Do you often predict the worst, talk down to yourself, and take a pessimistic outlook on life? You need to understand that you cannot believe every negative thought that goes through that 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘺 𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘭𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴. We tend to believe our thoughts whether they are true or not — simply because that beautiful 𝘯𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘣𝘪𝘢𝘴 wired in and the fact that we never check ourselves to examine if our thoughts are rational, logical, or true.
When people hurt us our first instinctual response is fuck you to the moon and back type of rage. We’ve all been there, and not reacting and taking personal offense to the pain inflicted is undeniably fucking hard. Especially when you really did do your best to be there for them — but your best will never be good enough for some. We take the projections of others as if they are a direct attack and a reflection of the truth. It takes strength and courage to take a step back an
“My life has been filled with terrible misfortunes, most of which have never happened.” Mark Twain Do you often predict the worst? You know... act as if you're a fortune teller? One of the best gifts I have ever given myself is working on reducing my negative thought patterns. I was naturally very pessimistic due to my environmental conditioning. You know being surrounded by a bunch of assholes who like to point out everything wrong in life. So my automatic negative thoughts
Stress. It’s killing you… Or so you think… Check this. Stress is caused by giving a fuck. It is caused by something you really care about. If you didn’t care, it would be a non issue. This is a good thing. This is what gives life meaning. If we didn’t care about anything or anyone then what is the point of existence? So I encourage you to change your perception of stress from being something to run from and something that is all ‘bad’ — to one of radical acceptance of what is
We all make mistakes, have struggles and do stupid shit occasionally. We are NOT our fuck ups. We are NOT our struggles. We are NOT our bad decisions. If you’re reading this — you are alive, and can learn from all of these experiences no matter how fucked they were. Life is a series of unfortunate events — each one of which makes us wiser, and accumulate data to better navigate the future. For these experiences develop character. We must learn that the setbacks in life and gr
Do you get upset over the little shit, that really means nothing in the big scheme of things. The solution is pausing, taking a step back to look at the situation, and then deciding how you want to respond instead of reacting emotionally. We all tend to jump to conclusions based on our unique experiences, it’s akin to a reflex— something that happens automatically without thought. It’s a lazy way to make conversation and bond with people and I’m totally guilty of this. RAFT i
We all see only that which we are trained to see. One of the most pertinent dilemmas with the humans that inhabit the earth today, is that we have large subsets of people who will accept whatever they hear, just because it suits their worldview— not because it is actually true, or because they have evidence to support it, but rather that people prefer reassurance to research. One of the views that is so perplexing to me is that it is a widely held belief that you cannot view