Baby Steps

So many of us struggle with negative thoughts. We talk so ugly to ourselves about ourselves or we think such negative things about others and their actions. We let it stew and swirl in our minds and the thoughts just keep growing. Then we wonder why we’re grumpy or yelling or however you show up when you think these thoughts. The problem with thinking like this is that it FEELS TERRIBLE and YOU are the only one that feels that. Generally what happens next is that you a.) stay where you’re at and continue thinking, feeling, acting negatively. You’re unhappy and chances are the people around you are negative too. OR B.) You recognize that you’re being negative and you want to change it NOW so you think positive thoughts and your brain rejects them and you go right back to thinking those negative thoughts again…and the cycle continues. There is hope to ending that cycle…and it’s EASY. Really, it is. I’ll teach you how. But first, I want to tell you about Bob. “What about Bob?” is one of my favorite movies. It’s hilarious and a disclaimer: while we love it I do have to say that I did have to get it edited because of his rendition of what he thinks tourette’s syndrome is like. So the premise (taken straight from Google, thanks Google): “Before going on vacation, self-involved psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfuss) has the misfortune of taking on a new patient: Bob Wiley (Bill Murray). An exemplar of neediness and a compendium of phobias, Bob follows Marvin to his family’s country house. Dr. Marvin tries to get him to leave; the trouble is, everyone loves Bob. As his oblivious patient makes himself at home, Dr. Marvin loses his professional composure and, before long, may be … Continue reading Baby Steps