How to work with distracting thoughts…
Has this scenario happened to you?
You are going about your day and you notice you are on a negative thought train and you keep repeating it over and over again.
- “I don’t like ……about my job.”
- “I don’t like ……. about my body.
- “My life just isn’t what I want it to be.”
As you stay on this negative thought train, you notice your body feeling tense, and your overall enjoyment of the day going down. Research shows that obsessive thoughts & rumination are associated with bing- eating, anxiety, depression, lack of self esteem, and greater irritability & restlessness.
Obsessing and ruminating about thoughts that are either in the past or the future will only lead you to feeling disempowered and frustrated. Why? Because all we have any control over is right here in this present moment.
The truth is that 70-80% of our thoughts are negative.… READ MORE...