Hi, I'm Becky Norwood. Welcome to "The Woman I Love!" As an author, publisher, and business owner, I have not only told my own story of survival from childhood sexual, emotional and physical abuse, I also help others tell their stories as well. We do not owe our past a place in our future, and the key to finding our joy comes from loving and forgiving ourselves. Do you have a story to tell? Let me help you accomplish it!
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It is often so easy to get our thoughts diverted to something that is not conducive to cheerfulness and feeling fine.
I think it is imperative that we set in motion some tricks in our tool bag that help us rise above thoughts and actions that do not serve us.
Why? Because: What You Focus on Expands!
How often are you stuck deep in a cycle of worry, fear, and other forms of destructive overthinking?
How often are you stuck in memories of the pain of your past? The regrets, the hurts, the sorrow?
How often are you aimlessly distracted from what matters most?
And how often do you feel like you’re running in place, with zero to show for your efforts?
I finally discovered some cool tricks...sometimes called brain switches that has helped me to recognize when I am slipping into unproductive thinking.
As silly as those words may seem...they work for me! You are welcome to borrow them or come up with your own words, songs, movements, etc. that snap you back out of stinking thinking.
Another trick I use is to start naming all I am grateful/thankful for:
The list could go on and on...I know you get the point! Even if I need to verbalize out loud my blessings, I am changing my focus.
Sometimes, I will break out singing a silly song. Other times, I will go for a walk. Or I will jump up and down.
The trick is to divert your mind from where it is to something that is joyful. It sure beats the alternative.
For years, I could easily slip into depression...even as a child. It is painful. It is hurtful. It is exasperating. Adopting a way to notice, to be mindful of the triggers and then consciously change the pattern when I feel the slippery slope coming on has been life changing.
I invite you to share what methods you use to keep you going strong.
How do you stay on top of those good feeling?