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In one of my series on mind management I did mentioned reasons why the mind should be cautiously guarded while highlighting the risk factors of allowing the mind to wander into junkful thoughts resulting in all kinds of negative experiences because of the poor decision made which is a product of the faulty mind.

In this series, I will outline various ways to keep the mind in check to live a meaningful life.

In my years of research and studies on mind management, I observed that most  writers had often streamlined these mind management techniques into four main headings which includes Vision and goal setting,Memorizing your goals or stock taking, Getting rid of limiting belief,Positive declaration and affirmation.

However true these  may be, their effectiveness is based on other techniques or principles which are mostly ignored but are unavoidably linked  to the mind.Guides against depression These other principles or techniques are what I  refer to as “caution principles”( connectively linked to some vital parts of the human body system). They are:
  •  Cautioning the eyes through self discipline .

The human eyes and the mind works together  in equal step. That is, it is what the eyes see that the mind interpret, process, think about, visualised and even act on.

Take for instance A man who consistently looked at  a nude girl’s photos; he will consciously or unconsciously start receiving sexual signals through thoughts as  a way of interpreting the photo because the eyes served as  a mirror to the mind.

On the other hand,  if a woman walked pass your front nude(naked)  for instance and your eyes are  closed maybe  because you were meditating or praying, you won’t  notice her appearance let alone to ponder on how her nude appearance .  Thus her nude appearance won’t arouse any sexual thought in you because your eyes never sees it neither will your mind process it.

You may ask does cautioning the eyes means closing your eyes and walk like a blind man ? The answer is No. It simply means to exercise discipline in your mind that even when your eyes wander into such scene which you did never want to view, you have to condition your mind not to process that image that represent such scene.

That means you are to deliberately refuse to think about it or imagine it ever happened. This is because giving thought to it will either pollute your mind or nourish your mind negatively from thinking result orientedly.

It is only when your mind is edified that you talk of vision and goal setting as mentioned above as one of the general techniques for mind management .

Thus to manage your mind, you must watch what you see, process or ponder on because what you see forms an image in your subconscious mind which may either make or mar your vision as it keeps bubbling in your mind .

  • Information cautiousness.

Its a common knowledge that information comes by hearing just as faith and fear comes by what you hear. The information you hear or received may either inspire positive vibes(determination) in you or create  the fear of failing in your subconscious mind thereby preventing you from setting and actualizing your goals.

Information also have a way of altering your  mood positively or negatively. That means what you choose to hear has a direct link to your happiness or otherwise as it affects  your mind depending on your level of mental discipline.

That’s why someone who is sick of STDs can still be healthy  and be happy when he/she is yet to have the knowledge of such ailment  but the moment he/she hears it from the doctor fear will set in immediately and the person who once appeared to be  healthy  will start dying rapidly not solely because of the ailment but because of the information he/she received and the in ability to condition the mind against fear.http://Too much why leads to depression

Information they say is power but we never bother to ask what sought of power comes with it. Information either makes you happy or make you sad and depressed.

So to manage your mind and be productive in life and career you must of necessity be cautious of what you listen to and if peradventure  you did listen to what you ought not to,  you must of necessity condition your mind not to process or ponder on it.

Lack of this information cautiousness is the reason most people with brilliant business ideas never take steps because they have been told about people who failed, got depressed and frustrated doing such business without taking out time to research on those who  succeeded in such business or why those who failed actually failed.

  • Cautioning your word(Taming the tongue)
The tongue is one of the smallest part of the body but very powerful as it can create and destroy through the  same medium. It can set a whole family apart.
Cautioning or taming  the tongue  means choosing  the words we speak just as one need to be careful of what we listen to. The words we speak are expressed thoughts(negative/positive) that resides in the mind as a result of what the eyes sees and what the ears has listened to.
 These thoughts are easily expressed through the tongue as words with the ability to either make the hearer happy or sad. So, because these internal conflicts are always resident in the mind one must constantly mind his/her utterances and keep declaring and affirming positive self building words about oneself or one’s  business irrespective of how dwindling the business may be.
Most times people close down their health and business with their mouth (words) before its eventually closed down. Reality is of the mind. So when you give voice to the thought in your mind whether positively or negatively, it will become to you as declared in no time.
  • Thought consciousness.

Thoughts are silent words that keeps the mind bubbling either negatively or positively. Its a bye product of what you see, hear, and feel.  So you  must discipline yourself about how you process your feelings, what you see and what you hear.

You must focus your mental power (thought) on becoming a successful person rather than thinking about how badly someone treats you.

In summary, like I mentioned earlier the four first techniques ( Vision and goal setting, stock taking,  that’s memorizing your goals, getting rid of limiting belief inherited myths e. t.c ) work effectively when the cautioning acts (self discipline) is strictly adhere to.
If any of these techniques mentioned in this series has helped you in a way or strike a cord in you,  do  comment on the comment box provided. For contributions and questions please feel free to drop your comment or write us through the social links provided. We await your response.

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By Leader Abiyone

Leader Abiyone is a freelance writer, a singer popularly known as Lyda. She's from the south region of Nigeria called delta state. She's a law graduate of National open university of Nigeria. She's a property consultant and estate manager. She's a lover of God's vineyard and God's word.

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