Welcome to Refresh Journal: for a fresh perspective in all of life's dimensions!
Did you ever notice that you have a running tape inside of your head that never shuts up? Did you ever wonder what you can do with that running tape inside your head that never shuts up?
Well, you could try to ignore it, act like it's not there. But that doesn't usually work, especially when those thoughts are not positive, validating and refreshing ones.
Yes, it's sorta rare when you find really great thoughts swirling around in your head just naturally.
I think one of the best remedies to dealing with those mostly negative, aggravating and irritating thoughts is to put a fresh twist on them.
When we choose to use the refuse for a positive purpose, we can gain a whole new perspective on where those thoughts are coming from.
Perhaps you'll recognize the overtly loud critic's voice rambling on and on about nonsense; you know the kind, "Why didn't you get that done today? What kind of a job was That???" Etc...
Or maybe an old fear is rising up that you thought you got rid of a long time ago, but there it is again, reminding you of what you did wrong and what will you do about that problem now that you really messed things up this time?
When we begin to see clearly where these obnoxious thoughts are coming from and how unfounded they often are, we can re-purpose those very irritants to actually create positive energy in our lives!
Recognize how you can take that fear and turn it into something fearless and fabulous, empowering yourself in the process. That will take the whole darn energy problem and transform it to your perfect purposes.
And that's critic's voice? Try writing it down and then laughing hysterically at the stupidity of it all and do something that validates the very thing it is criticizing you for.
We can be positively purposeful with the thoughts that we think might just be mush or nonsense and actually make meaning from them.
We touched on the many different ways we can turn negative thoughts into positive ones during our first 2013 session of #JournalChat Live this past week with our topic, Your Journaling: Your Thoughts Re-Purposed! Highlights are below with Rachel Thomasian as our guest.
Also included are refreshing tips for your work and your home and a fab song pick by The Police titled, "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic."
So next time you find yourself agitated and aggravated by those whirling, negative thoughts in your head, determine to make something positively purposeful from them.
Not only will they be properly put in their place (Ha!), but your fresh perspective will help you get off to a positive start to your day (and to your Year for that matter.)
Thanks for making Refresh Journal a positively purposeful part of your day.
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