It’s like sitting in a meeting you can’t wait to exit. Or being in the company of another who rambles on and on about themselves.
The easy part about that is eventually the bored board meeting comes to an end, and the self-centered person moves on.
Not so easy when it’s our thoughts right? We all have days when our thoughts seems to flare up. So, what do we do when we find ourselves in the spin cycle of those daunting thoughts?
I was there this past weekend, and by Sunday night the smell was unpleasant as a rotten egg. I couldn’t figure out why my spouse was avoiding me…until Monday morning.
So I did what works for me…I got up 30 min earlier to meditate. Get re-centered, sort through my thoughts to figure why I was off and what got me all tangled up. I discovered the main reason was because I was super tired from working longer hours than usual, and it was easier to focus on my short comings and where I failed, not doing more and so on.
My way up was to refocus on my accomplishments and revisit my blessings.
Thoughts are like seeds…the ones we plant and the ones that’s blown in, depending on where we’re at, and who’s or what we’re influenced by. And not to sound like a broken record…what we water grows!
Our thoughts can get out of control and mine gets that way especially when I’m tired…it’s going to happen, and unfortunately more than we’d like to admit.
Meditation works for me and so does sharing with my wife, close friends and this space.
In addition to the self help tools available, sometimes we need support with our troubled thoughts from others. The main thing is not to stay stuck feeding on what’s not serving you.
Let me encourage you to reach out and use the tool/s that works for you, or seek out ones that can help. Please, please don’t sit alone and allow daunting thoughts to keep you down.
I’d love to hear your thoughts…seriously, I genuinely would.
To you BEing your better best self