Think of a time when you were upset, whether it was from something you did or something someone did to you. Why was it so upsetting? What were the thoughts running through your head? Were you placing blame on yourself, even when you were not in the wrong? Seriously, take the time to think about it.
Now, if you're anything like me, you tend to constantly go over things in your head, all day long. Basically, overthinking every little thing and creating this big worst-case scenario and a full movie, in your head about how something is going to play out. It. Is. DRAINING! So stop right?! Easier said than done because as we speak, I am literally ending, what happened to be a very troubling week for me. And although I have used my writing as my therapy, it is still hard to stop overthinking a bad situation that you’ve been in.
But, I have to stop and we have to stop. All the overthinking is causing us to make ourselves sick (mentally and physically) and causing these negative thoughts to manifest and become our reality. We become our own worst enemies.
So, this post is more about awareness and then progression. Not perfection!
With that being said, I, for a short period of time, would say, “for every negative thought, think of two positives” and one of my best friends always reminds me not to dwell on things. It works! (SN: The people around you should be people who hold you accountable and don’t let you stay in this mind maze. They don’t let you self-destruct)
So, know that It’s okay to need help and a constant reminder because we can get so wrapped up in our own thoughts. Start to speak positive things over your life and your circumstances. Instead of letting your brain fill up, find that release for yourself. And as Tamera Mowry-Housley just reminded me, “Your mind will always believe everything you tell it. Feed it faith. Feed it with truth. Feed it with love.”