Habits of the Butterfly Mind

There is an inner dialog always going on inside you.  Preventing you from getting things done, making clear decisions, and concentrating on tasks that need to be done? What overrides that intention? Habit. What sort of habit? The habit of having a butterfly mind. An unsettled mind.

A mind that prefers to be in constant movement and activity means that our thoughts are often quite scattered: and as a thought itself is energy, this means that our energy is not focused because it isn’t fully present.

When you live in the moment and apply yourself only to what you are doing, you become very focused and much less anxious or fearful. Being fully present actually, helps with awareness and non-judgment and reduces the habit of over thinking.

Live in the moment and anxious thoughts tend to disappear. This is because you are focused and in the moment.

The next time you are aware that your thoughts aren’t in the present moment, whether it is worry about the future or reflecting the past imagine yourself with a big net, catching that thought and bringing it back into the moment.

Once you are back in the moment, allow the butterfly to fly away, i.e. let the thought go completely. If the thought is a planning or strategic one, then of course act on it or write it down before letting it go.