don’t believe everything you think!
Let’s talk anxiety. I believe anxiety in part comes from our attachment to believing everything we think is true. Just because a thought feels true doesn’t make it true.
The average person thinks between 50,000-70,000 thoughts per day. In the moment, our thinking seems logical, but when we start looking more critically at the content of our thoughts, we notice thinking errors- therapists call these cognitive distortions. We tend to believe many of our thoughts- but we are not our thoughts.
I love this idea: “You are the consciousness (the ocean) from which your thoughts (the waves) arise.”
Here’s your goal:
1) Be the observer. Listen to your thoughts without judgement! Practice mindfulness.
2) Train your brain. Say goodbye to thoughts your don’t like. Decrease your attachment that your feelings are true!
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