So today, we attempt to take off.
The world is our oyster. We can go anywhere we want, do anything we want, as long as we put our minds to it, right?
Well, I don’t know about you, but I have this disease I like to call ‘Over Thinking.’ Now, I doubt that’s actually defined as a disease in a medical book somewhere, but those who share this common illness know what a detriment it can be.
Do you ever think so dang hard about a situation, you take it from being completely okay, to making up crazy scenarios in your mind?
In the words of Flo from Progressive, HAPPENS TO ME ALL THE TIME.
I swear, one minute I’m doing fine, and the next the infectious disease has taken over and I’m stuck in the rot of my own mind.
When this happens, its easy to withdraw yourself and begin to believe these crazy scenarios are true, but lets face it: we all know they aren’t.
An exercise I dare you to try next time this happens. When you feel yourself going into a negative state, SNAP OUT OF IT.
Don’t laugh… I’m serious.
Remind yourself its only temporary.
Example: You made a bad move at work. Something so silly you can’t even believe you did it. Now the over thinking beast is here to remind you that you’re horrible at your job and your never going anywhere in life and…
Let’s stop right there.
Didn’t your parents tell you, if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all? Well that applies here.
Take a step back – mentally not physically – and go to a time where things were good at work. Remember a time when you succeed and maybe even impressed yourself.
If a random person on the street walked up to you and said the exact same thing your mind was thinking, it might result in some yelling and an exchange of profanity.
So why is it when you say these things to yourself it seems so real?
Here’s a common cliche for ya: You are your own worst enemy.
Hate to break it to you, but its true.
Stop being so hard on yourself. Everyone goes through life with enemies. Leave yourself out, you’ll have enough to go around.
Learning to love yourself is the first step to a happier life.
When you start to focus on your positives, there will be less negatives waiting in the wings to effect you in the least convenient of times.
So forget about dwelling on your flaws, learn to love your attributes and embrace yourself.