Navigating Thinking Traps
Thoughts are so powerful! They determine how we view, interpret, and respond to everything we encounter. Our minds are constantly narrating - commenting, judging, and criticizing - telling us stories about what is going on around us. And everything is filtered through our past
Your mind has a natural tendency to compare you with others and point out all the ways in which they are better. It makes assumptions about how others are thinking or feeling about you that are more often than not, inaccurate. It takes other peoples' actions personally when they likely have nothing to do with you.
It is in the background, pointing out your flaws or ways you are falling short. It focuses in on the "bad" and tends to filter out or downplay all the good in your life. It is constantly telling you stories that cause you to worry or dwell on things that are beyond your control. The list of ways in which your mind, and thoughts, cause you to suffer could go on and on.