Thoughts from church today. Also thoughts I've had all week off & on. I used to be a major over thinker. I still am sometimes, BUT I try very hard not to be now. It serves no one to stew or circle the drain. 🌪🌪🌪🌪🌪🌪As someone who values resolution & peace with situations (not always possible) I like to work things out in my mind, and I think that's great-BUT I know when I'm getting into the land of just spinning. This week I had a few instances where I could feel myself starting to get stuck in this pull of over thinking. It was tender things, annoyed things, and frustrated things. All things out of my control. Thank fully I recognized that I was going to start spiralling and decided to CHANGE MY THOUGHTS. I work hard at this, and this week I worked harder. I did 2 things: 1) I went and did a task that would occupy my thoughts instead. A physical task. Cleaning out a cupboard. Then I did another task. Then I put on an audio book and did another. I was MINDFUL of where my thoughts went & if they went to stew on the problems- I changed them. It made ALL the difference.
The 2) thing I did was I set a time to "over think on those topics" for 20 minutes. Only in those 20 mins could I stew and think and try to sort and file it all. I asked my husband to come hot tub with me and for 20 mins I just talked. After, I left my worries in the water, recognized these are things that aren't mine to carry- and went on to think about other things.
Yesterday & today- I find I almost don't care now about these things that were really bothering me. 🤷🏼♀️
Where your thoughts go, your energy goes. 🔶🔶🔶🔶🔶🔶Want to be happy? Change your thoughts. #wordsforradelleslittles