friday’s “secret” – oh, those self-sabotaging thoughts

I have been very busy these past few weeks. My friend and client blogs about some of what I have been up to here. But now I am back and better than ever.:)

Today’s secret is about thoughts. I have found that negative thoughts are one of the leading destroyers of happiness for me. I will be feeling good about something, enjoying my life, and then I will start thinking, negatively.

Well, thanks to the friend and client above, I have discovered Marie Forleo’s website and she posted about negative, self-sabotaging thoughts this week. She said,

“Self-sabotaging thoughts are a screen saver that pops up every time you go idle.”

This is so true; most of the time, while I am busy accomplishing, doing, etc. I have no time to think that I can’t do it or that it will be bad, etc. I am too busy. It is when I have down time, when I am “idle”, that negativity rears its ugly head.

I had been thinking a lot about my thoughts and how best to deal with them; to master them, as it were. And even though I have heard this concept before, for some reason, expressed like this, I got it. So, this week, I have been trying to not let my brain go idle so long that the screen saver pops up. My mind does need to shut-down or hibernate. And when I do, that should be an intention and choice to rest and recharge. I do not need it to go idle so long (ie. mindlessly watching TV) that the screen saver of my negative thoughts pop up.

You can check out the full Marie Forleo video here. And in the mean time, tell me what you think and how you handle your negative thoughts. And don’t forget to…

enjoy life…

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