This list has been doing the rounds on Facebook lately.
When it turned up in my feed, it wasn’t attributed to anyone (or anywhere), so I can’t offer any credit.
But, for some reason, it really struck a chord. Mainly because I’m guilty of all but one of them. It really comes down to how you talk to yourself.
And, that made me stop and think…
How many of these things resonate for you?
I know, Facebook is full of these little ‘pop psychology’ memes. And, that’s kind of the point. They go viral because they resonate with so many.
What they don’t explain is the how…
How do you give up these things?
One way is to change your perspective on the way you think. Break the habits of a lifetime, if you will.
“It’s simple to change habits, but it’s not easy” – Gretchen Rubin
Gretchen is so very right. It isn’t easy to change.
It all comes down to that buzzword of the day:
M I N D F U L N E S S
The first step – often the hardest step – is to notice the thought or feeling or behaviour.
If you think about it, this is logical – how can you change if you are not first aware of what is not serving you?
Notice what you can see or hear or touch or taste or smell; notice what you are thinking/feeling/doing. Become aware.
The very act of becoming aware of what’s going on now means that you stop projecting into the future, or worrying about the past.
Give it a go. See what happens for yourself.