Mindfulness Mini – Misleading Yourself

It is so easy to ruminate on the negative. I found myself recently in a mind trap where I was telling myself a very one sided, negative story. It was really quite ridiculous, truly outside of reality, but when you repeat it enough to yourself, all negative things seem plausible.

To pull myself out of this ludicrous cycle, I started looking for evidence that disputed my negative story. Turns out there was a lot of evidence to the contrary of my negative perception that I was overlooking in order to stay stuck. There was another point of view, a more positive perspective.

Look for evidence that disputes your negative point of view or perception.

Not every day is good, and not every day is bad. If you start having too many bad days in a row, please start to question your internal dialogue. It is probably lying to you, at the very least misleading you.

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16 thoughts on “Mindfulness Mini – Misleading Yourself

  1. I do this all the time. I have a strong negativity demon, who specializes in telling me I cant do it, and my work is bad. It takes a lot of will power to fight it off. But it is doable and we all can rise above negativity and win out.

    1. Negativity is part of the human experience that I don’t think we can entirely eliminate. So don’t be hard on yourself for having negative thoughts, just try to have positive ones too. Keep up the fight!

    1. So easy to fall into the trap! I think it is one of our greatest opportunities. Imagine all the product thought we could have if we weren’t so mired in the negative.

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