Do You Listen To Your Thoughts?

Do You Listen To Your Thoughts? Did you know, you have up to 60,000 thoughts per day, and up to 80%of those are negative? A shocking statistic isn’t it! Our thoughts are a HUGE part of our lives, but out of those 60,000, how many of those thoughts do you actually listen to?

Society’s social wheel teaches us to carry on with our normal, daily tasks, without actually asking ourselves. “What is it I am truly thinking?” We, as humans, believe that our thoughts are our reality, we’ve allowed these thoughts and absorbed them since we were a child. When a thought comes into our mind, our brain searches for a memory that we can relate to that thought. If the memory is negative, the Cortisol hormone is released into our nervous system to protect us, therefore, giving us a warning sign of danger. If the memory is positive, the hormone Dopamine is released, to give us pleasure.

The problem that many people have is the fact that thoughts enter the mind, however, you don’t listen to what your thoughts are trying to tell you. It’s almost like the thoughts are brushed under the carpet, or accepted as “just a bad day”. The more youignore these thoughts, the louder the ego (little voice in your head) gets. This little voice acts like a parent or a teacher, telling you what to do or not to do, making you feel deflated and uncertain of who you are. You struggle to hear your true self because you have that many thoughts, it feels like you’re in a playground with 50 screaming children.

So, how can you truly listen to your thoughts and understand what they are trying to say to you?

Here is a mindset technique that I have recently taught my clients. Try this in the comfort of your own home.

  1. Find a comfortable quiet place, where you can be alone for the next 10 minutes. Light a candle, put on some soft music, or even sit in silence. It is important that you do what works for you.
  2. Grab a piece of paper and pen, without thinking of the task, write down any thoughts that come into your mind. This could an array of one-word thoughts, a sentence, even a paragraph. Try not to overthink the task in hand, just go with the flow and trust yourself.
  3. Next to each thought, write down the emotion/feeling that you attach to this thought. How does this thought make you feel?

If you would like feedback or would like to know the next stage with acknowledging and taking action with your thoughts, please download my free worksheet at ‘dionelockyermindsetmentor.com’

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