May 13, 2020
How do you stop or change
thoughts that harm you? This time of uncertainty, vocational
insecurity, job loss, and other upheavals is the perfect
opportunity to explore being more aware of our thinking, and how
our thoughts impact our emotions (and our lives). Let’s talk about
seven ways you can turn around unproductive or harmful
Biggest Takeaways From Episode #90:
in the best of times, our thoughts are usually our worst enemy.
Your thoughts create your emotions, and negative thoughts damage
your confidence. In other words, our thoughts profoundly influence
every area of our lives.
- Examples of harmful thoughts include replaying
a small incident over and over in your mind, getting over-involved
in what other people are doing, or thoughts that you’re inadequate
of the best ways to stop unproductive and painful thinking is
simply to divert your thoughts. Another option is to connect with
of us are masters at finding evidence to support our negative
thoughts. Try turning this around and finding evidence of what you
want to experience more of.
hanging out with people who are negative, or who damage your
confidence. Another strategy is to write down all of your hurtful,
unproductive, or toxic thoughts.
Highlights from Episode #90:
- Welcome to Episode 90! Vicki
shares her wishes for listeners, and makes an announcement about
her upcoming free live call about how the pandemic is giving us all
a masterclass on boundaries. Click here to sign up! [00:39]
- Vicki dives into today’s topic:
how to stop unproductive and harmful thinking. [02:31]
- Thoughts happen to us; we don’t
choose them. Vicki shares a simple question to prove this point,
and talks about the role of thoughts in our mood.
- What are unproductive thoughts?
Vicki gives some examples to clarify. [13:44]
- Vicki starts talking about
solutions, and shares seven ways to stop unproductive and painful
- We hear about Byron Katie and
her powerful process called The Work. [28:04]
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