When you are going about your normal day, what is your mind doing? Is it with you or is it against you? I don’t know about you but my mind is constantly chatting. The only time it is not is when: I am asleep; I am really focused on a task or when I am listening to others. The rest of the time my mind is tuned into “my own internal chatter station”. I tell you it is one busy station. My issue is, that I have come to realize that a large portion of “my chatter station time” is spent worrying/concerned and just plain overthinking. I can go for hours worrying about a friend’s problem, a family member’s situation, how to fit too much in to my day/week, work issues etc…….I have realized that I am creating my own continual, low level stress. Are you, too, a little guilty of letting your thoughts take over???
I have made a conscious decision to STOP….(OK..let’s be honest, work on)…this. There is enough stress in the world without me creating my own. As I have discussed before,, stress is not good for our health or our emotional well-being, so why not try to reduce our stress levels where ever possible?
From now on when “The worry chatter station” comes on in my head…. I have come up with a plan of attack: Continue reading