What Do You Feed Your Mind?

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While we’re becoming ever more conscious of what we feed our bodies, one thing that I always try to highlight is what we feed our minds. There’s no shortage of mental junk food! From social media feeds to the news, we can steadily consume heavily processed information with nothing of value for our minds. When I dedicated myself to overcoming depression and cultivating a more positive mindset, one of the key things I did was stop consuming negativity. I hadn’t really paid attention before but once I did, I began to notice the garbage I was feeding my mind. Watching or reading the news generally left me feeling anxious, heavy, and downright hopeless at times. 

I found ways to feed my mind more positive brain food. From comedy skits, to sitcoms, and podcasts, I was able to give my mind healthy balanced meals of information. One thing I was aware of at the time was how difficult it was to find stories of the good things happening in the world. I found a couple of popular news sources that had a good news section but the same stories could sit on the page for weeks sometimes even months at a time. Surely there were more good things happening that just weren’t being shared! I eventually stopped looking for good news stories because I was disheartened when I couldn’t find much evidence of them.

Over the years things changed. With social media algorithms picking up on what I enjoyed seeing, I began to have more good stories hitting my feed than ever before! It was so exciting to be flooded with so many stories of the wonderful things happening all over the world! The kindness of strangers saving lives, giving a helping hand, and looking out for their fellow man. There were so many stories that filled my heart with joy and even moved me to tears. I eagerly shared them in an attempt to spread the joy to the feeds of my friends and family.

As someone who is very sensitive to the information I’m exposed to, it’s such an incredible honor to be a co-author of a recently released book. The intention of the book is to share a story of kindness each day for a year. It’s called Goodness Abounds: 365 True Stories of Loving Kindness. Here’s an excerpt from the unexpected story I shared in the book-

 

Kindness in Tragedy
Niki Meadows

With such an overwhelming amount of negativity displayed in the media, it can be difficult to see that good things happen in the world. Yet goodness is present every day. Sometimes it goes unnoticed and others it just doesn’t get the same platform as its negative counterpart. There are everyday heroes that walk among us and kindness in all forms that helps ensure that negativity is a small portion of what happens in the world even though that’s not the perception portrayed.

You can continue reading this story on page 312 of Goodness Abounds.

Goodness Abounds

If you haven’t already picked up a copy for yourself or for a friend as a gift, take advantage now while you have the chance to claim over 60 bonus gifts offered from various co-authors. You can contribute to raising the tide of kindness by reblogging this post, sharing about it on social media, or gifting it to a friend or business (it’s great reading for waiting rooms!). I encourage you to visit the book’s blog tour where you can get to know other co-authors and the stories they share. Here’s to a year of wholesome food for the mind, heart, and soul!

Get your copy here!


What are your thoughts on a book like this? Is it the perfect timing for a book like this in your life? Are you intrigued to read about the everyday hero I mentioned in the excerpt Feel free to share in the comments! ❤

As always, sending you lots of love and wishing you all that you need to raise the tide!
-Niki Meadows

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13 Replies to “What Do You Feed Your Mind?”

  1. This is topic i have been always thinking about! I do think their is a lot of negetive in the world. But still positive stories get overlooked over time. Drama attracts more people. It crazy how the world works! Oh and Congratulations on that new Book you wrote! 👍👍

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    1. It’s all a matter of what we focus on. There is a lot of everyday kindness that goes unnoticed on a larger scale but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. Thank you, I’m so honored to be a contributing author ❤

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  2. The food we eat changes our tongue. And the information by which we feed our mind changes our perspective towards the life. So,it is very necessary to take care of that stuff which we give to our mind otherwise we’ll go in the gloom of negativity.

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  3. Exactly! I have also been through phases of cutting back on reading/watching/listening to the news. And then it starts creeping in again. It takes a conscious daily effort to not read the headlines and get into the public psyche.

    Especially where I live (South Africa) – our country is going through economic and political turmoil, with unemployment at 25% (50% unofficially) – leading to havoc in peoples lives and we are in the middle of a socio-economic catastrophe. Cutting back on news makes me feel guilty because I am not informing myself about the reality of my fellow countrymen. At the same time, it triggers me and I become angry and worried about my own future. A delicate balance.

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    1. I find that I still hear about important things through friends and family. I just personally can’t feed myself the constant buffet of negativity. I don’t isolate myself I just choose not to consume it. I want to hear about things I can help contribute towards to make things better. I don’t want to hear negativity for the sake of it. One thing I love is that I’m starting to see more sources share how we can contribute, that’s productive!

      I’m sorry to hear your country is going through this difficult time. Maybe you can find ways to focus that energy into helping in any way you can. I find that has the opposite effect of guilt. When we can be informed and take action, that’s powerful! Thanks for stopping by ❤

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    1. Thank you, yes, this is so important! I spent a lot of time feeding my mind garbage and definitely paid the price. Positive brain food has made such a difference in my life! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment ❤

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