Sometimes it feels like we’re going through life on autopilot. When you make an effort to pay more attention to your thoughts, you might be surprised by how often they take a negative turn. Studies have shown that most people are fixated on pessimistic thoughts 70 percent of the time.
The first step toward clearing your head is awareness. If you make an effort to tune into how you’re feeling at various times, you can choose to break the cycle when you’re in a dark frame of mind. Light exercise, such as a walk or just a simple stretch, is an easy way to turn your day around.
Until it becomes a habit, you might want to set reminders or alarms throughout the day to make sure you don’t drift back into autopilot. Look to our latest release for more ideas on How to Do the Work.