You may find yourself at times caught in a loop of thoughts that don’t always serve you + because of the repetition and rumination that comes with em they don’t seem to let up.
Check this out from Seligman…
“Habits of thinking need not be forever. One of the most significant findings in psychology in the last twenty years is that individuals can choose the way they think.”
Whether with the support of professional help, self-help, peer help, family help, other help, it is possible to replace habits of thinking.
Why would you wanna do that?
Perhaps because some of the thought loops we got don’t necessarily fully serve you
there are habits of thinking that could be more aligned with your potential + who you are right now.
For e.g. maybe each time you give a presentation or complete some form of performance or assessment you ‘beat yourself up’ before even getting feedback and you feel a bit naff after.
Hold the phone!
Maybe, just maybe this is a habit of thinking that could be replaced
“Well done, me, I gave it my best shot in this moment and that’s another experience to bank that is gonna help me grow…next!”
It might not be possible to do this all of the time yet taking more of the reigns on habitual thoughts that creep at times when you might need better one’s is a worthwhile consideration.
You can train it.