We've all experienced unhelpful states where our mind is racing away, causing us to feel stressed and overwhelmed …
…But how can you chill out and stop high-level brainwave activity?
Here are some ideas that will serve you well …
(Step 1) Take Some Deep Breaths
The first thing to do when you want to stop fast brainwave activity is SLOW DOWN!
Sit (or lay down) somewhere comfortable – in fact, make an effort to make yourself as comfortable as you possibly can.
Next, begin to take slow, deep, conscious breaths.
That means paying attention to every breath, and “breathing through your belly” (abdomen) – this will make each breath a lot more relaxing than the last.
Just 4-5 deep, conscious breaths will start to produce Alpha brain waves and bring you down from your anxious Beta state, and thus help to calm your mind down.
(Step 2) Put On Some Relaxing Binaural Beats
Next, put on some really chilled out binaural beats or isochronic tones.
As I'm sure you'll know by now from my other posts on relaxation, this will stop fast brainwave activity by lowering the high frequency your brain is working at.
Now that you're comfy, and you've pressed play on your binaural beats, allow yourself to “go with the flow” and float away with the relaxing sounds and gentle music.
You'll find that within a couple of minutes you will start the process of stopping fast brainwave activity.
(Step 3) Visit A Tranquil Memory
This is one of my favourite ways to stop fast brainwave activity.
Simply allow your mind to wander, and settle on a memory of a time when you were totally relaxed; and totally at peace with the world.
I often think of floating on a lilo in a pool on a Sunny, hot day … but sometimes I imagine laying on a beautiful beach , or sitting in a hot tub, or walking through a beautiful forest.
Just pick any peaceful memory that you have and you would enjoy re-visiting.
For best results, pretend to yourself that you are really there again now – so allow yourself to notice any sights, sounds, feelings – and even smells – of the memory.
You'll find that this TOTALLY chills you out; stops fast brainwave activity; and actually feels really really good and beneficial.
(Step 4) Imagine A Wonderful Future
By now, you'll be feeling deeply peaceful, with much slower brainwave activity.
There's a good chance that your binaural beats would have “changed your level of consciousness” – meaning that you may be floating in and out of conscious awareness.
(This is totally fine – don't fight it!)
You'll probably be actually feeling strong emotions and energies inside of you too. This is really rewarding and enjoyable, so keep an eye out for them!
What you can do – if you really really want to feel amazing – is to allow yourself to start imagining your ideal, dream future.
This will be totally specific to you: whether it's seeing yourself happy with family; wealthy and running a business; living your passions; or any combination of the above (or anything else that you want!) – let your mind conjure up rich, intoxicating pictures and feelings of living your dream life.
This will REALLY help you to stop fast brainwave activity, and will feel fun and exciting and intrinsically rewarding.
There's all kinds of evidence that visualisation actually helps us to get what we imagine – so, you may even find your dream life become reality faster than you thought possible!
That's How I Calm My Mind Down!
I hope these few ideas help you to stop fast brainwave activity too.
In fact, I'm sure they will.
Simply slow down; take some deep breaths; put on some binaural beats; go back to a peaceful memory; then imagine a better, fulfilling future.
You won't fail to feel amazing!
Good MP3s To Stop Those Fast Brainwaves
If you want to get started, here's a few cool binaural beats and isochronic tones to try out. Click on the links to find out more…
All of these MP3s will do the job. I own them all and they'll definitely help stop fast brainwave activity… Enjoy!