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Do Your Thoughts Spiral?

Do you ever have those moments where you know that your thoughts are leading you down a dark path and yet you can’t help but follow helplessly? Maybe you’re worrying about something bad happening. Or you’re focusing on a bad memory. Or maybe your negative internal voice won’t shut up. What do you do in those instances? Where do those negative thoughts take you? How do you stop it from happening?

The first thing you can do is recognize it’s happening. Acknowledge that your thoughts aren’t focusing on what you want to focus on. Since you know that this happens, try creating a redirection for your thoughts ahead of time. For example, after my dog passed, my mind continued to go to that day; the moment at the vet’s office. I didn’t want to have my focus on that day so I thought of some happy memories that made me smile. Those were my redirection thoughts.

Or, create your redirection thoughts to match the outcome that you want. For example, whatever you’re thinking about happening, think about the outcome you want instead. Visualize the outcome in your mind and use that image as your redirection thought.

When your thoughts start to spiral, put on the brakes and throw up a stop sign in your mind. Tell yourself that’s not where you want your thoughts to go and pull up your redirection thoughts.

It’s a simple task to do but one that I’ve found extremely helpful in my own life. I hope you find it helpful as well.

With much kindness,



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There are things in our lives that are so important to us that we can’t let them go. Even when we think we’ve given up and forgotten about them, they linger in our subconscious and wait for an opportunity. Our hearts won’t let us truly give up. Instead, our hearts will put something that’s important to us on the back shelf but it won’t ever go away. If you have anything like that, you need to pursue it.

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I have many things like that. Writing is one of them. I love to write. It’s something that’s been with me for as long as I can remember and has hung on through the ups and downs of life. Writing is an outlet for me, it’s a passion and it’s something I know I’m meant to do. I’ve wasted years trying to figure out what I can do with it but it’s always been there.

Whenever I look forward in my life, in a dreamy state, there are three things that are always the same. I’m a writer. I’m healthy and fit. I’m a non-smoker. (I’m also always rich!) The first three, are things that I can control and they’re things that won’t leave me. Sometimes I get discouraged because I haven’t accomplished them all yet. But I know and believe that eventually they’ll be my reality.

How do I know that I’ll achieve these three things?

  1. They’re important to me.
    • No matter how many times I think I’ve given up, they won’t leave me.
  2. I want change.
    • I continuously look for things that can help me achieve these goals.
  3. I believe they’ll happen.
    • Every time I look into my future, these three things are always there.

If we listen to our subconscious minds, we’ll find the things that are important to us. If there’s something that won’t leave you, then you know that it’s something that’s meant to be. We’ll recognize the areas that we want improvement in. We’ll seek out ways to help us make changes to reach our goals – even if it takes us years.

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The only key you need to remember is to never give up. Keep trying until you find what works for you. This applies to every area in your life; mental wellness, finances, career, relationships, health and any other area you can think of.

Dreams will follow you wherever you go. No matter your circumstances, you have the power to make them come true. If you can’t believe in yourself yet, then believe in the possibility of something more; something better. Hang onto the hope and desire that your dreams lend you. Be open to opportunities to learn and grow so that you can become the best version of yourself. The version where your dreams have finally met reality.

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Want to share? What’s one thing that has stuck with you that you won’t give up on?