"I'm so stuck" and other crappy thoughts
So on the otherwise sunny day, I'm texting my mom and realized I was writing that I felt stuck because of my anxiety. Then suddenly.
"What good is that thought? Man, that was stupid!"
Now I could have told myself, "You stupid smelly skunk, you need to cool it, or you're always going to feel superglued in place."
But thank goodness I didn't.
Now, all of us have probably heard that positive thinking is better for our overall health. But how do we change our noxious, icky, foul smelling thoughts?
Well, I have found trying to change all of my putrid thoughts at the same time was daunting. I just couldn't do it. It was impossible. Nothing worked. I was more negative than before. I was trying to force a change that was humongous. Totally not doable. Not anywhere close.
So what did I do?
Well, I stopped. Yes, stopped.
I thought, "That's not helpful."
Then I thought of something simple and positive.
Examples can be similar to. "I'm going to figure this out like a fairy riding a unicorn." Or "I'm going to figure this out."
Now I decided to tell myself, "I'm not stuck. I'm just thinking stuck thoughts."
And you know what? It helped. It was the tiny shift I needed.
So next time you're feeling stuck and start bashing yourself. Just stop. Think something on the lines of "I'll reason a solution like Sherlock would with Watson."
Or just, "I'll figure this out."
I know it's just the tiny shift you need to carry you in a different direction. Even maybe a pixie sort of direction.