What do you expect from a guard you hired for the security of your house?
What if you observe him lying on a chair and taking frequent short naps whenever he gets a chance?
What if he collaborates with some unsocial entities and helps them rob your house in your absence?
Give a deep thought on this and consider the analogy I am going to make.
What do you expect from your brain?
What if your brain does not respond in the situations important to you?
What if it allows unfavorable entities to go through it to rob all the wellness from your body?
Entities I am talking about here are “our thoughts”.
You are the in-charge and you need to instruct your brain about what to come inside and what to restrict. Be aware of the truth. Everything will not become red if you are wearing red glasses. If you want to know the true colors, you need to get rid of those glasses.
Similarly, you need to analyze the source of a thought. Is it originated from a perception or reality.
A thought is a string between WIN-LOSE, GUILT-PROUD, LOVE-HATE……..
Say, for example, you are procrastinating a work for a very long time, What thoughts it generates in your mind?
‘why is it so difficult to do it?’
‘I hope, I am going to find an easier way to do it soon’
‘I will get it done by tomorrow’
‘I am stressed, I can’t do it right now’
‘I should have done it that time only, now it’s already too late’
And so on…
Do you think these thoughts are going to help you? No, They won’t! Besides, they will leave you in a feeling of ‘guilt’ that will further lead you to stress.
Now try and replace the above thoughts with these-
‘it’s not difficult, why am I not doing it?
‘I hope, I will find it easier once I start doing it’
‘I am going to get it done within an hour’
‘I don’t want stress, why not finish it first’
‘I should start doing it before it gets too late’
Did you notice a difference while reading the above thoughts? Yes! They are going to give you a sense of determination and later result in ‘proud’ moments when you finish it.
What are you feeling while reading this blog? Are you thinking of your delayed tasks? Or are you trying to find ways to complete it?
If you are already thinking of solving your delayed tasks, then CONGRATULATIONS! You are in a new thought process that you have just created by yourself. You have taken a huge step. And the time is not so far when you get an accomplished feeling of completing everything one by one.
Replace a bad thought with a good one and observe their impact on your mood and life closely.
Consider a thought as a chemical that is going to undergo a series of reactions in your body that will end up in a finalized product.
You must have studied in chemistry that reactants combine to form products and residues.
You need to find appropriate reactants (thoughts) so that you combine them to form your desired products (your aim)
3 WAYS TO CHANGE YOUR THOUGHT PROCESS
1. Delay your present thought
Thoughts have a very short life. Write it on a piece of paper and affirm that ‘ I will think of all these in the morning or after a few hours’.
After sometime when you look back to the page, you will surely notice that 90% of the thoughts written were completely useless.
2. Think substitute words
# ‘ my wife behaved rudely?’ with ‘what made my wife behave rudely?
# ‘ what will happen if I lose my job?’ with ‘ What other income resources I can generate if I lose my job’
A slight substitution of words will make a big difference.
3. Treat the source of thought as a ‘Villain’.
Do you get around the people who always tend to tear your soul with taunts and harsh words every time you meet them?
Then how can you stick around the thoughts that are making you uncomfortable? They are the villain in your movie. Either they should change or they should die.
I want to thank you to read this till the end.