Here’s a tip for lifting your mood. Ask yourself, “What have I been thinking about?”
Now, ask yourself,
If you experienced feelings of exasperation, aggravation, or pointlessness, it’s time to make a change in what and who you think about.
A little gimmick to shift your thinking is to keep a rubber band on her wrist. When you catch yourself thinking about a topic or a person that you realize is just a waste of your time and energy, snap the rubber band against your wrist, so that it hurts.
After a while, you won’t need the rubber band anymore. You can just tell yourself, “Stop it!”
Even though I’ve been practicing positive, constructive thinking for years, I still catch myself thinking about issues that are just energy drainers. They sure aren’t getting me closer to achieving my goals.
My short-term goals, for example, include completing the writing of a memoir, planting my fall garden, and becoming physically fit. To accomplish my goals, I spend
The grand total is 35 hours a week or 7 hours a day 5 days a week spent working toward my goals. In other words, that doesn’t leave much time for concerning myself with issues that I cannot change or control.
Write down your goals. Allot time on your calendar or in your planner working toward those goals. Guess what?! You will be happier with yourself, more self-confident, and more optimistic about the future. Spend most of your time accomplishing your goals and less time on what everybody else is doing. Shift your thinking. Shift your time.