The last week I have been in a thought hurricane.
It is a term I coined for those times that I get fixated on a particular issue in my life.
Of course, living in Florida it is a hurricane.
Anyway, it’s where my thoughts are swirling around and around, seemingly uncontrollably, in my brain.
And it is always dramatic and goes to the worst-case scenario.
And when this happens, my thoughts are:
- All consuming
- Very distracting
Nothing is forward moving, helpful or productive. It just keeps me stuck.
Do you ever notice a thought hurricane happening in your life?
And this is what I have learned and work on with my clients:
You can choose to remember that you are in control of your thoughts and they are optional.
You can interrupt the storm or at least turn down its intensity.
Pro tip: Here are 5 powerful questions to ask yourself when you find yourself swirling in a thought hurricane:
- What are the facts of the situation?
- What is the math of the situation vs. the drama?
- What am I grateful and appreciative for here?
- How can I be compassionate with myself?
- How can I move forward?
If you take the time to pause and answer these questions, you will be able to move out of the mind storm and see a clearer path to move onward.
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