We do know that real time is, for us, in the fleeting moment that is the present moment. All previous moments are “past” and all moments ahead of this moment are in the future. One searches the past for valuable lessons, significant points, and truths to live by, but remember it is just an experience from the past, not something as a reason to feel down. The future will be made out of the actions, thoughts, beliefs, that one creates today. Focus your energies on what he you can do today to aid a more enticing future.
Life is made up through and with choices. If you choose to be miserable you will find reasons to be miserable. Too many people are skilled in making themselves miserable. You are in control of your life, often a lot more than you would think. Even when everything seems to be going in the wrong direction, instead of blaming and faultfinding, turn your attention to some small effort or action that moves you in a positive direction. Choose can, will, wish and to get to over must, ought, got to, can’t and won’t.
Again, a reminder that all thoughts are your thoughts, no one can think for you, someone may try to persuade you, but in the end it is what you think that counts. Take control of your thoughts before they take control of you. Remember that you cannot solve problems using the same thinking that created the problems.
Many of the patients I see tend to take criticisms and judging too personally. They are usually sensitive to these because of diminished self-esteem. I tell them that words cannot hurt you (sometimes a tough sell) the truth often is the criticizers are responding to their own personal hurts and failures.
I would be remiss if I did not again recommend self- hypnosis. Done at bedtime without skepticism or prohibition, it gives you a definite power boost for your life.
Thoughts for the Day:
Being positive isn’t ignoring the negative, it is overcoming the negative.
Letting go is not forgetting, it is remembering without any fear.
Overthinking will mess you up. It confuses, twists things around, makes you worry and often everything seems worse than it actually is.
Have a great month,