You can’t prevent negative thoughts: Stop trying. #Wrestling with them only makes them worse.
The real #problem is “fusion”: When you treat your #negative thoughts as indisputable #facts and not merely ideas produced by your #brain, that’s when they cause #problems.
Ask “What is my brain telling me right now?”: Get some #distance from your thoughts. #Treat them as #possibilities, not The #Truth.
Ask “Is it useful?”: Doesn’t matter if they’re true. It matters if the thoughts #help you get where you want to go.
Over time, you want to make note of the thoughts you regularly fuse with. (Maybe it’s “I can’t handle this” or “I’m going to embarrass myself.”) And then gently make fun of it: Oh, so we’re playing the “I’m not good enough” song again?
It takes #practice to not get swept #away by your thoughts. You’re going to have to spend #time at it.
Maybe you’re looking at all this #mindfulness stuff right now and thinking, “I’ll never be able to do this. I’m an idiot.” No problem.
Semangat di hari rabu sahabat,
Tetap ceria dan wajah cerah, seindah warna bunga matahariku
Meski disekitarnya warna berbeda, tidak membuat warnanya kusam.
Bunga Matahari yang kuning cerah tetap indah dipandang
~apakah hidupnya (ku) masih dan membuat tempat sekitar "berwarna"? #Selftalk #Selfreminder #rolemodel #BTB #kebunmini
Very recently I had a rare “golden buzzer” moment while tasting and brought in some of this stunningly beautiful and incredibly complex Gemischter Satz - I can honestly say that I’ve never tasted so unique an Austrian wine, and that is saying a lot considering how many Austrian wines I list. 2011 Rosengartl Alte Reben Gemischter Satz by Weingut Wieninger (Vienna). Brand new today at the wine bar. #wine#btb#winebar#austria#vienna#gemischtersatz#rosengartl#altereben#iheartaustrianwine