By Elva Perez, Employee Benefits Account Specialist
Ctrl + Alt + Del. This keyboard combination is crucial when you need to reset your computer at work, yet interestingly, it’s also the best way to reset another very important computer. Your brain.
Control, Alt, Delete:
- Control yourself
- Alter your thinking
- Delete negative thinking
The last blog I shared was about the 6 steps I practice in my daily life to help me find peace of mind. After practicing the steps on how to achieve inner peace, I do feel like I have become mentally stronger. I have been working for the past 13 years on living a positive peaceful life, and some of these practices have now become second nature. Yet it can be a struggle not to fall back on old ways or practices when our surroundings seem to pull us back down.
While adding those steps was beneficial, they were all just things that I needed to start doing. Things that I needed to add to my mental routine. But just adding better practices doesn’t always lead to the best result. You must also delete the poor ones. Sometimes we have to Ctrl + Alt + Del our brains to restart fresh.
The article linked below stood out to me because it wasn’t about adding to our practices. It was about identifying the behaviors we needed to free ourselves from in order to make room for the better ones. The negative practices that need to be deleted in our brains.
I know life is not perfect and it will always be an active effort to keep my brain programed for inner peace, but you know what? I am perfectly ok with that.