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Tuning into the Head

Updated: May 26, 2022


What are you thinking right now? What thoughts are occupying your mind? Are they scattered, jumping from topic to topic? Or do you have particular concerns, decisions, plans that you are thinking through?

Engage the Mind

Here are some activities to engage your mind:

  • Reading a non-fiction book

  • Watching a documentary about an issue you care about

  • Researching a topic of interest (e.g. cooking, exercise, trains)

  • Listening to talk radio

  • Discussing current events with friends

  • Playing a mindful game – Sudoku, crosswords, etc.

  • Making lists, e.g. pro/con list, goal setting, outlining a plan

  • Participating in a debate

  • Practicing tongue twisters

Focus the Mind

The best way to connect with your head is by tuning into your mind. The head center considers our thoughts first when making a decision and tunes into our need for security and safety. Sometimes, we fail to think through a situation, skipping important analysis of what we know, what risks are present, or the impact of a decision. Alternatively, we can also overthink a decision, turning it over and over again in our minds, riddled with uncertainty and insecurity about how to proceed. Yet, if we can engage our minds, focus our thoughts, and think clearly, we can glean valuable insights that help us determine our best way forward.