Is this rational thinking?

This week I’m noticing issues with thinking. That’s not thinking generally. It’s irrational thinking.

Much of the time our thinking is skewed.

It’s irrational.

It’s a protective mechanism to keep you safe.

But this thinking doesn’t keep you safe.

  • It keeps you trapped.
  • It makes you exhausted.
  • It takes up your head space.
  • It impacts your focus.
  • It stops you connecting to those around you.

What kind of thinking? Thoughts such as….

  • If my son falls off the climbing frame he’ll die
  • I need a lock for my room in case a burglar comes into the house and attacks me first
  • My friend hasn’t texted back – why is she in a bad mood with me
  • What if I die driving on the road to the school
  • Being late people will think I’m rude and not speak to me
  • I’m a failure
  • Why does this always happen to me
  • How will I cope if [this awful thing] happens

These are just some of the things that come up in client sessions.

Yet none of these are rational/logical thinking.

It’s completely irrational. And sometimes much more intrusive.

Here’s a really quick tip if you’re constantly stuck in this thinking cycle that just escalates.

Ask yourself – what does the part of me that thinks rationally and logically think about this issue.

And then listen to this part.

It’s this simple. You just have to try it.

If you’ve found this helpful and would like me to help you – get in touch.

Much love, Tricia x

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