A mental technique
What we are thinking at any one time is often just the thoughts that seem
to come into our minds. These thoughts are usually a result of HABIT - they
are structured around our everyday lives and our ambitions for the future.
There is an alternative which will take a little imagination but can be very
worthwhile. You can CHOSE what to think at any given moment. If you are not in
the habit of changing what you are thinking simply because you want to, then
this may not be easy to begin with but it is worth persevering.
Imagination is a truly wonderful thing - you can imagine yourself in absolutely
any situation you want to - and you can imagine your reaction to that situation
as well - and you can replay the scene in your mind again and you can CHANGE your
reaction. For example if you imagine that the boss calls you in to his office and
tells you that you are going to be made redundant next week - most peoples' reaction
would be shock and dismay. We may imagine the sort of things we would like to say
to the boss under these circumstances - it's all happening safely inside your
head - so you can tell the boss exactly what you think - or you could imagine what
would really happen - you might say that you are sorry to be going - not much more
to say you'd be too much in shock.
Let's try something different - same scene - you are in the boss's office and you
are being made redundant - NOW CHANGE YOUR REACTION - change it however you want
to - my suggestion is on the NEXT PAGE