty, trust is an inclination. It’s a sensation. It’s a profound realization that it will all work out.
The how of trust is obscure. Our psyche even attempts to sort it out, gauge alternatives, and coherently explore it. While the psyche is an amazing asset to stifle the mythical beast of rout or help with strolling up the stepping stool of nice sentiment musings, trust isn’t something you can figure out. It’s an association you set up, support, and develop.
Being comfortable with this association accompanies understanding the nature of it. What it is and what it isn’t.
At the point when we land here, we trust. We believe that our requirements will be met. That our guardians will definitely go to our guide.
As we are acquainted with the world and start to wander out of the home we call home, we figure out how to explore our existence. The vast majority of us are instructed to thoroughly consider our direction in life.
There are nights when I lie awake for hours thinking about all kinds of things. Not necessarily about my problems or about what I could have done wrong that day. I’ve practically gotten rid of that by now. To do this, I go over and over again what I still want to achieve, what my next goals are, and how I can implement them. It doesn’t have to be anything big, but sometimes it can keep me so busy that my head just doesn’t want to switch off.
Then I often think to myself that I should just get up and do something instead of lying in bed useless. But actually, I love to sleep and when I’m tired I can’t concentrate anyway. So it would be best to just fall asleep and then tackle my projects fresh and lively the next morning. But why do I just not want to succeed sometimes?
Can you trust life?
The answer is very simple: I just don’t trust life enough in these moments. I cling and control too much instead of just letting go and letting things come towards me. I am certainly not alone with this problem. Many people have lost confidence and therefore want to plan and control everything to make sure that it works.
You can plan and analyze as much as you want – in the end, everything turns out differently anyway. And often much better than you could ever have planned. When I look back on my life so far, the best things have happened completely spontaneously and unexpectedly. Namely, exactly when I let go and let life just go ahead. When I didn’t struggle against the current but just let it drift me.
5 tips to think less and trust more
But why do I still find it so difficult sometimes? Because this pattern is still programmed into my subconscious. And sometimes it can take a while to change a belief. But it’s possible! These 5 tips helped me with this.
1. Stay in the present
The more you live in the present, the less you worry about the future and the less you mourn the past. This works by paying close attention to your surroundings and being aware of them. By using all of your senses and properly feeling the present. When you live in the moment, negative thoughts are superfluous. Sometimes thoughts are even generally superfluous. Sometimes you should just feel it.
2. Is it really that important?
If I just can’t get something out of my head and I waste way too much energy thinking about it again, then I ask myself a few simple questions: Is it really that important? Isn’t there something more important in my life that I should focus on? For example my health, my freedom, my friends? Do I really have to worry about it, or doesn’t it really matter?
3. Replace negative thoughts with positive ones
If something worries us or is stressing us, then the best way out of the negative spiral of thoughts is the way of gratitude. I then simply replaced the negative thoughts with something positive, something for which I am grateful. For example, if a person is haunted in my head who is totally annoying me at the moment, then I try to think about what I could appreciate about this person. There is always something. So you can easily switch off the stress and calm your thoughts.
4. Appreciate experiences
We all make mistakes and that’s okay. Even planning and controlling do not help us to avoid these mistakes. And that’s just as well! Negative experiences help us grow. We learn on our way and we also need the bad experiences to get ahead. When we become aware of this, it is much easier to trust life again, to relax and just let go of the control.
5. Learn to trust
Even if I don’t always allow it, I know exactly what it feels like to just let life happen and trust it. Not to think everything through, just to do it. Just having fun and enjoying the moment without ruining it by thinking too much. To trust that everything will come out exactly as I need it to be. As it is best for me. Because that’s exactly when it happens. That’s when the most wonderful things happen.
Life knows better than we do what we need right now. Often we cannot see the advantage of our current situation and therefore suffer from it. We just need to trust. We just have to let ourselves drift, then we won’t go under.
How to Think Less and Trust More. Learning to trust is not always easy and it takes a lot of courage. But it makes our lives so much easier and more worry-free. How great does it feel to know that life is always behind you? That we can never do anything wrong and that everything always goes for our best? Certainly, there is no more beautiful and liberating feeling. And with this deep trust, you will never again have problems falling asleep peacefully and securely.