- Don't believe everything you think: We have on average 60,000 thoughts a day. And of those thoughts 95% are the same thoughts we had yesterday, and the day before, and the day before that. The bad part is for the average person, the majority of those habitual thoughts are negative. Having negative thoughts can stimulate the areas of the brain involved in depression and anxiety. For adaptive reasons, we have an inborn tendency to register negative thoughts,feelings and experiences more deeply than positive ones. We're hardwired for negativity: Example-If you get 10 compliments and one criticism, what do you remember? Next time, be skeptical of negative thoughts and learn not to let false alarms hijack your happiness.
Makes ya think doesn't it. It does me anyway. I'm so guilty of this. I think it's possible that the stuff I remember my Mom telling me is 98% negative. Possibly 99%.
Guess that's why I have trouble doing what I'm doing ...on some days. Other days I can rise above it and toss it aside. You know...go into the dark room in the grape and open that worn out box that i keep negative thoughts in......
I'm going to put this one in a different box this time. I think I'll keep it in the first room...right by the door.....it's for things I need to do daily. Of course I trip over stuff alot b/c I'm still trying to get organized and the rooms are a bit messy up there too....perhaps I'll do something new with this thought. Maybe I'll put it on a posterboard....and tack it to the door. I should see it better there.
It'll be a good reminder..
Ohhhhh............I just had another thought. I'm going to put 'wall words' up...all over the grape.....I'll redecorate AND get organized at the same time.
Yea..........I'm a little bit left of center today. But it's working for me. ;)