What do you do when your negative thoughts keep you up at night or seem to ruin your day??
Did you know that it's estimated that the human brain produces approximately 70,000 thoughts on an average day?? If that's the case, doesn't it sometimes feel that 69,999 of those thoughts are not so great? We all have "bad" days. And sometimes, no matter how you try to see the glass as half full, sometimes you can't even find the glass!
The mind-body connection is a powerful thing. We know that chronic stress and negative thinking can impact our health. But how do you re-direct the unhealthy internal dialogue? Those thoughts that wake you up at 3 a.m. and make you worry about things. Some (or most) of those things haven't even happened and may never happen. But the self-doubt, fears and stressors keep building in your mind and the "committee meeting" can go on and on. How do you end the conference?? And how do we break the habit of our habits??
If only there was a "life" manual, you could go to chapter 34 and find all the answers on how to stop the negative thinking and self-doubt. I am often asked what techniques work best, and of course, one size does not fit all... But for me, when I find that my mind is drifting in directions that are damaging, I have found that re-directing the chatter is what works best. I shut down the "conference" chatter by this little mantra that I repeat over and over -- I am all I need to be right now...I am enough. This seems to work for me when I find myself awake in the middle of the night, or even when I'm just having one of those days.
If you want or need additional support, we can explore together what works for you.
One of the most important things to remember is this:
"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."
Until next time,
"Live Now - Live Well!"