It may be a challenge to always monitor your thoughts, but a good way to see how you are doing in the thinking department is to check out how you feel.
Since thoughts drive emotions (sorry Freud), just a quick check of how you are feeling will give you a good reflection of how your thoughts are flowing. And since emotional health can dictate your bodies physiology (eg. you get beet red when you’re mad) it’s pretty important to keep your unwanted emotions in check.
So if you are feeling really down or negative, you can guarantee that you are thinking negative thoughts, and recognizing that, you have a great chance at starting to change your thinking to jump start yourself back to feeling and being positive.
A big thing to remember about how you think and your thoughts, is that YOU are in control with what goes on in your own mind. How you react or respond to things in your life is up to you, not your environment, experiences or circumstances.
So checking how you feel can be a great bearing on how your thoughts are doing, and if you need to make a change to the positive…REMEMBER – it’s up to you and YOU can do it!!!
Yours in Control – Coach