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Saturday, January 16, 2021

Chapter 1, Page 16, Book 21

Remember that stress doesn’t come from what’s going on in your life.  It comes from your thoughts about what’s going on in your life 

Andrew J. Bernstein

January 16 - watch your thoughts

You are today where your thoughts have brought you, you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.

James Allen

When it comes to health and well being our thoughts matter.  Our thoughts drive our energy and actions which creates our reality.  When you feel great you will pick up the phone and call a friend.  When you are feeling down you just want to curl up and zone out.

Controlling our minds especially in times of stress will help reduce our fears, anxiety and stress.  The key is to observe our thoughts without attachment.  For example, a random though may be that I’m going to catch this virus, is so contagions. Your emotional reaction might be fear , anxiety and letting your thoughts loose.  On the other hand, if you observed that thought without attachment you’d say, is that true?No it’s possible but I’m taking recommended precautions so it’s highly unlikely.

When we believe our thoughts instead of what is really true for us, we experience all kinds of emotional distress . We are not our thoughts, our mind is like like a narrator that comments on what is going on around you.  The thoughts that spontaneously occur is mostly negative Watching your thoughts will help you to manage negative emotions and feelings.  Best to keep it simple Dont overthink it .  Smile and laugh for a mood boost. Above all else think good thoughts !

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to thing, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to rea, and all the friends I want to see.  

John Burrows


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Watch what you think about, we can choose our thoughts and our attitudes.

Martha said...

Keep thinking the good thoughts! :)

Mevely317 said...

Lately my thoughts have been getting the best of me ... I needed to read this!

Miss Kim said...

You chose some great quotes/memes today! xoxo

jack69 said...

I am learning that indeed thoughts DO matter. I am trying to control those thoughts because they do get ahead of me a bit.
As always you throw in some great thoughts and words to consider, THANKS

Sherry & jack, Florida is still cool but imma thinking it is gonna warm up soon. Stay safe up there!